In a recent tweet, tech billionaire Elon Musk has revealed that the social media platform “X,” formerly known as Twitter, will soon exclusively support ‘dark mode.’ This decision has stirred concerns among users who find reading light text on a dark background challenging. Musk, however, asserts that the shift to dark mode is “better in every way.”
The rebranding of Twitter to “X” has been a series of unexpected changes introduced by Musk. Earlier, he replaced the iconic blue bird logo with a simple “X” as the new logo and name for the app. Presently, Twitter offers three display options: Default (white), Dim (dark blue/gray background), and Lights Out (full-on black). However, based on Musk’s recent announcement, it appears that both the light and dim options will eventually be phased out, leaving users with a permanent dark mode setting.
Users on Twitter have shared mixed reactions to this decision. Some have praised the move, hailing dark mode for its eye-friendly appeal, especially in low-light conditions. However, others are raising concerns over accessibility issues, as dark mode might prove challenging for individuals with visual impairments or dyslexia.
Musk’s tweet has sparked a lively debate among the Twitter community, with many users expressing their opinions about the importance of offering multiple display options to cater to diverse user preferences and needs. As of now, it remains to be seen when the platform’s shift to exclusive dark mode will be implemented, and if any further changes will be made to address user concerns. Regardless, it seems Elon Musk’s vision for “X” continues to surprise and provoke discussions in the digital realm.