Twitter Night Mode is the newest feature available to iOS users. Night Mode is the first feature to be made available from a new batch of settings that the Twitter development team have been hard at work on.
No release date for Night Mode has been given for Android users, although the micro-blogging company seems to currently be testing out the option on iOS rather than making it available and fully functional.
The development team designed Twitter Night Mode in order to allow users to more comfortably read and write tweets in areas with little to no lighting. By default, the Twitter app utilizes a lot of white space. Since many phones and tablets use AMOLED screens and not many users keep adaptive lighting on, all the white space shown by Twitter will fatigue user eyesight in low lighting situations.
Twitter Night Mode simply replaces the white space with a dark matte blue color and all the black text with white text. The result is a generally much easier to read interface. Generally, because the new background does create a strong contrast with the brighter blue text of links, mentions and hashtags.
However, the option will still see several quality of life changes before being considered a truly finished feature.
How To Get And Enable Twitter Night Mode
As previously mentioned, the Twitter Night Mode feature is currently available for iOS smart devices only. Android users will need to wait.
iOS users do not need to check for an update to their Twitter app. Night Mode implementation was sneakily added into the app and should already be available.
To enable Night Mode, users just need to go to the “Me” tab and tap on the gear icon. In the settings popup, Turn On/Off Night Mode should show up.
If the option is not available on the iOS device, consider exiting the Twitter app and restarting it a few times. Restarting the device could be a definite way to ensure that the app has been fully shut down and that the RAM and L2 CPU caches have been cleared.
The only negative feedback that can be really said about the option apart from the strange contrast with the Twitter blue fonts, is that there is currently no way to schedule it meaning that it needs to be manually toggled on and off.
We are overall presently impressed with the Twitter Night Mode setting. Which option would you like Twitter to make available next? Will you be using Night Mode? Let us know.