Instagram finally gets dark mode on iOS, Android

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : October 09, 2019 2:41 pm

Instagram is rolling out a dark mode to its app on iOS 13, Android 10 and some Android 9 phones.

Instagram has started rolling out an update to its stable build with a new feature that has been anticipated for long - dark mode. The update comes weeks after Instagram Alpha users reported dark mode on their accounts and just days after beta app users received the same. 


The news has been confirmed that Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri who revealed on Twitter that Instagram is finally rolling out a dark mode on the smartphone app. Mosseri said that the feature can be accessed by turning on the system dark mode on devices running Android 10 and iOS 13. 



We can, however, confirm that dark mode on Instagram is also running on phones with Android 9 Pie which supports system-wide dark mode. Dark mode replaces the white spaces on Instagram with black colour while the top and bottom parts of the interface shifts from mild grey to dark grey. 


Instagram finally gets dark mode


Dark mode on Instagram can only be triggered using a smartphone’s built-in dark mode switch inside Settings. The feature cannot be accessed through a toggle inside Instagram but we can expect it to be added to the app in the future since apps like Twitter and Gmail have built-in dark mode switches. 


Instagram’s dark mode can be accessed on compatible devices after updating the Android app to version or higher. 

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