If you're a regular Twitter user and use the official application for the iPhone or iPad, you'll know that the latest update promotes advertisements on top of your feed. The annoying new feature was called the Quickbar, or known around the Internet as the Dickbar.
The very controversial Dickbar was meant for users to better connect with their followers, allowing users to see what their latest trends were and to help Twitter advertise promotional tweets. However, after much debate, Twitter has opted to remove the Dickbar, rather than make changes to it.
The company posted a blog post on Thursday to alert iPhone and iPad users that the bar will be removed in the next Twitter update, which should appear in the App Store later today.
“Rather than continue to make changes to the QuickBar as it exists, we removed the bar from the update appearing in the App Store today. We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what's happening outside the home timeline. Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we're going back to the drawing board to explore the best possible experience for in-app notification and discovery.”
Twitter users can now rejoice that their iPhone and iPad app will no longer slip promotional advertisements into your stream.