This is a new feature which is not yet avaliable for Android users but is available for IOS users. Twitter’s all-black ‘Lights Out’ mode for Android users will be available by mid-September.
Dantley Davis, VP of design and research at Twitter has now after revealed in a tweet that the feature will be available on the Twitter app for Android by mid-September.
The new dark mode will be arriving on Android in six months after its arrival on the iOS platform.
When asked why it is taking so long for Twitter to bring the feature to Android, Davis replied that the main reason behind the delay is “prioritization.”
Unlike the existing dark mode feature on the Twitter app, which has been available since July 2016, the Lights Out mode is a true dark mode with a completely black background.
The lights out mode, thanks to its all-black background, will help reduce eye fatigue when using the app, especially in low-light environments.
If your smartphone has an OLED display, the feature will also help in extending battery life.
Since OLED displays simply turn off the pixels when displaying a black background, the dark mode helps reduce power consumption by a slight margin.