Twitter has released a minor update to its iOS app with a few bug fixes, security improvements, and one major improvement: The dreaded “Quick Bar” has been fixed.

A few days ago Twitter released version 3.3 of its iPhone app with a new Quick Bar which shows trending topics and promoted Tweets at the top of your screen. The problem is the Quick Bar actually covered up other messges at the time, and there was no way to get rid of it.

Twitter 3.3.1 still shows trending and promoted topics, but instead of overlapping the messages you might actually want to see, the new Quick Bar hangs out above the search bar and only takes up screen real estate when you scroll all the way to the top of your screen. It’s far less obtrusive.

Still, if the whole Quick Bar ordeal left a bad taste in your mouth, you might want to check out TeeWee, a free Twitter app for iOS which offers all the same features as the official app plus themes and adjustable fonts… and no Quick Bar.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...