How to enable dark mode in Threads by Instagram

Christy Mathew
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Want to know how to turn on dark mode in Threads? This quick guide tells you how to turn off the lights and save yourselves from a flashbang whenever you launch the app.

The Threads app, Meta’s Twitter-alternative has seen an incredible response from users. The new social media app has amassed over 100 million users within a week of its launch. While a lot of people, including Elon Musk, have called Threads a blatant copy of Twitter, some interesting features make Threads a fun to use application.

Instagram’s CEO did list down a Threads missing features that the company plans to work on, however, one key modern feature that is present in every app is dark mode. We’ll walk you through how to enable dark mode in Threads.

Can you enable dark mode on Instagram Threads?

Yes, you will be glad to know that it is possible to enable dark mode on Threads, turning the lights down and making for less of a flashbang attack when opening the feed.

Many have turned to Twitter to express their complaint about not being able to change the appearance of the Meta app. One user said, “How do you make the threads app dark mode?? Please my eyes are hurting it’s so white”.

However, users can enable dark mode, and here’s how to do it.

How to turn on/off dark mode on Threads

Whether you have an Android or an iOs device, you can turn the dark mode on from your phone settings. The option to enable the dark mode is not present within the Threads app itself.

This is unlike Instagram, where you can change the background of individual chats within the app itself. Both Apple and Android devices have the option to enable the dark and light modes on your phone.

Depending on the mode you choose, the apps on your phone will also adapt to the mode. Here’s how you can enable the mode on Apple and Android.

How to enable dark mode on iOS

How to enable dark mode on iOS
  • Open Settings on your device
  • Select ‘Display and Brightness’ from the options
  • Under ‘Appearance,’ you will be able to select the dark mode or light mode
  • Select the one you prefer and it will be applied to your device

How to enable dark mode on Android

How to enable dark mode on Android
  • Open Instagram and select your profile picture
  • Select the hamburger option or the three lines that you see in the top right corner
  • Select ‘Settings’ and choose ‘Theme’
  • Select dark or light mode

To access the Threads app, users will need to have an account on Instagram.

Check out our other guides on Threads

What is the Threads app? Instagram’s Twitter competitor explained | Does Threads work on desktop? Web app explained | How to find Threads badge on Instagram | How to get verified on Threads | How to enable dark mode for Instagram Threads on Android and iOS | Does deleting Threads account delete your Instagram too? | How to download Threads

About The Author

Christy Mathew was formerly an Entertainment and Trending News writer at Dexerto. She has previously worked at Clout News and Game Rant, showcasing her expertise in music, anime, TV, movies, and more. Christy combines her knowledge with engaging writing to deliver informative and entertaining stories.