Instagram is testing Dark Mode on Android: Reports

By Xite - September 25, 2019
Instagram is reportedly testing Dark Mode in Android app. As per the reports making rounds on the internet, those beta testers who are using phones with Android 10 are getting an update that automatic....

With both Android and iOS now adding a system-wide Dark Mode in the latest iterations of operating systems (Android 10 and iOS 13.1 respectively), it seems that developers are also jumping on the bandwagon of bringing the same feature to their respective apps. The latest entrant to this group is Instagram. The beta testers of the Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app have their versions upgraded to The update, however, does not bring any UI redesign. 

According to 9to5google, if you’re on a device that is running Android 10, you can switch on the dark mode on Instagram by using the system toggle. This essentially means that Instagram will automatically adopt a dark theme if you choose system-wide dark mode on Android. As per the images shared by the news platform, the dark mode has a pure black interface with white accents for buttons and logos. In fact, the different pages of the app, Direct Messages, and IGTV also wear a black coloured skin.

What’s interesting is that the update is working not only on Android 10, but also on Android 9 Pie. While there is no clarity on how it works but it is presumed that users may have an option to switch dark mode on Instagram independently. As mentioned, the update is in beta phase and Instagram is expected to roll out a stable version in the coming months.

Earlier this month, Instagram rolled out a functionality, called Instagram & IGTV scheduling, that will let content publishers and creators to schedule their content on Feed and IGTV for up to six months. It was also announced that Instagram Feed and IGTV drafting and editing will also become available in the coming months. The feature can be used by those creators and publishers that have a Facebook Page.

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