Discovering Twitch dark mode has been one of my favorite simple pleasures of the year. Come find out what it is and how to enable it.

Twitch Dark Mode

Discovering Twitch dark mode has been one of my favorite simple pleasures of the year. If you spend as much time on Twitch as I do, you will understand why. If you are unfamiliar with Twitch, it is a streaming platform mostly used by gamers. Game streaming has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment for the younger crowd. Even adults enjoy watching streams. Twitch has become the most popular streaming platform, with gamers, entertainers, and more making this their preferred platform.

What is Dark Mode?

Bright user interfaces can be harsh on the eyes, and for this reason, we have dark mode. It replaces white backgrounds in an operating system’s interfaces or an app with a dark color. It is usually black, and the text to a light color.

Why Does Dark Mode Exist?

We already mentioned that dark mode exists to prevent the strain on eyes caused by bright backgrounds. Some people also just read better on a dark background. This is especially true when you are in a low light environment.


Newer screens such as AMOLED and OLED screens can produce a near true black. The screen turns off portions of the display to show a dark black. True black on an OLED screen saves battery. This is because it does not have to project color or brightness onto that portion of the screen.


Another good reason for dark mode is that it reduces the glare that you experience on the screen. Lights above you or the sun have less effect, and it becomes easier to view the phone.


While your phone might have an obvious way to turn on dark mode from the top menu. However, not every app is this easy to turn on dark mode in. Not every app has a dark mode, either.

Turning on Dark Mode in Twitch

With Twitch being one of the most popular streaming apps and platforms globally, it isn’t much of a surprise that it supports dark mode. Are you wondering how to enable dark mode on Twitch? Don’t worry, we are going to teach you how to turn it on.

For Your Computer

Twitch is more than just an app. It is also a website that you can stream your favorite users on. Enabling dark mode on your computer is very easy.
Once logged into your web browser, go to the profile icon. It will be in the top right corner. One of the options under the menu that drops down is Dark Theme. This will change the whole appearance of the website while leaving the layout the same.
Make sure that you are using the most recent browser updates for your software. The website may not display correctly in dark mode if you are using an old browser.

On Twitch APP

After you have downloaded and logged into the Twitch app on your mobile device, you will want to click on the profile icon. You will want to enter the settings menu and then find the option to enable Dark Mode.
This method for turning on dark mode will work on Android and iOS. The apps are very similar to each other.


Activating dark mode on Twitch is not hard. It is a simple button located under the profile on both the app and the website. You will be able to see the app in a way that is easier to read and preserve your battery life when enabled. Battery life on Twitch means everything as the constant internet, and video streaming kills the battery.


Dark mode is one of the most demanded features on devices around the world. Twitch listened to its users and implemented dark mode. Not every app has yet. From those that do, not all of them are as easy to enable as Twitch has made it.

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