How to Use Twitter Night Mode

Take the strain off your eyes and your battery

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

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 the YouTube 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 on dark mode, however, as it can be easier on the eyes in low light conditions and can also save some battery life on newer smart devices that have an OLED screen.

How to Turn on Night Mode on Twitter for iOS and Android

  1. Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device and tap your profile picture in the top-left corner.

  2. From the menu, tap Settings and privacy > Display and sound.

    Turning on the Twitter dark more or night mode within the Twitter iOS app.
  3. Tap the Dark mode toggle to activate dark mode on your Twitter app.

  4. Two new options will appear: Dim and Lights out. Tap Dim for a dark blue theme or Lights out for a purely black dark mode 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'll need to use the Lights out option too.

  5. To disable Twitter dark mode at any time, tap the Dark mode toggle again. Likewise, you can also switch between the Dim and Lights out options whenever you like.

    Tap the Automatic dark mode toggle to get the Twitter app to use the regular white theme during the day and dark mode during the evening and night.

  6. Tap the Home icon on the bottom menu to exit the settings and return to your Twitter timeline.

Twitter Dark Mode for Windows 10 and the Web Interface

The official Twitter app for Windows 10 is based on the web experience for the social network found on Twitter.com. Due to this similar coding, the way to activate Twitter’s dark mode is the same on both the web and Windows 10 app.

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

  2. Select the ellipsis in the left menu.

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

    Turning on the Twitter dark more or night mode within the Windows 10 Twitter app and Twitter website.
  4. Select either Dim to activate a blue-themed dark mode or Lights Out to turn on the regular black Twitter dark mode.

    Turning on the Twitter dark more or night mode within the Windows 10 Twitter app and Twitter website.
  5. To customize your Twitter dark mode on Windows 10 or the web, select the colored icons above the dark mode options. These will change 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.