Instagram is introducing a dark mode option. The latest major photo-sharing app is adding a new feature which will help to reduce eye-strain, saving-battery, and chic-looking trend that’s sweeping the globe.
Instagram’s new appearance is pretty similar to its rivals; it’s embracing the darkness by flipping the default white background to black and gray combinations. According to Instagram’s chief Adam Mosseri, the photo-sharing app made the theme available to iOS and Android users in an update released on Monday.
From today, you can use Instagram in dark mode on iOS 13 or Android 10. Even now, you can turn the dark mode on your phone to try it out.
To activate dark mode on an iPhone, the iPhone users need iOS 13 because the new display option is only available through Apple’s new settings. After opening the Settings menu, you need to tap Display and Brightness and press the Dark option on the right, then Instagram will flip automatically to the theme.
Android 10 users can activate it similarly by turning on the dark theme option in the settings. Instagram’s dark mode can also enable from the app’s settings. For Android phone users, if they don’t have the latest version of Google’s operating system.
Facebook doesn’t have the support for dark mode. But Facebook is also testing the dark mode option according to multiple reports. Currently, dark mode is available for Facebook Messenger’s app.
Recently, Instagram takes another page from Snapchat’s playbook with a new Threads app.
Some people preferred dark mode because it’s easier on the eyes. Google also rolled the theme for the Gmail app. Google said the theme increases battery life. And the darker pixels need less power than lighter ones, and, on some displays, black pixels require no power at all.
Recently, Google introduced a system-wide dark mode option in Android 10, which changes colors of the phone’s menus and home screen, but only some apps support it.