Soon after announcing Twitter’s rebrand to ‘X,’ owner Elon Musk said that he wanted to make ‘Dark Mode’ the default setting for the platform.
At first, Musk announced that X would only have a Dark Mode, saying it’s “better in every way.” Subsequently, he said that users had requested he keep the ‘Light Mode,’ and thus, Light Mode would remain available, though Dark Mode would be made default. Additionally, ‘Dim’ mode would be deleted.
This platform will soon only have “dark mode”. It is better in every way.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 27, 2023
A lot of people have asked to keep light mode, so we will, but the default will be dark and dim will be deleted
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 28, 2023
Currently, X offers three background options: ‘Default,’ which is the Light Mode, ‘Dim Mode’ and a ‘Lights Out Mode,’ which is the app’s name for dark mode. Light Mode has a white background with black text, Dim Mode has a dark blue background with white text, and Lights Out Mode has a black background with white text.
Forcing Dark Mode for all users contradicts the accessibility of the platform, especially for those with visual impairments. And Musk listening to users and retaining the Light Mode is a rare W from the world’s richest man.
The platform is also likely to offer payment and banking features soon. Read more about it here.