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Twitter adds OLED-Friendly 'Lights Out' mode in the latest alpha build v8.19.0-alpha.03

Twitter's latest alpha build included the new Dark Mode Appearance in which the option for 'Lights Out' mode was available as an option.

After being delayed finally, it got rolled out on the alpha build,

Update 1 (9/12/19 @ 11:45 AM ET): Twitter has delayed the rollout of the OLED dark theme for Android.
Update 2 (10/18/19 @ 12:40 PM ET): Twitter’s “Lights Out” OLED dark mode is now rolling out to the latest Alpha build.

An updated version 8.19.0 recently rolled out to alpha testers of Twitter for Android, bringing a new display setting. Under the Display head, a third element has appeared to let you pick the dark mode appearance between two options — dim and lights out. Dim is basically Twitter’s existing dark mode in the stable app that changes the background to a shade of dark blue.

Lights out, on the other hand, switches the interface to a true-black tone, which is helpful in better curbing power consumption on phones with OLED displays.


Update 10/18: As noted by Android Police, Twitter is finally starting to roll “Lights Out” in a very limited capacity.

Only those in the Twitter alpha and beta channels are seeing the update, and even then it seems to be a server-side switch. This is by no means widely available and it’ll probably still be some time until it rolls out to the stable channel. Still, it’s great to finally see some progress on this feature months after it was promised.


Here are some of the screenshots of the feature,

Pic 1 - Dark mode options, Pic 2 - Lights out mode selected, Pic 3 - Twitter's existing Dim mode

Source - Android Police


You can also join the group Twitter for Android Experiment to get the experimental versions of Twitter and test them out before anyone else. Or else you can download it from an external source such as APK Mirror but for now, APK file for Twitter v8.19.0-alpha.03 isn't available yet on the platform.


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