Twitter testing night mode on its Android alpha app

Twitter testing night mode on its Android alpha app
For those who have trouble reading, writing and sending tweets in the dark, a new alpha build of the Twitter app for Android reveals a night mode setting. With this feature, users will be able to navigate their way around the app in the dark. Night mode automatically makes the screen dark blue with white lettering, reversing the usual dark lettering on white background normally employed by the social media app. Even though a dark mode for Android was removed in Android N Developer Preview 3, developers can still have their apps automatically go into night mode depending on the time and the location of the app's user.

The night mode feature for the alpha version of the Twitter for Android app comes on top of a redesign which adds tabs for Timeline, Moments, Messages and Notifications. Some users have seen a hamburger icon with a slide out menu, while others have a three dot overflow menu. This happens during A/B testing, where two different versions of an app are being tested to see which one users prefer. We should mention that Floating Action Buttons are used to compose new tweets.

The night mode feature on the alpha version of Twitter for Android cannot be manually turned off, and stays in effect until the morning comes. By the time Twitter does offer night mode for the regular Android version of Twitter, there should be more user control over the feature. Twitter, though, is still a long way from offering night mode to its Android users.

source: 9to5Google

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