Twitter rolls out Night Mode for desktop

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Credit: https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/905477696360112129

After successfully testing the web version of night mode for weeks, Twitter has finally added the much-loved dark mode to desktop. The test followed on the heels of a mobile version that was launched in July 2016.

Night mode as you already know, is a feature that makes it easier to read tweets in the dark without leaving a strain on your eyes. The feature gets rid of any traces of white from the app, replacing it with a dark gray. The result of the change is not only good for the health of your eyes, but makes the app lovely to see.

The dark-themed Night mode, which is also available on iOS and Android versions of the app, will enable read and monitor real-time updates from your Twitter timeline same way it’s done on mobile. TechCrunch reports that the desktop version of night mode looks like a dark navy—and not actually black or gray.

 

To activate the night mode—and that’s if it’s already available to you, simply click on your icon in the top right hand corner of the Twitter interface and tapping the ‘night mode’ toggle at the bottom of the menu that pops up.

The Night mode feature was first rolled out to Android users in July 2016, and instantly became popular among many users. This was shortly followed by the iOS version, which again was a huge success just like the Android version.

The Android version of the Night Mode feature can be accessed in the navigation menu or profile icon. From there, you will find the Night Mode feature. When enabled, this feature won’t give you an actual black color. Although its darker color is just subtle, it is still an interesting feature for Twitter users who want a less bright interface when they use their device in a low light setting.

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.

Nigh mode as a feature, is not only popular with users of the microblogging platform, but also among some other social network websites. It’s a feature that a lot of people love to use because of its health benefits to the eyes. The fact that it doesn’t leave a strain on the eyes when reading your tweets in the night makes it very popular among users.

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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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