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Instagram Adding Support for Dark Mode on iOS 13

According to Instagram’s head of product Vishal Shah, the tab was removed for the sake of simplicity

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Facebook-owned Instagram has updated its platform, adding support for iOS 13’s dark mode.

The update turns the entire Instagram interface dark including the feed, stories, the discover tab and the new design is a mix of dark gray along with black colour, news portal iMore reported on Monday.

Other than a difference in look, dark mode on apps will also save battery on phones with OLED screens

Right now, only iOS 13 users can update their apps and get the new Instagram theme.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

One can simply find the latest update in the App store, if the app is not already set for auto-updates.

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Additionally, Instagram is removing its Following tab, the activity feed which displays what posts friends are liking, commenting on and following.

According to Instagram’s head of product Vishal Shah, the tab was removed for the sake of simplicity. (IANS)

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Instagram Removes its ‘Following’ Activity Tab

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

Facebook-owned Instagram is removing its Following tab, the activity feed which displays what posts friends are liking, commenting on and following.

The tab is going away from the app with an update later this week, BuzzFeedNews reported on Monday.

According to Instagram’s head of product Vishal Shah, the tab was removed for the sake of simplicity.

“People didn’t always know that their activity is surfacing. So you have a case where it’s not serving the use case you built if for, but it’s also causing people to be surprised when their activity is showing up,” said Shah.

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Instagram launched its “Following” tab as an early feature back in 2011, long before its Explore tab.

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Recently, Instagram has also rolled out a new mode called “Restrict” globally that will let users stop people who bully them via offensive posts or abusive comments.

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict. (IANS)