Instagram is one of the world’s most popular social media apps and one of the “secrets” behind Instagram’s success is the fact that the developers are always looking for new ways to improve the user experience that Instagram offers. Therefore, no one should be surprised to find out that the iOS version of Instagram has just received a new update that introduces support for the native dark mode featured in iOS 13.
Instagram Now Supports Dark Mode
iOS 13 was released a couple of weeks ago and one of its highlight features was the native dark mode. Apple created dark themes for all its native apps and now, Instagram is following in Apple’s steps by making the app go dark if the dark mode is activated on an iOS powered device. This is great news for iPhone fans because the dark mode for Instagram doesn’t just look amazing, but it also lowers the overall battery power that the app needs to run.
The Pros and Cons
While the pros are obvious, there are also some cons to the dark mode support that Instagram has introduced. For example, Instagram users are not allowed to toggle the dark mode option on or off within the app itself.
This might prove to be problematic for Instagram users who only want to keep their iPhone’s user interface in the dark mode and the Instagram user interface in the default mode. Therefore, the only way to enable or disable the dark mode for Instagram is to do it through the iPhone’s settings.
The newly introduced support for iOS 13’s dark mode is a welcomed changed to Instagram. This is going to make the app look sleeker and more importantly, the user interface will be easier on the eyes of users.