How to enable dark mode on Instagram


Now, most apps and websites offer dark mode. Popular photo and video-sharing app Instagram also offers a dark mode. So, you can have a comfortable experience on your phone while scrolling reels during the night. If you are not sure how to enable Dark mode on Instagram, keep reading. In this article, I will tell you how to get Instagram dark mode.

Instagram Dark Mode

Enable Dark Mode on Instagram for Android

Phones running Android 10 or higher have the option to enable system-wide dark mode. If you enable it, it will get dark mode in most apps. But there is no need to do this when the Instagram app for Android itself offers an option to enable the Dark Theme.

Enable Dark Mode on Instagram on Android

Open the Instagram app and visit your profile. Now Tap the hamburger icon and then tap Settings. Tap Theme and select Dark.

It will enable the Dark Theme on Instagram. If you carefully check the screenshot, I am using dark mode on Instagram using Android’s system wide dark mode. This is the reason System Default is the selected option and my app is dark.

Enable Dark Mode on Instagram for iOS

Instagram app for iOS has no option to change the theme. So, you will have to use the system-wide dark mode that Apple introduced with iOS 13. To enable system-wide dark theme on iPhone, Open Settings app and tap Display & Brightness. Here select Dark under Appearance.

Enable Dark Mode on Instagram for iOS

Now open the Instagram app and you will see the dark theme there.

Enable Dark Mode on Instagram Web

If you also use Instagram for the web, there is an easy way to enable the dark theme there. Open on any of the web browsers you use. And then add ?theme=dark in URL.

Or simply click this link

It will enable the dark theme on Instagram for the web.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to enable dark mode on Instagram for Android, iOS, and the web. Depending on what platform you use to access Instagram, enable the dark mode to have a comfortable experience. The dark mode is recommended during the night to have less eye strain.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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