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Here’s how to turn on Instagram’s dark mode
Like many other popular apps, Instagram includes a dark mode you can enable to make the majority of its interface black. You might want to turn on the option for a couple of reasons. One of the more practical ones is that using dark mode across your apps can help your device save on battery life. It also happens to look very cool! Regardless, we’re here to show you how to turn on Instagram dark mode.
To turn on dark mode on Instagram, navigate to Account--> Settings. Choose Theme from the list and select Dark Mode.
How to enable Instagram dark mode
The first step to turning on dark mode on Instagram is to navigate to your profile page. Tap the icon that has your profile picture on the bottom right of the interface.
Next, tap the three-line icon at the top right corner to access Instagram’s slide-out menu. You’ll then want to tap on the Settings header at the top of the list.
Once in the settings menu, you’ll see a long list of subheadings. The one you want to tap on is Theme, found at the bottom of the interface, underneath About.
Lastly, you’ll see three options: Light, Dark, and System Default. The first two are self-explanatory. If all you want to do is switch Instagram to its dark theme and keep it there, tap the Dark option.
The System Default setting is handy if your operating system theme is set to a schedule. By enabling the final option, Instagram will sync its theme to your operating system preference, saving you the hassle of digging into its settings menu to change the settings manually every time you want to turn Instagram dark mode on or off.