How to put Instagram in dark mode

How to put instagram on dark mode

Now a day dark mode is a necessity for all apps. For the user requirements, Instagram dark mode is here. In this article, I will show you How to put Instagram in dark mode.

In recent times, Instagram also introduced its dark mode. The dark mode is the best way to give a rost of ways and save battery life.

The Instagram dark mode is available for both device Android and Ios both. But there is some recommendation that you have to install the latest version of the Instagram App and your Android device must have to run on Android 10. This feature is also available from IOS 13.

The Head of Instagram announced that dark mode is now available for iOS 13 and Android 10 users. To use Instagram in dark mode users have to install the latest version of Instagram.

How to enable dark mode on Instagram

Enabling dark mode on Instagram is a little bit trickier job. Because like other applications, you won’t find the dark mod toggler button in Instagram UI. Even, Instagram settings also do not contain any option to enable dark mode on Instagram.

but you can use the system settings to enable the dark mode on Instagram. Since the Instagram app seamlessly interacts with the system settings and inherits options from system defaults, you can easily change the Instagram color schema from the system settings.

So, if you enable dark mode on your mobile from the settings app, the Instagram app will also switch to dark mode. It doesn’t matter that you are using an Android or ios phone, this method will work for you.

Here is the dedicated guide to enabling dark mode on both devices from the system settings.

Instagram dark mode for Android

As before, I said that the Instagram app does not contain any button or option to enable dark mode on it and uses the system color scheme. So if we want to enable Instagram dark mode on our Android mobile, we need to put our Android mobile into dark mode.

Enabling the Instagram dark mode on android devices may differ by the device. But, the fundamentals of changing the color theme on every Android device are the same.

So, follow the steps below to enable the dark theme on your Android mobile:

  1. From your Android device open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down ‘Display‘ and tap on it.
  1. Now toggle the dark theme on.
  1. Launch Instagram and check for dark mode.

Now, the next time when you use Instagram on your Android device, It will be in dark mode. If you want to get back into the previous state, follow the same procedure and disable that dark theme from the Android settings.

Instagram dark mode for iPhone

If you have an iPhone and you want to use the Instagram app in dark mode on it, make sure it is running on at least iOS 13. Because the older version of ios may dose not support the system color inheritance.

The process of enabling the dark theme on the iPhone is similar to an Android device. You can change the color theme on your iPhone by following simple steps.

Follow the steps below to enable the dark mode on your iPhone:

  1. First, open your phone’s settings.
  2. Tap on ‘Display and Brightness.
  1. Tap on ‘Dark‘ to activate the dark theme.
  1. Launch Instagram for dark mode.

Now, every time you launch the Instagram app, you will see the dark mode. And if you want to get back to the Instagram light mode you need to select the light theme from the iOS appearance settings.

How to enable dark mode on Instagram desktop

The is also available for desktops, and we can easily access it from a web browser. If you are a desktop user of Instagram and searching for ways to enable dark mode on the Instagram desktop. This method will work for you.

Just like mobile apps the Instagram desktop also does not provide any options to enable the dark mode itself. And the weird thing is that if you enabled the dark theme on your desktop, it is not going to work on Instagram. Because we are using Instagram as a site inside our web browser.

But luckily there are some extensions available for the Chrome browser, that can enable the dark mode for any site including Instagram also.

Follow the steps below to install the dark reader Chrome extension ad enable dark mode on the Instagram desktop:

  1. Visit the Chrome Webstore and search for “Dark reader”, the search bar is located on the left sidebar.
  2. Now click on the first result, shown in the screenshot below.
  1. Inside the extension page, click on the blue Add to Chrome button, located on the right side of that page.
  2. Now, a little alert will display on your screen to ask for confirmation, by clicking on the Add extension button, install the extension.
  3. After successfully installing this extension, you can see that all the websites are turned into dark mode including Instagram also.

To toggle the dark mode, click on the extension icon from the Chrome extension group (located on the right side of the address bar). From the extension pane, toggle the on/off mode button.

Tips: Save power on Instagram

If you don’t have a device running on Android 10 or IOS 13 then you can not use Instagram in dark mode. But, there is an option to save battery and data uses of Instagram.

You can simply turn on Data saving mode on Instagram and it will prevent Images and videos from preloading. To enable data saving mode on Instagram follow the steps below:

  1. Tap the menu icon at the top right of the app.
  2. Tap the settings icon at the bottom.
  3. Tap ‘Account‘, followed by ‘Mobile data use‘, and toggle ‘Data saver‘ on.

Wrapping Up

This is a simple guide on How to put Instagram in dark mode. Just like other applications, Instagram does not provide any toggle button to enable dark mode itself.

Instagram color schema is inherited from system colors so we can easily switch our Instagram to dark mode by changing the default theme.

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