Twitter is testing an OLED-friendly dark mode for Android – here's how to try it

Twitter was one of the first apps to bring a dark mode to its mobile apps. An update is making the dark mode feature even darker. The social media platform bringing its OLED-friendly ‘lights out’ dark mode to Android. The setting has been available for iOS since March and is now being offered to members of Twitter’s Android alpha program for testing.
The feature is present in  Twitter version 8.19.0-alpha.03 with setup options to choose, between ‘dim’ and ‘lights out’
Twitter for Android already offers both light and dark themes. The new ‘lights out’ option is particularly made with OLEDs in mind. The black color used in the lights out mode is a genuinely black background which will see the pixels in black areas of the display actually turned off which in turn means lower power consumption and should save some battery.
As Android Police reports, ‘lights out’ mode appears to be dependent on a server-side change by Twitter, and is also only available in the alpha version of the app (which you can sign up for here). Some users outside the test group have reported seeing the new option after clearing the app cache, but this doesn’t seem to be universally successful.
Whether you can access the option right now or not, it is clear that Twitter is working to bring the Android version of its app in line with the iOS version, so you shouldn’t have too long to wait until there is a duo of dark modes for you to choose between.