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How to enable Dark Mode for Instagram

With rising interest in the dark mode/theme in the industry of phones, Instagram has made its move. It’s not yet available to everyone but for the majority that has come here’s how to do it.

A different kind of darkroom for you

Running Instagram in dark mode also does conserve your battery. A google research has revealed that it has a significant impact on battery consumption. As well as being easier on the eyes at night, the contrast can make the text easier to read and perhaps most importantly, it just looks awesome.

Developers have been scrambling to update their apps with new color schemes in recent months (Google Chrome, Facebook and Twitter have all received makeovers), and Instagram is one of the latest to gain the option.

As head of Instagram Adam Mosseri notes in a tweet, you need to be running the latest version of the mobile operating system – that is, Android 10 or iOS 13 – to enjoy the dark tones:

If you have the latest operating system and enabled dark mode for the phone Instagram does it automatically. There’s no way to activate dark mode within Instagram itself, but hopefully, that will change with a future update.

Enable Dark Mode for Instagram in iOS 13

  1. Open your phone’s settings
  2. Select ‘Display and brightness’
  3. Tap ‘Dark’ to change the theme
  4. Launch Instagram

Enable dark mode for Instagram in Android 10

  1. Open your phone’s settings
  2. Scroll down to ‘Display’
  3. Activate the ‘Dark theme’ toggle
  4. Launch Instagram

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