Twitter Launches Night Mode on Official Android App

Twitter's app, at least on Android, hasn't always been the best. Nor has it been everyone's first choice for using Twitter on their Android smartphone or tablet. However, in the past couple of years, Twitter has been making their app much, much better. Adding in all sorts of new features, recently rolling out their material design makeover, and today they are rolling out their Night Mode feature. So those of you that were wanting to get rid of that bright white interface, that is definitely not favored when using Twitter at night or in the dark.

As far as implementation goes here, Twitter kept it simple. In the slide-out drawer, you'll see a toggle near the bottom, for Night Mode. Just flip that toggle and you'll be in Night Mode, even when it's not dark out. Making it super easy, even for those that may not know that Twitter has a night mode. Now the Night Mode isn't actually black, it's more of a dark blue color. It's still darker than the white UI that Twitter uses by default, but a black Night Mode would have been preferred, especially for those with an AMOLED display. As it will save them even more battery life.

The best part about this is that there's no update needed. Simply open up your Twitter app and you'll have the feature. Although, you may need to clear Twitter from your recently opened apps. Once you've done that and let it load back up, you should see the toggle in the slide-out menu. It appears to be available for everyone, that is on the latest version of the Twitter app. So there's no slow, staged rollouts here. Exactly how new features should be rolled out.

Lately, Twitter has been having trouble getting users to use their service, and getting their current users to use it a bit more. Night Mode has been a highly requested feature for Twitter users, so this may help get users into using the service more. But of course, it's not going to solve all of their problems, in that regard. There's no word on when or if this Night Mode feature will make its way to Android, however.

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