How to get Twitter dark mode (Desktop + Android, iOS)


Scrolling through your Twitter timeline at night while dark mode enabled can help you lessen the screen glare and make Twitter experience more comfortable at night. It’s no news that social media giants adopted the dark mode interface to provide their users with dark display screen to making it easer to read your feed and tweets in environments with less light

I have been using Twitter dark mode, and it looks great, even during the day time. Unlike WhatsApp and Facebook, which are now playing catch-up, Twitter’s developers were quick to discover the advantages of dark mode, and it was one of the first social media platform to develop an optimized dark interface for it users.

Twitter dark mode is easy to enable, though with two different variations to choose from on mobile devices, it’s quite straightforward to enable on your desktop and mobile device. Here’s how to do it.

Check out how to get WhatsApp dark mode and Instagram dark mode

Enable Twitter dark mode on desktop

Twitter’s website makes use of the prefers-color-scheme* setting, which tells your web browser that a dark version of the site is available. Most modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Edge, will detect this, and display the correct version to match your browser settings (light or dark).

If you’d prefer to change Twitter’s appearance manually, open the ‘Settings and Privacy’ menu, then select ‘Display’ and take your pick from the three options provided: Default, Dim and Lights Out.

You can also pick a different highlight color here (options include blue, yellow, pink, purple, orange or green), which might make the site more pleasant to use in dark mode.

Enable Twitter dark mode on iOS and Android

Twitter for Android and iOS has two dark modes themes: one with a dark blue background (called ‘Dim’) and another with a black background (called ‘Lights out’), which was developed with AMOLED screens in mind.

To enable dark mode android &  iOS, slide out the main menu, select ‘Settings and privacy‘ and tap ‘Display and sound‘. You can now choose which dark mode you’d like to use, and toggle it on or off (or have it activated automatically at sunset). You can also decide to toggle ”Use device settings” but you should note that it this option is available for latest versions of android and iOS device.

Lights Out has been available to iOS users for some time, but it’s only recently been added to the Android app. If it doesn’t appear in the menu, open your phone’s settings and scroll down to ‘Apps’. Find Twitter in the list, tap it and select ‘Force stop’, then clear the app’s data. Re-launch Twitter and the Lights Out option should now be available.



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