Instagram Beta & Alpha for Android Community Report 📲 Google Pixel XL 2, Android 8.1.0

In the recent Alpha update, Instagram app got the ability to become dark whenever system-wide dark mode is active.
A system-wide dark mode is a new feature of Android 10 and many apps already supporting it (many, but definitely not all, Gmail is still A/B testing it on a limited set of users). The system-wide dark mode is also getting activated automatically when the user enables a battery saving mode.

How to enable Dark mode on Instagram

First of all, you need a phone running on Android 10. Secondary - you need to get an Alpha build of Instagram. You can check out our post about "How to become an Alpha tester for Instagram on Android" for more details. If you have Android 10 and Instagram Alpha v114.

  • Enable a system-wide dark mode on your phone (By turning a battery saving mode for example).
  • Open Instagram - that's it! 🌚

Instagram is one of the first Facebook apps which will receive dark mode support on Android. Apart from that, Facebook Messenger got a standalone dark mode a while ago and Whatsapp reportedly was testing it too. Let's see if Facebook alpha will come along with the same feature as well.

This feature was initially spotted by Giuseppe Foresta in @socialgeekout Facebook group.

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  • Instagram is a platform, where you can share your life with the ones you love and value the most. It is used by more than 1 billion people around the world, and the community grows rapidly.
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