Gmail and Google Maps go to night mode on Android 10 and iOS 11 or later, and soon for more versions

Google finally launches dark mode for both Gmail and Google Maps

Night modes or night modes , also known as dark modes, have long been between us through different layers of Android, although it was not until recently that they were really a standard of operating systems.

Blame it on both iOS 13 on the Apple side and Android 10 on the Google side . Mobile systems with native night mode and that are causing changes in all of their main apps . And those of Google have been moving forward for a long time.

For now, iOS 13 and Android 10

After putting the dark mode in many of its main apps, from Keep to Calendar , also through its own Google app and Google Play , Google has decided to go one step further and take the night mode to both Google Maps and Gmail , your email app.

Unfortunately, it seems that at the moment they are only available for those users who already enjoy iOS 11 (or higher) and Android 10, although the Mountain View guys promise that they will soon reach more versions of their own operating system , Android

Although Android 10 is for now the minimum to enjoy it, Google confirms that it will reach previous versions

The activation of this dark mode of Gmail and Google Maps is the same for now in both operating systems. We will need to activate the dark mode in the system itself so that the app adapts to the design and changes the interface from white to black.

So, you know what to do. If you are users of iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13 or Android 10, it will be enough to update Gmail and Google Maps to the latest version to already have the dark mode in both. And if you do not see it yet reflected, it will be a matter of hours that reaches all countries .

Via | The Next Web

This is the new Instagram Stories design: more handy features and cleaner interface

Instagram was updated yesterday with a new dark theme for both iOS and Android, but from its hand came a change of practically the …

Instagram was updated yesterday with a new dark theme for both iOS and Android, but from its hand came a change of practically the same nature , and that is the Stories interface, with more than 500 million active users on a daily basis , It has changed almost completely, with new distribution of elements and new functions.

It is therefore appropriate to comment on what we find with the new Instagram Stories interface , one of the star features of Instagram that aims to conquer us with its renewed design and options.

This is what Instagram Stories looks like now

Tg Image 3727468147 This is the interface we find now when opening the stories.

The new Stories design is somewhat cleaner, and comes from new UI icons and distribution. Specifically, we have almost the same sections as before , although we find news such as ‘create’, something we will talk about later. This is what we will find when opening the stories

  • Normal
  • Create
  • Live
  • Boomerang
  • Superzoom
  • Free hands
  • Music
  • (Looking ahead, as we see in Genbeta , the ‘TBT’ mode will be added to upload photographs with some time)

When opening the camera, by default, we activate the ‘normal’ mode . This allows us to take pictures with both the front and rear cameras, and leaves the filters more handy than ever, these being located on the right. To use it, we only have to move in that direction, and they will be applied automatically. This normal mode does not go beyond, photographs with or without a filter .

Instagram mode This is how the ‘create’ mode and its options look.
The ‘Create’ mode is the new agglutinating function of Instagram Stories. We can select from multiple options by simply sliding to the right.

The ‘Create’ mode combines several of the functions we already had, in a new interface. When you open it, we are shown the option to write text, although if we scroll to the right we have several interesting options.

  • Add a GIF of Gyphy

  • Add a countdown

  • Dual Option Surveys

  • Dual Option Questions

  • Questions through messages

These options are duplicated when we access the menu with the icon of the smiling sticker, from which we can add extras such as locations, chats, donations, likes indicators and others.

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As we can see, it is a redesign focused on the relocation of contents, which maintains the majority of functions trying to establish a distinction between the quick photography with filter of the more elaborate compositions with text, music, surveys and others. The redesign is available on iOS and Android terminals , and it is enough to have the Instagram application updated to the latest version to enjoy it.