The setting allows users to turn their background and text opposite colours – basically the text will now be white on a dark blue background.
The reason that it has been linked to the new iPhone is because Apple have long since been rumoured to be introducing a night mode across all of their apps.
There are a number of benefits to this, not least that it will stop users getting dazzled when they are looking at apps in the dark but it will also help if Apple roll out an OLED screen.
— Twitter (@twitter) August 22, 2016
OLED screens have to work less hard to produce blacks and those blacks will far richer. As the phone doesn’t have to work so hard to produce darker colours, it helps save the battery as well as giving a better appearance.
Twitter night mode can be accessed by tapping on the the “Me” tab in your profile and selecting on the cog in the top right hand corner.
A long list of options will appear and you simply select “Turn on night mode” and away you go! The feature is turned off in exactly the same manner.
The feature is available on both iOS and Android versions of Twitter.