Twitter's darker Dark mode for Android is delayed

Twitter's darker Dark mode for Android is delayed
Back in March, Twitter introduced Lights Out, a revised version of its native Dark mode option. Instead of the dark blue background with white text that it was using with its Dark mode, Lights Out features a true dark black background and white text. Not only does the dark black look better than the blue, but it also saves battery life on phones with OLED screens. That's because these displays create the color black by turning off the appropriate pixels thus lowering the demand for power from the battery.

The Lights Out feature launched on iOS back in March. To enable it, users go to Settings > Display and sound > Dark Mode > Lights Out. The old Dark mode option with the blue background is now called "dim."

When Twitter announced Lights Out back in March, it had yet to disseminate a timeline for its appearance in the Android app. Last week, Twitter's VP of Design and Research, Dantley Davis, sent a tweet (via Droid-Life) with an update for the Android version of Lights Out. Davis wrote, "The feature is coming soon, but has been delayed a bit as we work on polishing the experience. Here's a screenshot of the current build (we've included it below). Looking forward to getting this much anticipated feature to Android users. We appreciate your patience."


While waiting for Lights Out to hit the Android version of Twitter, users can still use the current version of Dark mode which can be enabled by going to Settings > Display and sound > Dark mode. On Android, users can select to turn Dark mode on or to have it activated automatically at sunset.

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7 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1526; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The picture on the top is an iPhone. Lol. You guys can’t even keep iPhones from Android articles. Lame

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Dark mode is on the iOS app, that picture has full relevance for the article. Why people here feel the need to bash phone arena on the most insignificant crap. Do you really think journalists that have been covering phones for two decades don't know an iPhone from an Android phone? What do people really want here, death to Apple, Alan and all Apple users, is that what everyone wants, like really? What will happen then?

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Your point would be valid if they actually showed the dark mode on the iOS version.

8. NCGT19

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 17, 2019

You would think a person criticising would know what an iphone looks like but nah. Sorry to burst your bubble buddy, it is not an iphone it is a google pixel phone, hence an android.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Thank God. Don't like gray 'dark' modes

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Glad, I don't have Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

7. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Lol i already have it on android i wish could upload sshot

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