Instagram Dark Mode Arrives on Android and iOS, Removes Following Tab for All Users


Instagram Dark Mode has been in testing within the company for a while and it’s now finally rolled out for both Android and iOS. Besides this, Instagram is also removing the Following tab from its Activity feed which allows users browse through others’ Instagram activity. Instagram is also adding a new security feature that helps you avoid phishing scams.

As mentioned above, 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.

Besides the new dark mode, Instagram is also removing the Following tab in its Activity feed. The tab featured a user’s friend activity on the social networking platform. Instagram had started removing the feature for select users starting August, but will now remove it for everyone by this week.

Instagram is also trying to help users avoid phishing scams by adding a new security feature that adds a list of official email addresses from companies, allowing users cross-check if an email they have received is from the relevant company or a malicious user.

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