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Twitter adds “lights out” dark mode for iOS users

Twitter Dark Mode

Twitter has finally listened to the most anticipated demand from its users and has provided battery-saving Dark Mode. Usually, Twitter is not known for listening to the feedback and demands of its users, nevertheless, occasionally, users create enough cacophony about a mundane issue that Twitter listens. Recently, Twitter announced a switch that allows users to toggle between viewing tweets chronologically and having algorithmically sorted. Now, the microblogging site has announced that it is tweaking the Night Mode on the platform in order to provide users with even darker shades.

With most smartphone manufacturers including OLED displays in their flagship smartphones, including iPhones, the use of black background in the most popular apps can essentially extend the battery life of the device. The OLED panels completely turn off black pixels, making black appear darker, and having pixels turned off on your device because of the Dark Mode application can ensure longer battery life as well as less strain on eyes. Twitter also argues that the proper black background helps reduce eye strain in a low-lit environment.

The new night mode comes with three options in order of decreasing brightness: light, dim (the previous dark-mode color scheme), and “lights out.” Twitter will allow iOS users to set an automatic dark mode, wherein their devices will switch to dark mode at night and switch back to light in the day time.

A few weeks ago, Twitter was reported to be working on a “subscribe to conversation” feature that would let users follow a thread without being involved in it in any way.

With this new feature, Twiter has added a button to the top right corner of threads. Clicking on this button will notify users when additional tweets have been added to the thread. Since users are not required to “heart” or comment in a thread to receive updates, this could add a bit of anonymity. There is no information as to when this feature might see a release with the full-fledged version of the app.


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