Android users on Twitter Blue: Pay to drop Spaces button

Twitter Blue finally began allowing Android subscribers to customize the app’s navigation bar. Previously known only on iOS, the feature enables you to eliminate the Spaces icon that’s smack-dab in the epicenter of your navigation bar.

Custom navigation has already been available for Twitter Blue users on iOS. With custom navigation, you can decrease the number of displayed tabs to as few as two or keep all five that emerge by default — handy if you’re tired of stretching your finger over the Spaces tab to obtain your DMs and notifications.

Twitter first began testing the Spaces tab on iOS last year and cruised out the account on Android in May, which seemed only to give more inconvenienced users a reason to sign up for the $2.99 / month Blue subscription projected last year.

The Spaces banner displays more data, like Topics. In addition, Twitter Blue subscribers on Android can customize their navigation bars.

But Blue can’t protect us from every feature cluttering the app. For example, Twitter informed last week that it would start including more information in the banner that shows active Spaces at the top of your timeline. While there still isn’t a stage to turn this banner off entirely (neither for free nor for Blue subscribers), it will now show who’s hosting the Space, who shares a tweet in the Space, and relevant Topics.

Twitter Blue 

Twitter Blue is a monthly subscription that delivers exclusive access to premium attributes so you can customize your Twitter venture. You’ll need to be logged in to the Twitter account you bought with an active Twitter Blue subscription to access the features and settings detailed below.

Managing your Twitter Blue subscription

Sign up for Twitter Blue

  • Steer to the Profile menu on your app or twitter.com
  • Choose Twitter Blue.
  • Choose the Blue Subscribe for $/mo button.
  • Pursue the in-app purchase instructions for iOS and Android or Stripe purchase prompts for transactions conducted on twitter.com.
  • Congrats! You’re a Twitter Blue Member now!

Check Subscription status

  • Go to the Profile menu on your app or twitter.com
  • Choose Twitter Blue.
  • You will notice an Active status badge with a green check to show you’re enrolled in Twitter Blue.

Handle your billing and payment information

When you buy Twitter Blue from Twitter.com, you’ll collect your billing and payment information from the Billing Summary.

  • Steer to the Profile menu on your app or twitter.com.
  • Choose Twitter Blue to see your Twitter Blue home page.
  • Pick Manage subscription.
  • Choose Manage payment and subscription info to catch your Billing Summary.
  • Modify your payment method or cancel your plan.
  • Find and customize your subscription elements.
  • After signing up for Twitter Blue, you’ll manage your subscription, access Labs, and customize your Twitter Blue features from the Twitter Blue membership page found under the profile menu when you select Twitter Blue to get started.

Find your Twitter Blue Feature settings

  • Navigate to the Profile menu on your app or twitter.com.
  • Select Twitter Blue.
  • Your Twitter Blue membership page displays the Active badge in the top right.
  • Under Feature settings, select the feature you’d like to customize:
    • Undo Tweet
    • Theme
    • App icon
    • Custom navigation
    • Reader
    • Ad-free Articles
    • Labs
    • Ad-free sites
    • See your impact
    • Custom navigation set up

This iOS-only feature lets you choose and save at least two and up to 6 items for the bottom navigation bar in the Twitter for iOS app. When you remove default items from the navigation bar, you’ll find them listed in the Profile menu.

Set up your custom navigation

  • Navigate to the Profile menu on your app.
  • Under Feature Settings, tap Custom navigation.
  • Tap and hold the items to drag them into your preferred order.
  • Tap Save.
  • Your selected items now appear at the bottom of your app in the navigation bar for easy access to your favorite Twitter destinations.
  • You can reset your navigation bar to the Twitter default by tapping the reset button.

 Create a Bookmark Folder from your Home timeline

  • From a Tweet, tap the share icon and select Add Tweet to Bookmarks
  • Tap the blue Add to Folder button

Create a Bookmark Folder from your Profile menu

  • Tap Bookmarks.
  • Tap the New Folder icon on the bottom of the Bookmarks page.
  • Enter a name for your Folder.
  • Tap Create.

Add/remove a Tweet you’ve bookmarked to existing Folders from the Profile.

  • From the Profile menu, Tap Bookmarks.
  • Tap All Bookmarks.
  • Tap the Share Tweet icon at the bottom of the Tweet you want to add to your Folders.
  • Choose to Add to Folder from the row of alternatives for sharing a Tweet. You may need to swipe to see the complete list of Share Tweet options.
  • Tap the name of the Folders where you’d want to catch your Bookmark.
  • A notification will let you know your Bookmark was saved to the Folders.
  • To remove a saved Bookmark from a Bookmark Folder, follow steps 1-4. Tapping the Add to Folders icon again removes it from the Folder.

Add/remove a Tweet you’ve Bookmarked to a New Folder.

  • From the Profile menu, Tap Bookmarks.
  • Tap All Bookmarks.
  • Tap the Share Tweet icon at the bottom of the Tweet you want to add to your Folders.
  • Choose to Add to Folder from the row of options for sharing a Tweet. You may need to swipe to see the complete list of Share Tweet options.
  • Tap the name of the Folders where you’d like to see your Bookmark.
  • A notification will appear to let you know your Bookmark was saved to the Folders.
  • To remove a saved Bookmark from a Bookmark Folder, follow steps 1-4. Tapping the Add to Folders button again removes it from the Folder.