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Instagram has just lunched lots of new, welcome changes to its Android and iOS apps this week.
The Facebook-owned app now finally supports dark mode on both Android and iOS. The company has been testing the feature for a while and it’s now rolling out to all users.
Besides this, Instagram is also removing the Following tab from its Activity feed that lets users browse through others’ Instagram activity. Lastly, Instagram is also adding a new security feature that helps you avoid phishing scams.
The new dark mode feature in Instagram works on both Android and iOS apps. You’ll need to switch to the system-wide dark mode setting on your smartphone to use this feature. You’ll need an iOS device running iOS 13 and an Android device running Android 10. But in case your Android phone runs a custom skin that supports dark mode, it’ll trigger Instagram’s dark mode too.
You’ll also need to update the Instagram app to the latest version on your Android or iOS smartphone. There’s no way to toggle the dark mode feature on or off within the app.
Instagram’s head of product, Vishal Shah told Buzzfeed News that the app’s users weren’t always aware of the fact their activity was accessible to their friends.
The tab will now focus on a user’s own activity instead. The Following tab was introduced back in 2011 to let users discover new content before the Explore tab was introduced.