Twitter Finally Adds a Night Mode for Android Update

The official Twitter client for all platforms has predominately had a very bright theme. It often makes it a hassle to read tweets at night, while white and blue are the company’s color scheme. After a Material redesign of the Android client last month, Twitter is now updating its Android App with a night mode.


With a selected group of users, the night mode is now rolling out to all users, after a long A/B testing period. It is activated through a toggle in the navigation menu and has the same shade of dark blue as the night mode in the official Mac app. The dark theme applies to every aspect of the app, including the compose screen and settings.

To switch themes depending on the time of day, there’s a system feature that allows developers, but unfortunately Twitter’s night mode isn’t using it. And unfortunately it's because the feature is a part of the Android Support Library, meaning devices as far back as an Ice Cream Sandwich would have access to automatic switching. Hopefully we’ll see it added later as it appeared that Twitter was using this approach during the A/B test.

Not everybody has received the night mode feature yet and it's still rolling out server side. Presumably, the feature will also make its way to the iOS client in the near future.

Now on Android! Turn on night mode to Tweet in the dark.
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