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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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Facebook to Roll Out “Public Switch Telephone Network” Feature Soon

Now go live on Facebook without phone or an account

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Facebook is allowing non-users watch live streams from mobile devices too which was until now only available on desktop. Pixabay

As demand for live video increases during COVID-19 lockdown, Facebook is allowing non-users watch live streams from mobile devices too which was until now only available on desktop. This is a technology news.

The feature is already available to Android users and will be rolling out to iOS “in the coming weeks,” reports Engadget.

Facebook Live is also working on an “audio only” mode.
The social media giant is experiencing a massive surge in usage of its apps as billions of people stay home.

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Facebook is also adding new options like ‘Public Switch Telephone Network’, that would allow people to listen in on a livestream via a toll free number. Pixabay

Seventy per cent more people are using group video calls and are spending more time than usual watching Instagram Live amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

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The social media giant is also adding new options like ‘Public Switch Telephone Network’, that would allow people to listen in on a livestream via a toll free number.

In a bid to manage unprecedented load on Internet infrastructure as more people stay home during the lockdown, FB and Instagram on Tuesday announced to lower video quality in India as well as Latin America. (IANS)