How to Enable Dark Mode for Instagram

Social media is always a hub for new trends. New features are brought in trend by Social press nowadays. Talking of pattern, since the last year, there has been a remarkable rise in demand for dark themes for applications. When it comes to social media, the market is even higher. So, software developers have come up with dark ideas for many of the popular applications like Facebook, Gmail, and WhatsApp.

According to Google, running an application on a dark theme conserves power. The mysterious item is also less harmful to the user’s eyes at night as compared to the default white interface. The darker interface makes it easier to study, and most importantly, it looks cool!

How to Enable Dark mode for Instagram

Turning on the dark way on Instagram isn’t as easy as it is for other appropriate like Gmail. The dark method for Instagram isn’t available to everyone. Only the users running their smartphones on Android 10 or iOS 13 can enjoy the dark theme on Instagram. We should make it clear beforehand that there isn’t any appropriate options/button to turn on dark mode for Instagram.

If you are an Android user with Android 10 or an iOS user with iOS 13, all you need to do is to activate the dark theme on your smartphone. That is enough to activate dark-themed for your Instagram. This will also apply a dark theme for the other applications that are compatible with the dark theme. Now, let’s take a look at how to use dark themes on Android 10 and iOS 13, respectively.

Turning on Dark Theme for Instagram on Android 10

  • Go to your phone’s “Settings.”
  • Scroll to “Display and Brightness.” 
  • Enable “Dark Theme” and exit “Settings.”
  • Launch the “Instagram” app.

Turning on Dark Theme for Instagram on iOS 13

  • Go to the phone’s “Settings.” 
  • Scroll to “Display.” 
  • Activate “Dark Theme” toggle and exit “Settings.”
  • Launch the Instagram app.


Until now, the developers for Instagram haven’t made any specific option to apply a dark theme for Instagram. But keeping in mind the rapid demand for dark themed applications, they have developed Instagram to get compatible with Android 10 and iOS 13’s dark mode.

So if your Operating System is capable of running Instagram on a dark theme, you’ll be able to do so. Or else, you might need to wait for Instagram to release the dark theme feature separately.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *