If you are fond of using Twitter in the night, this piece of information might interest you a lot. Twitter has added night mode for all iOS users about a month after enabling it for all Android phone users.
Enabling the new function on your iOS is quite easy—tap the gear icon on the “Me” tab. There you will find the night mode toggle, sitting alongside a couple of other settings. Twitter’s night mode cannot be scheduled at the moment, which means you have to switch on/off anytime you are tweeting late at night or in the day time.
As soon as the night mode function is enabled, a dark tint will be added to the background that surround everything below your background photo. It’s the same process if you choose to toggle the night mode off—just follow the same steps and things will be restored back the way they were.
The new function started rolling out to iPhone and iPad users on Monday. If you haven’t seen it, then you might need to restart your device a couple of times to have it installed. It is likely to be an over-the-air update since there has not been any new update of Twitter app since the last couple of days. You can also refresh the app a couple of times if it still hasn’t shown up on your phone.
The night or dark mode feature ensures that the light being transmitted from the app on your phone is not harsh on your eyes. By using a color that is darker than usual, you won’t have any problem using your phone in the night when tweeting. It is a smart move, despite the fact that a lot of people don’t particularly rate the Twitter app.
A couple of days back, Twitter clamped down on 235,000 accounts over acts of terrorism. Maybe more still needs to be done to deal with constant cases of harassment on the platform, but critics will no doubt see this step as a positive step in the right direction.
“In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Twitter, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).”
Twitter also added some new features to curb down harassment—giving you more control over what you see and who you interact with:
“We’re introducing some new features that will give you more control over what you see and who you interact with on Twitter, rolling out to everyone in the coming days,” Twitter’s Product Manager Emil Leong said in a blog post on Thursday. The company announced two significant tools to make the platform safer for everyone.
The microblogging network still has much work to do to convince a lot of critics especially in terms of constant harassment.
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