Updates on the operating systems (both Android and iOS) and apps have already started releasing support for Dark Mode. And the most recent app to get support is the beloved photo and video sharing app Instagram.
The Instagram app for Android is usually very late when it comes to new features. But that will change today, the Android app for Instagram will get support for Dark Mode in its latest beta update the same as the iOS.
Dark Mode on Instagram on Android now
First, Instagram’s Android app version 18.104.22.168 has started rolling out to its beta users. As noticed, the app does not bring anything new to the design or even new features, but it does deliver support for the dark theme toggle in Android 10 and Pie.
Similar to its rivals, the appearance of the app will embrace the darkness by switching the default white background to black and gray. Instagram, an app owned by Facebook, has made the theme available to both Android and iOS users. According to Instagram’s chief Adam Mosseri, the company released an update on Monday.
If your smartphone is running on Android 10, having to switch to the dark theme using the phone’s system toggle will also activate the dark mode in the Instagram app. The dark mode theme uses mostly pure black interface with accents of white for several buttons and logos.
The same applies to the different pages within the app like Direct Messages, as well as the IGTV. It is just like any other apps with dark theme support, but only more polished.
Dark Mode theme for Instagram on Android finally on stable channels
And if that news did not excite you, Instagram’s latest stable update version 22.214.171.124 is finally rolling out via Google Play Store with the dark mode in tow and all ready to use. The app’s dark mode theme is also added to the new iOS 13. Finally, issues in the status bar are now fixed now that Instagram’s dark mode theme is in stable channels.
As already mentioned, this dark theme supports Android 10’s toggle, however, it also supports Samsung’s Night Mode toggle on Android Pie. So, presumably, all Pie users can access it with a handful of settings.
Activate Instagram’s Dark Mode
Turning on the dark theme option for the Android 10 in the menu settings will also activate Instagram’s dark mode. Additionally, the dark mode theme in the app can also be activated from within the app’s settings for Android smartphone users, even if they don’t have the latest version of Google’s operating system.
Facebook, which owns Instagram and other big social media apps does not even have support for Dark Mode yet. But the company is currently doing multiple testings of the feature according to some reports.