Do You Know Twitter’s Latest Alpha Release?


For those who have trouble reading, writing and sending tweets in the dark, a new alpha build of the Twitter app for Android reveals a night mode setting. With this feature, users will be able to navigate their way around the app in the dark. Night mode automatically makes the screen dark blue with white lettering, reversing the usual dark lettering on white background usually employed by the social media app. Even though a dark mode for Android was removed in Android N Developer Preview 3, developers can still have their apps automatically go into night mode depending on the time and the location of the app’s user.

The night mode feature for the alpha version of the Twitter for Android app comes on top of a redesign which adds tabs for Timeline, Moments, Messages and Notifications. Some users have seen a hamburger icon with a slide out menu, while others have a three dot overflow menu. This happens during A/B testing, where two different versions of an app are being tested to see which one user prefer.