Twitter’s tweet has announced the update of black,
battery-saving dark mode. Earlier the company used to mention it as Night mode but now, it’s ‘lights out’. The update is only for IOS users, as of now.
These days, Most of the modern day smartphones, including iPhones, are equipped with OLED Screens and The Battery life of the devices is definitely going to be extended because of the black background used in most of the apps. A lot of energy is saved as the OLED panel lights up the non-black pixels only. In low-lit environments, the black background helps reduce eye strain.
The description of the modes are quoted below,
Dim: Dim is the current Dark Mode theme that we introduced in 2016 – a blue/grey color that still gives people a more comfortable way to enjoy Twitter for any environment you’re in and helps reduce eye strain in low lit environments.
Lights Out: Our new theme for Dark Mode, which is a pure black color palette that emits no light since the pixels are turned off. This is a great option for those who want an even darker theme for low lit environments that reduces eye strain, and can potentially help with saving battery.
Automatic Dark Mode: Now, Twitter for iOS devices can enable automatic dark mode to switch from light to the dark mode theme of their choice according to their timezone. This feature takes the burden off of people to make the adjustments. If you’re using Twitter all day long, it’s better on the eyes to have a tool that adjusts for the varying environments, contexts, and atmospheres you’ll experience throughout the day.
David Kaufman, Twitter’s Product Manager, stated that the changes were made from the feedback of users and partners and the company will continue to do the same with future updates.