Using Instagram dark mode can also save your battery and still make it easier on the eyes at night. It can make your viewing go smoothly without having issues or having an eye problem.
Not forgetting why all big brands is getting dark mode for their apps — to make it easier for users to operate at night. From changing your theme colour to black; you’re saving your battery. YouTube, Slack, Twitter, Evernote, Google Play Store, Google Keep, and Gmail all have dark mode — and Instagram isn’t left out, because you can now enable dark mode for Instagram on your smartphone.
You must know that Instagram dark mode is now available for all Android and iOS versions, it’s available for the latest development of Android and iOS, Android 11 and iOS 14 – 13 and other older OS version of Android.
To turn on Instagram dark mode you need to be running the latest version of the mobile operating system — that is, Android 11 or iOS 14 or older version of Android to use the dark mode. Dark mode for iOS 13 is still available. You can now activate dark mode within the Instagram app and it can also be enabled when you turn on the system-wide display dark theme for Android and iOS.
Enable Instagram dark mode for Android
Download the latest version of Instagram, open your phone’s settings, scroll down to “Display” for Android and turn on “Dark theme” for Android wide display and launch Instagram to see the new mode.
You can also turn on Instagram dark mode for Android running below version 11, so lower Android version can turn on Instagram dark mode within the app — follow these steps:
- Download the latest version
- Open Instagram app
- Tap on your profile
- Click the horizontal lines at the top right
- Tap on settings
- Scroll down and select “Theme”
- Choose “Dark” to turn dark mode for Instagram
Enable Instagram dark mode for iPhone
Make sure you’ve updated to the latest iOS version — iOS 14 or 13 — and download the latest Instagram update. Go to your device’s Settings > Display & Brightness and turn on Dark Mode on. Launch Instagram to see the new theme.
- Open your iPhone Settings
- Go to Display & Brightness
- Select “Dark” to turn on dark mode for WhatsApp
Dark mode on Instagram respects the system-wide dark mode settings on both operating systems, so, if you switch to dark mode in iOS 14 or Android 11, your Instagram app will also switch to dark mode.
By turning on Dark Mode in your device’s settings, you may see Dark Mode activated on several apps, not just Instagram, and you can only deactivate Instagram dark mode if you have the latest Instagram app on Android.
Instagram dark mode for web
To change from a white background colour scheme to a dark theme you need a browser extension called Stylus, Night Eye or Dark Reader. This extension can change your white background into black, giving you a nice looking dark mode on the web, even if it not the official Instagram web dark mode.