How to Use Twitter Night Mode

Reduce strain on eyes and batteries

Dark mode (also called Night Mode) is a popular feature that can reduce the strain of staring at screens on your eyes, especially at night. The option to change to Twitter's night mode is available on all official versions of the app and on the website. Many third-party Twitter apps also feature their own dark mode settings. Here's how to use the feature.

The steps on this page apply to the Twitter website and the official Twitter apps on iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

What Is Night Mode on Twitter?

Twitter’s dark mode, much like YouTube's dark mode, is a purely aesthetic option that changes the look of the social network within an app or on the web.

Enabling dark mode on Twitter doesn’t change how the site works, nor does it add any extra functionality. Many users prefer to turn it on, however, since it's easier on the eyes in low light conditions and it can also save some battery life on newer smart devices that have an OLED screen.

How to Turn on Twitter's Night Mode on iOS and Android

Here's how to enable Twitter's night mode using an iOS or Android device:

  1. Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device and swipe right to bring up the menu options.

  2. Tap Settings and privacy > Display and sound > Dark Mode.

    You can turn Twitter's dark mode on or off in the display and sound settings
  3. Here you have a few options. You can turn Dark Mode on or off, or set it to turn on automatically at sunset.

  4. You can also choose your theme, either Dim or Lights Out. Tap Dim for a dark blue theme or Lights out for a purely black look.

    Turning on the Twitter dark more or night mode within the Twitter iOS app.

    If you're enabling dark mode to save battery life, you need to use the Lights out option too.

How to Turn on Twitter's Night Mode for Windows 10 and the Web

The official Twitter app for Windows 10 is based on the web version of the social network. Due to this similar coding, the way to activate Twitter’s dark mode is the same on both the web and the Windows 10 app. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the Windows 10 Twitter app or open Twitter.com on your preferred web browser.

  2. Select More (the ellipses) > Settings and privacy > Display.

    You can access Twitter's dark mode on the web via the More menu.
  3. Select either Dim to activate a blue-themed dark mode or Lights Out to turn on the regular black Twitter dark mode.

  4. You can further customize your Twitter dark mode on Windows 10 or the web by selecting the colored icons above the dark mode options. This changes the color of the Twitter icons and links.

    Turning on the Twitter dark more or night mode within the Windows 10 Twitter app and Twitter website.