Since Elon Musk became Twitter’s CEO, he’s been pushing through a lot of changes to the social network. But perhaps none of them have been as controversial as Twitter’s recent rebranding to “X” (although the Twitter name is still everywhere). And now it seems another change is coming soon. According to Musk, Twitter will soon get rid of light mode. That immediately brought about the usual responses that you might expect, with several people making the case that light text on black can be harder to read. Many are asking Twitter to preserve a light mode option even if it switches to dark mode as the default for X’s new design identity.
Elon Musk is certainly taking the new X transformation seriously, with the billionaire owner announcing that, soon, the platform formerly known as Twitter will only be viewable in dark mode, in line with its new black color scheme.
“This platform will soon only have “dark mode”. It is better in every way,” wrote Musk in response to the user. Musk’s latest comments triggered a spate of responses from Twitter users with many reasoning about how light text against black can strain the eyes.
Elon Musk :
I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I am definitely more of a fan of Dark Mode than Light Mode, so — at least in my mind — X is keeping the better of the two. However, it seems hostile since you’d think the company would want to continue to offer its users a choice between both.
I doubt getting rid of Light Mode is going to dissuade anyone from using X, though. Leaving a platform over the lack of Light Mode seems highly unlikely so, while a subset of users may grumble about the disappearance of the display mode, Musk knows that it’s functionality they can rip out without much impact.
Musk had started hinting at the rebranding of Twitter as X on Sunday with a series of tweets, starting with one that said, “soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”
Goodbye Light Mode :
As per the platform owner’s statement, X or Twitter would only have the dark mode available to use, and this would be turned on by default, probably having no options to change it.
While many users prefer the dark mode for their use, there are still some that either turn on Light Mode occasionally or use their device’s varying display themes depending on the time.
Reduced Eye Strain: Dark mode uses a dark color scheme with lighter text, which can be easier on the eyes, especially in low-light conditions or when using devices for extended periods.
Dark Mode :
Improved Battery Life: For devices with OLED or AMOLED screens, dark mode can save power as black pixels require less energy than white pixels. This can lead to increased battery life on smartphones and other devices.
Enhanced Readability: Dark mode can improve text readability and contrast, making it easier to focus on content, especially when reading for an extended time.
Less Blue Light Exposure: Dark mode reduces the amount of blue light emitted by screens, which can help regulate sleep patterns and reduce digital eye strain.
Stylish Aesthetic: Many users prefer the sleek and modern look of dark mode, finding it more visually appealing than traditional light themes.
Better Accessibility: Dark mode can be beneficial for users with visual impairments or sensitivity to bright light, allowing them to interact with digital content more comfortably.
Immersion and Focus: Dark mode can create a more immersive experience, particularly when viewing media or playing games, as it helps minimize distractions and places the focus on the content.