After pushing its new dark mode to alpha users late last week, Twitter has finally made the new UI experience available to all users on Android. While that was an impressive turnaround indeed, the feature has been available on the company’s iOS app for more than seven months, and its release is more than a month late compared to earlier promises.
Since it launched on iOS users back in March, Twitter’s ‘Lights Out’ Dark Mode has proved to be one of its most popular features.
This makes it much easier on the eyes, particularly when browsing Twitter in darker environments.
When it was announced back in March, Bryan Haggerty, Senior Design Manager at Twitter, said: “Giving more people options to personalise their experience on Twitter based on what makes them most comfortable is what the latest update to Dark Mode is all about.”
While the feature was previously only available for iOS users, Twitter has finally rolled it out on Android.
It tweeted: “Welcome to the dark side, Android users. You can now go lights out on Twitter.”
The older ‘dark mode’ is still there, though, and you can specify which of the two you’d like to use in the app’s settings. You can also use an automatic switcher, according to the app’s release notes on the Play Store. If you go with the ‘Lights Out’ mode, though, not only will the new color template be easier on your eyes at night, but it will also help improve battery life on OLED screens, as truly dark areas of the screen are turned off with the newer display tech.
You should be able to see the updated version of the app rolling out on the Play Store now.
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