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What is Instagram dark mode, and how to enable it?

Feb 2, 20223 min readParvathy Nair

What is Instagram dark mode, and how to enable it?


Dark mode is readily available on all platforms. Instagram decided to join the party and said, Welcome to the dark side with its dark mode.


The talk of the town is that dark mode or black mode decreases the light emitted by the device while maintaining a contrast so that readability is not affected. But if you were to ask me, I would say the dark mode simply looks way cooler. And the people who don't have their Instagram’s on dark mode are the same people who watch WhatsApp videos on full volume, and their brightness is always on 100%. Another plus point for dark mode is it's perfect when you are scrolling through Instagram at 2 am under covers if you know, you know. We also have a post on vanish mode in case you want to check it out


What exactly is the dark mode?


Dark mode is basically a setting that makes text show up on a dark screen rather than the default light or white screen. Right now, both android and iPhone allows you access dark mode, and most of the apps still need individual app confirmation for the app to be on dark mode.


Now let's get into steps to enable dark mode on Instagram


Enabling Dark Mode In iPhone


how to enable dark mode


Step 1: Settings


The first step is to go to your phone settings


Step 2: Display and Brightness


Now make your way to the display and brightness


Step 3: Appearance


In the appearance, you can choose light or dark mode


Step 4: Selection


Once the dark mode is selected, the process is done, you can go to Instagram and enjoy


Enabling Dark Mode in Android


dark mode in android


Step 1: Settings


The first thing you have to do is to go to your phone settings


Step 2: Display


Now you have to scroll down to the display option


dark mode


Step 3: Select Dark theme


Select the dark theme option; apps with dark modes available will be updated.


Step 4: Open Instagram


Once the dark mode is selected, the process is done, you can go to Instagram and enjoy


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