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Instagram joins the dark mode

Instagram finally to the dark side. Instagram director Adam Mosseri announced the expected change, and compatibility with the dark mode of iOS 13 and Android has begun to reach users this week, but there is a nuance, there is no way to activate it from the application.

The application does not give users the possibility to choose between a dark and traditional mode that we know with the white background. At least it doesn't do it within its own settings menu.

The social network belonging to Facebook has been one of the latest applications to change the chromatic distribution of the interface and has surely made it forced by the incorporation of this mode natively in iOS 13, the latest version of the operating system that moves the iPhone. This mode is also present in Android 10, the latest version of Google's mobile platform.

If the user has activated this mode by default in any of these two operating systems, it will not be necessary to do anything on his part since Instagram, if the application is updated to the latest version, will be activated in that mode without the user having to set up anything The arrival of the dark mode on Instagram was expected for too long by users of the social network, whose application, incidentally, had many spaces with white tones in its interface.

The well-known dark mode basically reverses the hue of the interface on the screen of both computers and mobiles and, where there are light tones, it darkens them in grays and even blacks. This distribution is equivalent to the impact on the view of turning off the lights in a room: the eyes relax and stop receiving intense stimuli: it somehow reduces the visual fatigue of the screens.

But there is another empirical advantage by which its arrival has been enthusiastically received by users: this mode allows a potential saving of mobile batteries, especially those that have OLED screens. And the savings are not less: Google recognized that this mode can reduce battery consumption between 14% and 60% on an Android mobile.

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