Saturday , June 23 2018

Twitter appears to have a Night Mode toggle on Android (for some users)


Some Twitter users are reporting that one of the new features they’re seeing in the brand-new Material Design layout for the official Twitter app is the inclusion of a Night mode toggle, as shown above.

Ausdroid reader Dev Sharma tipped us off to this earlier (thanks, Dev), and while we’ve tried to replicate it on our own devices, we’ve done so unsuccessfully. So, thanks to Dev, you can take a look at how the new Night Mode looks in a few screengrabs he’s sent us:

The option to access Night Mode appears to be a server side switch; none of our accounts seem to have received it, and yet we’re seeing a few reports of it around the Twitter-verse from users with the same app version that we’re using (Android Police are reporting the same findings).

It’ll probably roll out to more users soon, and it’ll be a welcome improvement; using Twitter in the dark (with its bright, crisp whites) can leave you somewhat blind, so a night mode will definitely help.

Let us know if you’ve received the option to enable Night Mode in your official Twitter app!

Developer: Twitter, Inc.
Price: Free
Thanks for the tip: Dev Sharma.
Header image credit: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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ooh i’ve got it! didn’t even notice!

it’s… quite blue. but i love dark themes so i’ma keep it on.

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I like to think of these as AMOLED battery saver mode.

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I have night mode looks very nice, be great if you could add to the Ausdroid app, also the app doesn’t seem to refresh when opening have to do manually.

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