If you’re like me, you’ve probably been wondering why your Instagram messages are black. I mean, it’s not like we don’t already have enough things to worry about in life, right?
Well, wonder no more! I did some digging, and it turns out that there’s a perfectly good explanation for this phenomenon. So if you’re curious, read on!
Why are my Instagram messages black?
There are a few different reasons why your Instagram messages may be black. One reason is that you may have activated the Night Mode setting in the app, which swap out the white background color for a black one to make it easier on your eyes when viewing in low-light conditions.
Another possibility is that you or the person you’re messaging has changed their text color to black in the app’s settings. You can check this by opening up a conversation and looking for a color swatch next to each person’s name. If it’s set to black, that’s likely why your messages are appearing black as well.
It’s also possible that you’re experiencing a bug with the app itself. If restarting the app and checking your settings doesn’t help, you may need to uninstall and reinstall Instagram from your device or reach out to customer support for assistance.
Is this a problem with my phone?
If you’re seeing black bars on either side of your screen while using the Instagram app, it’s due to the aspect ratio of your device. The Instagram app is optimized for a certain aspect ratio and may not appear correctly on devices with a different aspect ratio.
If you’re using an iPhone 6s or earlier, an iPod touch, or an iPad Pro (11-inch), you might see black bars on either side of your screen when you use the Instagram app. This is because these devices have a different aspect ratio than the Instagram app supports.
What can I do to fix it?
If you’re experiencing this issue, it means that your device’s system language is set to a language that isn’t supported by Instagram. To fix it, you’ll need to change your device’s language to English.
Why is this happening?
There are a few reasons why your Instagram messages might be black. One possibility is that you have an outdated version of the app. Another possibility is that you have a problem with your phone’s graphics processor. If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your phone or reinstalling the app.
What are some other people experiencing this?
Other people seem to be having the same issue. One person said: “My messages are black and I can’t see who I’m talking to.” Another person said: “I’m having the same issue! My Instagram messages are black and I can’t see who I’m talking to.”
What can I do if my messages are still black?
There are a few things you can do if your Instagram messages are still black.
- Check that you updated to the latest version of the app.
- log out and back in again.
- Restart your phone.
- Try using a different phone or tablet.
- Contact Instagram directly through the app or website.
How do I know if this is a problem with Instagram or my phone?
If you’re having trouble sending or receiving messages on Instagram, first make sure that the app is up to date. updates can include bug fixes that might resolve your issue.
To update the Instagram app:
- On iPhone or iPad: Go to the App Store and tap Updates. If there’s an Instagram update, it’ll show up here.
- On Android: Go to Google Play Store and tap Menu. Then, tap My apps & games and look for Instagram in the list of apps that need to be updated.
If there are no updates available, or if updating doesn’t fix your issue, try these troubleshooting tips:
- First, restart your phone and then open Instagram
- Next, check your internet connection. If you’re using a cellular data connection, make sure that data roaming is turned on in your phone’s settings.
- Then, try fixing your connection by turning off WiFi and opening a web page in your mobile browser to see if it loads
- If that doesn’t work, try restarting your router
- Finally, if you still can’t connect, contact your mobile service provider and make sure that there aren’t any outages in your area.