Some people are seeing a dark theme for Instagram on the latest version of Android, which appears to pop-up as a limited test…
Instagram Android Dark Mode Test Spotted
It appears Instagram is experimenting with a dark theme for its Android app. This is a huge departure from the social site’s long-running history of an overwhelming white UI.
A number of people running beta builds of the social app — such as version 126.96.36.199.24 — are reporting an automatic adaption for dark mode. (That is, in cases where device owners have already set the system-wide theme to dark.)
While this might be an initial test, Instagram shows signs of joining others that have already pushed out dark modes. Gmail just introduced its own, and Instagram parent company Facebook has also experimented with a dark theme. Likewise, Messenger received a dark option back in April. Twitter did the same earlier this year.