Many Twitter users have found that today their display settings suddenly changed without warning.

For some – including me – the app switched from the dark “Dim” mode to the all black “Lights Out” theme, while others now see the standard light mode instead of either dark mode. Some users were unable to change their Twitter display settings back to a dark theme when their operating system was set to light mode.

Good news is if you are unhappy with the new look of Twitter there is a simple explanation and an even easier solution.

Twitter recently changed its website and mobile app to automatically match your device’s theme settings. “Lights Out” is now the standard dark theme of the app. If your computer or smartphone has a dark mode all the time, then Twitter will now appear with a “Lights off” theme unless you manually change it to “Dim”.

Because of this, Twitter has switched to light mode instead of dark mode in some cases. The app simply responds to the system-level settings of the device. However, Twitter said The Verge The forced light mode was an unintentional bug. The bug has now reportedly been fixed, allowing users to switch back to Dim or Lights Out in the app’s settings without having to change their device’s operating system design.

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How to restore Twitter’s dark mode settings

Illustration for the article titled How to Fix Recent Changes in Twitter's Dark ModeScreenshot: Brendan Hesse

On the desktop (Windows, Mac):

  1. Click on any Twitter page “More” Click in the sidebar to open the overflow menu.
  2. Choose “Display”To open the display settings. (You can also find these options under Settings and privacy> Accessibility, display and languages> Display).
  3. Select your desired topic under “Background” Section. The new topic will appear automatically.

On mobile devices (Android, iOS):

  1. Open the Twitter app and tap your profile picture to open the overflow menu.
  2. Go to Settings and privacy> Display and sound.
  3. Make sure, that “Dark mode” Slider switched.
  4. Choose your preferred appearance in dark mode.

(Note: this menu is only available in the standard Twitter mobile app. Twitter Lite does not include display options.)