How To Enable Dark Mode On Instagram PC?

Instagram Dark Mode on PC 1
Instagram Dark Mode on PC 1

Whether it’s a native app or a web app, dark mode is mandatory for most users. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t have a built-in dark mode for its PC version. But you can enable dark mode on Instagram PC using a custom URL, Chrome Flags, or an extension.

Most smartphones nowadays come with a built-in system-wide dark mode. That’s why most mobile apps have both light mode and night mode. They automatically detect the system theme and apply the system theme to the app.

Recently Windows 11 was released with dark mode. But most of the web apps are still in light mode. Because apps like Instagram focus on mobile users. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use dark mode on Instagram PC.

Let’s see how to use dark mode on Instagram PC

How To Enable Dark Mode On Instagram Pc

There are three ways to enable night mode on Instagram PC. The first method is directly using Instagram with a parameter, the second method is tweaking Chrome settings and the third method is using an extension. 

Use Dark Mode in Instagram via URL

Instagram Dark Mode on PC
Instagram Dark Mode on PC
  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • In the address bar, type https://www.instagram.com/?theme=dark
  • Instagram will load in dark mode.
  • Your messages, feed, and profile will be in dark mode. But if you visit the Settings page, it will load in light mode.

Use Dark Mode in Instagram using Chrome Flags

Chrome Flags offer some interesting features. Most people never visit Chrome Flags or make any changes. So, you may also be unfamiliar with Chrome Flags. 

But you can load Instagram and other websites in dark mode by tweaking a feature. Let’s see how:

  • Open Chrome on your computer.
  • In the address bar, type chrome://flags.
    Chrome-Flags
  • In the search bar, type dark.
  • Click on the drop-down menu in Auto Dark Mode for Web Contents section.
  • Click on Enabled.
    Enable-Auto-Dark-Mode-for-Web-Contents
  • Click on Relaunch.
  • Now visit Instagram.com from your Chrome browser.

The problem with this method is, you may want only a few selective websites in dark mode. But applying this feature will convert every content-based website into a dark website. 

We can get rid of this problem, if we use an extension.

Dark mode in Instagram PC using an extension

The beauty of Google Chrome is there’s an extension for almost everything. There’s an extension called Super Dark Mode.

It converts all web applications to dark mode. But you can turn off dark mode for any website by clicking the extension.

Here’s how:

  • Open Chrome on your computer.
  • Go to the Super Dark Mode extension page on the Chrome web store.
  • Click on Add to Chrome.
  • Again Click on Add Extension.
  • Visit instagram.com, it will be in dark mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I access night mode on Instagram PC all the time?

Yes. If you enable Auto Dark Mode via Chrome Flags or install the extension mentioned above, you will always see Instagram PC in dark mode.

How to disable night mode for a website if I use the extension?

It’s simple. Click on the Extension icon from the browser toolbar. Then click on the pin icon beside the Super Dark Mode extension. Now visit the website you want to load in light mode. Just click on the extension icon from the pinned extensions.

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