Twitter will Find an even darker’dark mode’
Twitter’s dark manner is about to get darker. In response to a client’s criticism that Twitter’s dark motif is not actually black, but more of a blue-ish color, company CEO Jack Dorsey responded that’s going to be fixed. Even though a seemingly small tweak, dim mode settings for apps have become increasingly popular as a way of saving battery life on high-end apparatus and which makes easier on our eyes that the programs that we use often for extended stretches.
The interest in dark topics has grown steadily since Twitter first debuted its very own”Night mode” back into mid-2016.
A number of programs now support darker topics, such as YouTube, Google, Medium, Reddit, Wikipedia, Instapaper, Pocket, IMDb, iBooks, Kindle, Google Maps, Waze, Opera Mini and a Lot More. It’s even rumored that the upcoming version of this Android OS will have a system-wide dim mode setting — something dim manner users have wanted for several years.
This weekend, the topic made its way to The Wall Street Journal, that made the case for dark modes becoming a typical setting across all apps and devices — not just for simplicity of use and battery life benefits, especially on OLED displays — but also because it may help reduce device dependency, and improve sleep.
In other words, having a decent dark style is no longer just an aesthetic choice such as skinning your Gmail with a cute photo — it is a choice that has real-world advantages. And for many, a dim mode is now their default.
Twitter’s dark mode, however, has been on the lighter end of the spectrum.
The app doesn’t go to get a true black, but rather a blue-black shade.
That’s being addressed, according to @jack’s tweet.
Wish all apps used black for dark mode. Unlike this weird blue @Twitter uses
— Alex Maxham (@alexmaxham) January 20, 2019
Of course, there’s an argument to made here that Twitter is too concerned with tweaking minor product information, as if things such as a greater dark mode or otherwise threaded conversations matter that much at a time when the company is facing significant problems with regard to how it manages extremism, harassment, doxing, spam, fake news, apartment user growth and more on its platform. (And that its CEO doesn’t seem to have good answers for how it’s handling these issues.)
However, for people who are on Twitter anyway and hooked to surfing the timeline, a”blacker” dark mode will boost their use of the product.
Neither Dorsey, nor Twitter itself, has shared more info on when we will see this update, or which platforms are going to obtain the”black” dim manner first. However, Twitter first launched its own original dark style on Android, so that may be a place to watch.