Instagram, like many other popular apps, has a dark mode that you can enable to make the majority of its interface dark. There are a few reasons why you might want to enable the option. Personally, we prefer to use dark mode on any app we can because it’s easier on the eyes, can save a little battery life if you have a device with an OLED display, and it’s less intense at night when we’re browsing in bed, trying to ward off any pre-insomnia anxiety and dread. It also has a very cool appearance!
Anyway, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable Instagram‘s dark mode on Android devices.
How to Enable Instagram Dark Mode
- Tap on your profile.
The first step in enabling dark mode on Instagram is to go to your profile page. This is accomplished by tapping the icon with your profile picture on the bottom right of the interface.
- Tap on the three-line menu, and then tap “Settings”.
Then, in the top right corner of the interface, tap the three-line icon to access Instagram’s slide-out menu. After that, tap on the “Settings” header. It’s at the bottom of the interface, separate from the rest of the menu options.
- Tap on “Theme”.
Once in the settings menu, you’ll see a long list of subheadings, one of which is “Theme.” It’s near the bottom of the interface, between “About” and “Account Center.”
- Tap on “Dark” or “System Default”.
You’ll see three options at this point: “Light,” “Dark,” and “System Default.” The first two are self-evident. Tap the “Dark” option if all you want to do is switch Instagram to its dark theme and keep it there. If you have your operating system theme set to a schedule, the “System Default” setting comes in handy. By enabling the final option, Instagram will sync its theme to your operating system preference, saving you the trouble of having to dig into its settings menu to manually change the setting every time you want to turn on or off Instagram dark mode.
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