Hamburger Menu vs Bottom Navigation

Spotify has removed the hamburger menu from their recent iOS app update. The design decision will put some of the most used features within the app in front of the users.

Spotify Bottom Navigation

This revisits the longstanding debate that hamburger menu has a lower discoverability and clashes with platforms navigation patterns. Users are usually forced to open the menu to discover features they value, which makes it difficult for them to reach their objective.

Google has started instructing developers to use bottom navigation bars as they make navigation between different sections easier.

Other apps will follow suit and opt-in for this type of design.