How to change theme on Instagram

Would you like to customize the Instagram app by activating the dark theme in it, but you don’t know how to do it? Would you like to change the color of the messages you send and receive on the well-known photographic social network, but you don’t know if it is possible to do so? In that case, don’t worry: I’m here to help you.

In the next few lines of this guide, I’ll explain how to change theme on Instagram talking to you in detail about all the possibilities at your disposal to customize the theme of the well-known social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg. I assure you that this is a breeze and that the results are excellent.

If, therefore, you are looking forward to deepen the subject, I invite you to sit comfortably and take just a few minutes of free time, in order to calmly read this guide of mine. You will see that, by implementing the procedures I am about to illustrate, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet? At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and a lot of fun!


How to change theme on Instagram

The first solution you can put in place, if you wonder how to change theme on Instagram , is that relating to the application of the dark mode , that is the dark theme, which is available in the app of Instagram on both Android and iPhone . Find all the details below.

Change theme on Instagram Android

Cambiare tema su Instagram Android

If you want to change the theme on Instagram and use Android, you must first know that the dark theme of the app is only available on terminals equipped with Android 9.0 or later.

Having said that, to activate this feature, in case your smartphone is updated to a supported Android version, you have to act through the device settings menu. Then press the gear icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer and go to the Display> Dark Mode section. Finally, move the lever to ON , corresponding to the wording Manual , to activate the dark theme.

The operations to be carried out to activate the dark theme on Android may vary slightly depending on the model of smartphone you are using: for example, to activate it on Huawei you may have to go to the Settings> Battery menu and move the lever located under Dark colors interface to ON .

After activating the dark theme from the Android settings, it will also be automatically activated in Instagram and in all supported apps: by starting the app of the well-known social network photo network, then, you will be able to see the black background applied.

In case of doubts or problems, please refer to my guide where you I explain more in d I see how to get Instagram black.

Change theme on Instagram iPhone

Cambiare tema su Instagram iPhone

As for the ability to change the theme on Instagram from iPhone , you must first know that dark mode is available starting with iOS 13 and that this feature can be activated through the device settings.

If your iPhone is updated to a supported version of the operating system , then, press on the gear icon located on the home screen and / or in the app Library of the device, tap on the Screen and brightness item and, finally, press on the Dark item, to activate the dark mode (activate the Automatic lever, if you want the dark mode to be activated and deactivated automatically according to the time).

After doing this, you just have to start the Instagram app, in order to see the dark theme automatically applied.

In case you encounter problems activating the functionality in question, refer to my guide where I will talk to you in more detail how to have black instagram .

Other solutions to change the theme on Instagram

In addition to the activation of the dark theme, there are other possibilities that you can consider, to change the theme on Instagram : I will give you more details about this in the next chapters of this guide.

Threads from Instagram

Threads da Instagram

If you want to change the theme of the Instagram chat and, consequently, give a touch of color to the messages you send and receive to closest friends that you have selected on the photographic social network, you can use the Threads from Instagram app, downloadable on Android from the Play Store (or from alternative stores) and on iPhone from the App Store.

To start, then start the app in question and, first of all, choose the friends you want to keep in touch with, putting a check mark on their names, to add them to the list of closest friends. Then, click on the Continue button and consent to all the requests that are shown to you, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the app.

At this point, after adjusting some basic features of the app regarding the ability to set a custom status , you will be shown the Themes section through which you can customize the color of the Threads app and, consequently, that of the messages received and sent.

For example, applying the Sunrise theme will give the app and messages an orange-toned color. after identifying the one you prefer, click on the Finish button to apply it.

For more information on use of the app in question, refer to my tutorial where I tell you about how to have colorful messages on Instagram.

Posts and Stories

Post e Storie

Another solution I want to tell you about, to help you customize Instagram , is the use of third-party apps that allow you to create aesthetically appealing images and / or videos to be published in posts and stories in a simple and fast way, also thanks to the use of predefined themes.

Such apps, such as Adobe Spark Post (Android / iOS / iPadOS), Canva (Android / iOS / iPadOS), Unfold (Android / iOS ) and Made (Android / iOS) – all free in their basic versions, with additional content unlockable via in-app purchases – all allow you to create captivating stories and posts from predefined themes.

Using apps of this type is quite simple since, taking the Adobe Spark Post app as an example, once you have installed and registered, just locate the template to use and press the Remix this template button to modify it. By doing so you can use the multimedia editor, in order to customize the colors , to add text , animations , images , icons and much more, using the appropriate buttons. Once the changes are complete, you can save the image in the memory of your device ( the down arrow icon ) or share it directly on Instagram in the Feed or in the Stories .

What I did to you was just an example of how a app but, in general, this also applies to all other third-party apps that can be used for the creation of multimedia content: to learn more and to get more detailed information on their use, I suggest you read my tutorial on graphics apps and how to edit photos for Instagram.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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