Elon Musk has again sparked a debate, this time on the light mode versus dark mode argument, as he reveals that Twitter, currently transitioning to X, is set to fully adopt the dark mode. In an early morning post, Musk stated that "this platform will soon only have 'dark mode'. It is better in every way."
The announcement promptly sparked a range of responses, with many arguing that light text on a black background can be more challenging to read. Consequently, several users are urging Twitter to retain a light mode option, even if dark mode becomes the default setting in X's new design identity.
While some users prefer the dynamic adjustment of apps to light or dark based on their current OS setting, others are staunch advocates of a full-time dark mode. The latter seems to align with Musk's direction.
Twitter, at present, offers various background choices based on a user's preference: a light mode, a "dim" setting with a dark blue/gray background, and a "lights out" option that's entirely black.
Twitter's gradual rebranding to X continues, with the Android app already sporting the new name and logo in the Google Play Store. The iOS app is expected to follow suit soon. In the meantime, Twitter is working to attract advertisers back, offering verification as an incentive for brands to increase their spending on the platform.