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The dark mode of Instagram can now be activated from the application settings, this is how it is done

25 mayo, 2021

Instagram has introduced a new setting in the settings that allows easily switch between dark mode and light mode. Simple to use, fast and without having to install other applications to enjoy the darkened interface on Instagram.

Activating dark mode on Instagram was not too much of a problem on mobile phones compatible with that theme at the system level, but the rest were not so simple. Yes there are apps that force the aforementioned dark mode, but always in a general way; so not only Instagram is darkened, but also the rest of the applications that use interfaces in line with the system settings. Now, Instagram has fixed this issue with a new theme selector that has started to appear for many users.

Change to dark or light theme from Instagram settings

Instagram Dark Mode Setting

As has happened with various applications, such as Google search or Play Store, after the automatic selection of the dark mode according to the system settings, the theme setting in app settings. Instagram already has this selector in the settings; even though it has not yet reached all users, the company is activating it from the server side.

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In order to manually switch between Instagram dark or light mode you have to do the following:

  • Open the Instagram application on your mobile and click on your profile icon, at the bottom right.
  • Click on the three menu lines, at the top right and choose ‘Settings’.
  • Click on the ‘Theme’ option.
  • Choose ‘Dark’ if you want to force this mode only on Instagram; or check ‘System default’ if you want the application to adapt to the system settings.
Instagram Dark Mode Setting

To get the new dark mode setting you don’t need to update the app since Instagram is activating it from the server side. In the event that it still does not appear, you will have to wait for the company to activate it. And if you don’t want to wait, you can go to dark mode with applications like Dark Mode.