The update is accessible in the latest stable version of the Twitter app (9.68.1). If your device is running on Android 13 or higher, you can now update the Twitter app to get the themed icons. Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy owners can also access this feature as these devices support Material You theming.
Interestingly, this update was merged into the Twitter app by Chris Banes, a former Twitter employee who left the company in November due to Elon Musk’s mass layoffs.
Twitter now supports the Android 13 themed icons
For those who don’t know what themed icons are, they will give a unified appearance to the home screen icons and match the system theme. Once you enable the feature, the Twitter app will change its look to match the wallpaper and system theme.
Of course, many apps currently support Android 13 themed icons, including Spotify, Slack, Telegram, WhatsApp, Mastodon, and more.
After updating the Twitter app to the latest version, you’ll notice that the new Twitter Blue is not yet available to Android users. The revamped Twitter Blue has rolled out to iOS users first at $11/month, and it might come to Android in the coming months.
Elon Musk has made some drastic changes to Twitter since he took over the company in late October. Besides mass layoffs and selling kitchen appliances in company headquarters, the billionaire has abolished Twitter for Android/iPhone labels, as he promised last month. Musk already said these labels are a “waste of screen space & compute.”
Elon Musk is now asking users whether he should step down as Twitter CEO. Currently, over 57% of users voted “Yes.” If Musk would abide by the results, he should choose a new CEO for the company and get back to Tesla and SpaceX.