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Hands-On: Twitter’s Night Mode for Android

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A month ago, Twitter officially began rolling out a complete material design makeover for their Android app. It was met with much praise by users and meets all the design standards Google set back in 2014 with Android Lollipop. However, something that’s been leaked before and rumored about is a possible upcoming dark theme for the app to make viewing the social network at night easier on your eyes. But there really hasn’t been anything to base our guesses off of about whether the feature will actually begin rolling out. That all ends now, as it’s now known that Twitter is, indeed, rolling out a dark theme for their Android app called “Night Mode”.

The feature is accessible via the side menu in the Twitter app, and with a simply flick of a switch, you’ll be rocking the new Night Mode. So since we’re pretty fond of performing hands-on segments about applications here at MBEDDED, I thought I’d give you a peak at what the dark theme looks and feels like while using the app.

As you can see, this Night Mode works much like any other dark theme you’d find inside an app or service. White text is present alongside blue accents to indicate that this is the Twitter app you’re using. And the theme extends all the way into the Settings page. In fact, I couldn’t even find one spot where I saw white instead of black. Even the retweet dialog outside the app is themed.

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Yeah, it’s that extensive.

There’s not much else to talk about here except how awesome this dark theme is. Twitter really is shifting their focus a bit over to Android’s side to show it’s users some love which I’m sure we all appreciate to some degree. Of course, not everyone is gonna like this new theme, but that’s why the old white theme is here to stay.

If you wanna check out the new material design of the Android Twitter app, click here.

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3 Replies to “Hands-On: Twitter’s Night Mode for Android”

  1. […] Recently, Twitter released an update to their Android app which brings a new Night Mode to the application. In case you’re wondering, Night Mode gives Twitter a full dark theme paired with a navy blue color scheme to make viewing at night or with low brightness easier on your eyes. However, the social network never bothered to bring over the feature to its other user database, iOS. However, according to the latest beta of Twitter for iOS, it looks like this is about to change… […]

  2. […] Android users have had this feature for quite some time now. In fact, almost two months ago, we went hands-on with the feature inside the Android app which showed off a navy blue color scheme paired with a dark background and white text. This very […]

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