Twitter's 'Night Mode' to Go Darker After User Complaints
Have you ever used Twitter's 'night mode'? Have you found it dark enough for your liking?
Evidently, some users have not, and recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey noted that it's something which they'll be looking to address. So now, Twitter's night mode, which was recently added to the desktop version, will be getting even darker, better aligning with broader industry trends.
You can see the issue here - over on Dark Mode List, they show a comparison of the various app night modes, which highlights the lighter Twitter screen.
You can see that Twitter's screen is more blue than Reddit's night mode, making it appear brighter, and harder on the eyes.
That brightness can actually be a significant issue - as per Tech Insider, the blue light emitted by smartphone screens helps you to see them, even at the sunniest times of day.
"But at night, your brain gets confused by that light, as it mimics the brightness of the sun. This causes the brain to stop producing melatonin, a hormone that gives your body the "time to sleep" cues. Because of this, smartphone light can disrupt your sleep cycle, making it harder to fall and stay asleep - and potentially causing serious health problems along the way."
As such, night mode is not just an aesthetic addition, it also has health benefits, which is why it's important for Twitter to get it right.
Twitter first rolled out night mode on Android in 2016 (with iOS coming shortly after), and as noted, it's since been made available on desktop too. And given Dorsey's documented interest in wellbeing - and sleep specifically - it's little surprise that Twitter is now looking to take action to fix the option. Though as TechCrunch notes, the focus on updating smaller issues like this, while Twitter is facing much larger problems, can leave the platform open to some criticism of its priorities.
But either way, a darker night mode is coming soon for your tweets.
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