Elon Musk wrote on Thursday evening that Twitter will soon have “only a dark mode”. Musk came back (partly) on that decision not much later.
According to Musk, Twitter’s dark mode is “better in every way,” and light mode should disappear. Musk’s decision was immediately criticized. For example, users state that text is more difficult to read on a dark / black background. They therefore ask the CEO to reconsider the decision and to keep the light mode. The CEO seems to agree, according to a tweet that confirms the continued existence of the light mode.
“Many people have asked to keep the light mode so we will do that, but the default setting is dark and dimming will be removed,” writes Musk Friday night on Twitter. The disappearance of Twitter’s dim mode – soon X – also seems to be a controversial step that can immediately count on objection. That mode fills the gap between the light and dark modes with a dark blue background.
It is unclear why this mediocrity has to give way under the transformation to X. It is known that Musk prefers the dark mode because of X’s dark house style. The logo is always placed on a black background.
Rebranding to X
Whether Musk ultimately implements his decision remains unclear. It is certain that the platform is gradually losing more and more Twitter references. After the web application, the Android app already received the new logo. It is not known when the same update for iOS will follow.
Before then, the social media platform is already working on new features. Functions with which X, if it is up to Musk, will eventually take place next to the Chinese WeChat. This app is known in China as the ‘everything app’ and also offers payment services, for example. At first it doesn’t seem to go that far. Shared screenshots show that work is being done on (video) calling functions.
It is uncertain whether X can ever achieve that goal. Earlier this month it was announced that the platform had lost 50 percent of its advertising revenue. In addition, Musk is not popularizing itself with users with actions such as wanting to remove dark mode or usage limits.