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Instagram's dark mode is official for Android 10

Instagram's dark mode is official for Android 10

After years of pining from enthusiasts, more and more Android apps are starting to get dark modes. Most of Google's offerings now have them available, and Nova Launcher just added official support yesterday. Instagram has now become the latest application with an official dark theme, though only for Android 10 (and iOS 13) for now.

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Tasker v5.8.5 rolls out with dark theme control for Android 10

Tasker v5.8.5 rolls out with dark theme control for Android 10

Google has finally seen fit to give us a dark theme in Android 10, but there's very little to the functionality aside from the quick settings toggle. There's not even so much as a schedule for turning on and off dark mode, but Tasker is here to help with v5.8.5. This bastion of automation now plugs into Android's dark theme settings, opening up all manner of customization.

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[Update: Delayed] Twitter shares some love with AMOLED users with true-black dark mode

[Update: Delayed] Twitter shares some love with AMOLED users with true-black dark mode

Twitter was amongst the early ones to release a night mode for its app. However, even though it's been around since 2016, the interface uses shades of midnight blue rather than black, which might be easier on the eye but doesn't help save as much battery as turning the pixels off on AMOLED screens. The social media giant is now addressing this by rolling out a new "Lights out" option that lets you switch to true-black tones that not only look darker but also reduce power consumption on AMOLED panels.

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[Update: Manual setting] Google Drive dark mode is showing up for some users

[Update: Manual setting] Google Drive dark mode is showing up for some users

Google in 2017-2018: "Whiten all the things!" Google in late 2018-2019: "Darken all the things!" Things have evolved from the eye-searing white and every few days, we see a new app embrace its darker side and offer a black or dark grey mode for sensitive eyeballs and AMOLED displays. The latest to test the waters of a dark mode is Google Drive.

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[Update: Rolling out] Microsoft is reportedly working on a dark mode for Outlook

[Update: Rolling out] Microsoft is reportedly working on a dark mode for Outlook

Dark modes are quite popular these days, both thanks to their eye-pleasing appearance but mostly because they help reduce battery usage on AMOLED displays. Therefore, to delight users and remain competitive on the market, many companies are working on developing a darker theme for their apps. Microsoft is one of them, as it announced it was designing one for OneNote back in April and is now doing the very same with its mobile email client.

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Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app

Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app

In a world where apps are constantly getting whiter and brighter, it's no surprise to see more and more people clamoring for dark modes. Facebook added one earlier this year to its Messenger app, and it's now working on a less blinding version of its primary Facebook app as well.

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[Update: Note9] Samsung's 'Night' photo mode finally coming to the US

[Update: Note9] Samsung's 'Night' photo mode finally coming to the US

Samsung's new "Night" photo setting is rumored to finally compete with Google's excellent Night Sight, but there's just one hitch: When the feature first rolled out, it was limited to Exynos-powered Galaxy S10s, which aren't available in the US. However, the folks at XDA Developers have spotted the feature as live on the most recent AT&T and Verizon update for the Galaxy S10+.

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Google Photos update brings wide color support, breaks night mode on OnePlus 7 Pro

Google Photos update brings wide color support, breaks night mode on OnePlus 7 Pro

Pixels may take great photos, but both Android and the platform's applications have otherwise lagged behind iOS when it comes to color management, to the displeasure of photographers and designers alike. However, the latest version of Google Photos (v4.21) finally delivers wide color gamut support, though it does cause a few issues on some devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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Gmail for Android starts getting first bits of dark mode

Gmail for Android starts getting first bits of dark mode

Those of you going insane at the amount of white in the latest Google app redesigns have probably been calming yourselves by thoughts of forthcoming dark modes. Most recently, the Google app, Files by Google, Google Drive, and Google Keep have received dark UIs of their own, and Gmail might just be next. The latest Gmail APK contains our first look at a dark mode, though it's sporadic and only in settings.

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[Update: Note9 too] Samsung Galaxy S9 gets Night Mode and other camera improvements in latest update

[Update: Note9 too] Samsung Galaxy S9 gets Night Mode and other camera improvements in latest update

Samsung isn't known for gracefully aging devices, with previous generations quickly falling out of the company's favor. However, the firm is getting better at providing timely updates, as the Galaxy S9 received the rethought TouchWiz One UI along with Android Pie in December, giving it the same software as its successor. Now, the aging flagship received another update that improves the camera, giving it a dedicated Night Mode and further refinements.

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