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How to toggle dark mode on Instagram on Android devices

Introducing a dark theme in smartphone apps was a hot trend that caught on really fast. Not only does it make phone usage easier on the eyes, but it also consumes less battery on some devices. Currently, many popular apps, as well as the latest version of Android, all have this feature.

Today we will look at Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram, which received a dark theme update towards the end of 2019. For those who need a little help turning it on, we have written out an easy to follow guide to enable the dark mode on Instagram. Please keep in mind that these steps only apply to Android users.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram application on your Android device. If you don't have it, you can download it from the Google Play Store here.

Step 2: Once logged in, head over to your profile to access the app settings. You can locate it at the bottom right of the Instagram dashboard, as depicted in the image below.

Step 3: After opening up the settings menu for the Android application, find and press on the theme option. You can then proceed to enable the dark mode by selecting the said feature.

Once selected, the entire application will switch over to the dark theme permanently until you decide to revert it to the regular one. To go back to the lighter theme, you can follow the same directions and pick the light mode option in the final step.

And that's it! If you followed the three simple steps mentioned above, you should now be able to browse cat videos and internet memes in the middle of the night with minor discomfort to your eyes. Happy browsing!

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