Update: Earlier, it appeared this feature was plenty only in the Alpha version of the app, but it looks like it's live in the regular version, too, just under your device's built-in Daydream menu, as opposed to a setting shortcut inside the app. Our mistake!

If you're in the Twitter Alpha testing group for the Android client, you might have noticed recently that there was a new option in the settings menu: Twitter Daydream. Daydream mode isn't exactly a hugely popular Android feature, but hey, someone's got to use it, right? And why not add some Twitter into the mix?

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If you want the feature but aren't in the Alpha group, you'll need to join up with the beta tester group here, and then link your account to the Alpha version via the instructions here. Then, you should see an update to Twitter available the next time you open the Play Store. The daydream mode, by the way, just displays tweets that contain images, showing the image as a backdrop to the text in a very pretty, minimalist UI. I kinda like it, actually.

Thanks, Sebastian!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Not a bad idea for a docked tablet.

    • ProductFRED

      Horrible idea for AMOLED screens unless the images/text rotate frequently.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I'm sure they do. Would have been pointless otherwise.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Why aren't more apps doing this? Facebook, Vkontakte, Gmail, Google+, RSS readers (feedly, press, ...)? It could be almost like touchless notifications, but without voice intergration and app-specififc (or maybe Google could implement a native feature for multiple daydream sources?)

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    I forgot Daydream existed

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  • ProductFRED

    Holy shit, I honestly thought that was iOS 8 in the first screenshot.

  • drte

    Folks at Twitter are clearly stupid.

    Instead of making their app more useful and customizable, they add this silly feature!

    Not wondering why their base growth is slow.

    • edjca

      Yes because a company as big as twitter makes all 2700 employees work on one specific feature at a time.

  • Luis Medina

    It's been implemented already in the stable version, you have to activate it manually in the device Display settings, this is just a shortcut

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep, you're right. That's our bad. Guess Daydream is such a bore that almost nobody noticed it!

  • sturmen

    I noticed this yesterday, but I didn't know I was in the alpha group...

  • Danny Holyoake

    What are those screenshots from? Whatever it is, it's trying too hard to be like iOS. Yikes.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock


      • Justin W

        And tbh, I don't think it really is trying to be like iOS at all... The white colors are really what LG's been using, and the slider is there in AOSP... Just a redesigned color scheme/slightly larger.

      • Shan

        @ David... G3 UI looks soooper cool man..:)

  • BC

    Instead of features like this, I would actually like to see a Compose Widget in the Notification Bar...that would be so useful. Alas, Twitter cares not for useful features.

  • Thomas Ramsay

    How much data is it using in daydream

  • Sdluzzi

    Why can't I join to the alpha group? I'm already a beta tester but when I click on the Alpha test group it says that my membership is waiting for approval damn!

  • GreatNews

    Odd, i have the latest Alpha Version (Yes I am a tester) and its missing this feature!

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      me too...

  • Segroukin

    "This update brings several improvements and bug fixes..."

    Still no proper change log.

  • Nuno Guerreiro

    This must be a super secret feature to only some guys... I'm with the latest alpha twitter version and N5 4.4.3 and no twitter daydream... no twitter option on the Daydream options nor mention of Daydream on the twitter settings...

  • dw2546

    vaporware. waited 2 weeks to get upgraded from beta to alpha... for nothing. useless.