Instagram dims its lights with iOS 13 Dark Mode feature

Posted on: October 8th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Instagram hit the lights and the internet is beaming.

The photo-sharing app has inverted its bright white hue to a sleek true black with its latest update featuring Dark Mode.


Starting today, you can use Instagram in dark mode on iOS 13 or Android 10. Turn dark mode on your phone to try it out. 👀

— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) October 8, 2019


How to update Instagram on iOS or Android

1. Update your device’s operating system to iOS 13 or Android 10.

2. Update your Instagram app.

3. Open your iOS or Android device settings.

4. Select display and select dark.

5. Open the updated Instagram app and see the jet black theme.

Naturally, users were fast to try the trend for themselves and so far it’s gotten some glowing reviews on social media.


Trying out #Instagramdarkmode 📱

— Kelly McCarthy (@kmcckelly) October 8, 2019


Others took the opportunity to ask for an update they think more users would appreciate, like a chronological feed.


i love #Instagramdarkmode you know what i would love even more…? a chronological order feed 🥰

— shanty ☁️🕷 (@simplyshnty) October 8, 2019


When Dark Mode is turned on in device settings, other apps may now appear in Dark Mode, not just Instagram.

The feature that rolled out Monday is compatible in the latest iPhone and Android operating systems.

Instagram also announced a new security feature in the latest update that will help identify phishing emails.


Heads up: Today, we’re launching a new feature to help people identify phishing emails claiming to be from Instagram. This account security feature (accessed through Settings) allows anyone to check if an email claiming to be from Instagram is genuine.

— Instagram (@instagram) October 7, 2019


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