No matter if you work in an office, out in the field, or both, everyone one of us now spends more time staring at a screen than ever before. Which is why it’s no surprise that a platform as popular as Twitter is taking steps to help its users preserve their eyes. After debuting “night mode” for Android users last month, Twitter is finally rolling out the feature for iOS.
“Night mode” is exactly what it sounds like. The new Twitter feature enables you to switch to a layout with a darker color scheme within the app in order to reduce the strain on your eyes. Essentially it’s a Twitter-specific version of Apple’s “Night Shift” feature, which debuted back in March. One could make the argument that iOS users should just turn this feature on for all of their after-dark phone use, but then you wouldn’t enjoy the alternate Twitter layout that the app sports while in “night mode.” Combined or not, these updates are both designed to benefit your eyes in darkness and poor lighting, and even help you get a better night’s sleep.
While there’s no doubt that night mode is a practical addition to Twitter, it’s not the first Twitter client to offer this type of feature for iOS. Launched in 2014, Tweetbox switches into a night mode on its own based on the time of day. With Twitter, the switch has to be made manually. But the fact that it’s now built into the Twitter app is sure to make it appeal to a wider range of the social media platform’s users.
— Twitter (@twitter) August 22, 2016
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