Smartphones and dark mode go hand in hand. The screen may be bright, causing eye strain and battery drain, and dark mode may take the edge off of both. It is perfect for night-time search, but also for general use, especially on OLED monitors with inky blacks. Dark mode, aka night mode, is especially good for tweeting and Twitter makes it easy to change.
If you are an avid Twitter user, you may know that Twitter has been in a dark position since 2016. But until March 2019, Twitter had only a dark mode option. The company rolled out an OLED night mode called "Lights out" on March 28. With this mode looking good on a smartphone, they with an OLED screen will really notice a difference when surfing.
Step 1: Enable Dark Mode (Previous Night Mode)
Enabling "Dark Mode" (previously called "Night Mode") on the Twitter app is actually super simple. First, make sure you are on the main page of any of the four tabs at the bottom of the screen. Just tap one of them if you are not.
Then click on your profile icon at the top left or drag right from the left of the screen. Now tap the light bulb (iOS) or the crescent moon (Android, some iOS versions) at the bottom left of the menu. Alternatively, you can press the lamp on IOS for a long time and then press the slider next to "Dark mode".
You can also get there longer by pressing "Settings and privacy" in the pull-down menu, then "Display and sound." You will see the settings for "Dark Mode" here.
If this is the first time you enable "Dark Mode", Twitter may ask you if you would like to enable and disable the option automatically based on time of day. If you choose "Not Now" but wish you selected "Yes", you can easily enable this option at any time.
On iPhones with the bulb icon, the fastest way to do this is to long press this icon. When the submenu is displayed, you can easily activate "Auto Dark Mode" by pressing the slider.
For all devices, including iPhone if you want to go far, enter the page snippet menu again and then press "Settings and Privacy". Then select "View and sound". On IOS, you can simply press "Auto Dark Mode" and Twitter will respond accordingly. On Android, tap "Night mode" and then tap "Automatic at sunset".