Instagram update brings dark mode in iOS 13 (Update: Android 10 too)

Instagram update brings dark mode in iOS 13 (Update: Android 10 too)
UPDATE: Instagram announced support for dark mode is now available on Android 10 as well. Just like on iOS, there's no actual toggle in the app, so you'll have to enable dark theme for Android 10 to see it in Instagram too.

Instagram made many headlines in the last week or so, as the company is bringing new features to its audience and testing others before releasing them to the general public. After introducing a brand new Threads app and removing one of its most controversial features, Instagram is once again in the spotlight, but for a very different reason.

The social network has just pushed out another update for its iOS app, which brings the highly-anticipated dark mode. The changelog published in the App Store doesn't mention anything other than bug fixes and performance improvements, but The Verge confirms native dark mode support for iOS 13 is there.

Still, you will not be able to turn the dark mode on or off within the application. Instead, the iPhone's system-wide settings are the ones that dictate Instagram's behavior, so if you choose to use the dark theme on your iPhone, the app will match it with its own.

We're not complaining, but it would have been nice to be able to switch it on and off directly from within the app. All in all, it's great that another popular iOS app is getting important visual improvements like the dark mode.

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12 Comments

2. sirohunter

Posts: 215; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Finally!!

4. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Apple really is amazing. Their dark mode is the best dark implementation ever. Once they started the feature, many apps will get on board too. Android has dark mode for many years but they don’t have the influence to bring devs to support.

5. tbreezy

Posts: 199; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

This is exactly what I said when iOS 13 was announced, now ALL app developers will work on Dark Mode implementations now that Apple have it. Android can have all the market share it wants but it barely has influence on developers and how they implement features, LOL.

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

That's generally because when it comes to Apple, people are followers & not necessarily leaders.

6. DBozz

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

I just got instagram dark mode on my s10...! Super great it is...

8. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm going to have to look into this because I have night mode on all the time and it's been the same for me since ever. Edit: So the update did this! Yay!

7. nikhil23

Posts: 502; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

It works on my Note 10+ with Night mode enabled

9. checkmymike

Posts: 221; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Im on android 9. Got the update and dark mode works.

10. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Works on one UI with night mode on

11. Ray.S

Posts: 463; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Not bad!

12. djinn911

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Phones running Android Pie can also access Instagram Dark mode if your phone supports a Dark theme. Tested on my Note9 One UI and OnePlus 3T with the Pixel Experience Rom.

13. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

for phones with oreo and below.....dark theme should be an option in the app itself !! too bad....it isnt

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