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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Expands Dark Mode Options on iOS

Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users

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FILE - A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

To facilitate an even darker theme for the app, micro-blogging site Twitter has added two new modes — “Lights Out” and “Automatic Dark” — to its already existing dark mode option, making it available to iOS users first.

“It was dark. You asked for darker! Check out our new dark mode. Rolling out today,” Twitter tweeted on Thursday.

Using a pure black colour palette, the “Lights Out” mode is designed to turn off the pixels on screen to further reduce the light emitted through the app interface.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Twitter says that the mode can potentially help with saving, Fortune reported.

With the “Automatic Dark” mode, the micro-blogging site would let users choose to have their devices automatically switch from light to dark modes according to their timezones.

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“You can set things up so that your phone recognises what time it is and makes the transition for you without you even having to think about it,” the report added.

Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolling out an Updated Desktop Version of its App

However, the comments the post has been gathering suggest the public is not happy

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FILE - A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

In a bid to make navigation faster, easier and website more personalized, micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out an updated desktop version.

The updated Twitter website brings more of What’s Happening along with easy access to other features like Bookmarks, Lists and Profile, the company wrote in a blog-post on Monday.

The new version comes with an expanded Direct Messages section and the ability to let users switch between accounts faster and directly from the side navigation. It comes with new dark themes — Dim and Lights Out.

As part of the redesign, while the Home, Explore, Notification and Messages options have been shifted to the left of the desktop, the trending section has been moved to the right of the screen.

“Woah, what’s this? A shiny new Twitter.com for desktop? Yup. IT’S HERE,” making the announcement, the company tweeted from its official handle.

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A whole new Twitter is coming. Pixabay

However, the comments the post has been gathering suggest the public is not happy.

“Do not fix what’s not broken,” a user wrote.

“This is such a bad design that no one wants. I really don’t know what the design team was thinking, because this update is not suitable for desktop usage at all. You’ve designed it to function like a mobile app with obnoxiously big buttons + sections, but this ain’t a mobile,” another user replied.

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“#NewTwitter in a word, hideous. Please listen to those of us who actually USE @twitter rather than your ivory tower engineers. Just because you can design it does not mean you should. Among ugliest interfaces ever. Don’t need live counters. Profile page is now artless. #Clueless,” a person said. (IANS)