How To Add a Song To Instagram Story

How To Add a Music To Instagram story – The ability to add music to Instagram stories (Story) is one of the most popular features of this platform. Instagram has a huge music library to choose from, as well as the ability to import tracks from other music streaming sites like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Shazam.

In this guide, I will show you how to add music to your Instagram story (story). I’ll also address some common questions and misconceptions about Instagram music.

How To Add a Aong To Instagram Story

Ever since Instagram introduced the option to add music to IG stories, now even to Reels, people have been using this feature. In fact, Instagram adds new songs to their music library every day.

However, some users have trouble uploading music to their Instagram stories, while others don’t have access to specific songs, or the entire music library. In this article, I will cover the various methods of adding music to Instagram and explain why they might not work for you.

How to Add Music to Instagram Stories (Story)

  • Go to Instagram and go to stories. You can do that by swiping the screen to the right or tapping on your profile picture in the top left corner of your screen.
  • Continue to capture the story, whether it’s a photo or a video.
  • Then swipe up on the screen, or you can also tap on the sticker icon at the top of your screen.
  • Open the “Music” sticker.
  • Find the song you want to add and tap on it.
  • Note: Instagram will show you recommended songs, as well as different categories you can choose from (family, pop, sunny, mood, etc.).
  • Move the slider to decide which part of the song to play (can only play for 15 seconds).
  • Tap the thumbnail to change the album icon or replace it with lyrics.
  • Tap “Done.”
  • Move the icon/lyric anywhere on the screen.
  • Tap on “Your Story” in the bottom left corner to post it on your Instagram.

When your followers open your story, the song you selected will play automatically. If they want to see which song is currently playing, they can tap the title under your name, and the song will appear in another tab.

You can also add music from other music streaming platforms. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do that with Spotify. Again, the method is identical for iPhone and Android devices. This is how it’s done:

  • Open your Spotify app.
  • Play the song which you want to add to Instagram.
  • Go back to your playlist.
  • Tap the three dots to the right of the song title.
  • Scroll down and tap “Share.”
  • Tap “Instagram Stories.”

The song will soon be unlocked in your story, where you can make additional adjustments. Once done, post it to your story. If your followers have a Spotify account, they will be able to open the song on Spotify.

How to Add Music to Instagram Videos

Adding music to your Instagram videos is done in the same way as you add songs to your photos. You can find music in Instagram’s music library, or you can upload it from external sources. However, when you add music to Instagram videos, you have more options than with photos.

For example, the timeout of a song in a photo is only 15 seconds, but when you attach a song to a video, it will be as long as the video. You can also pin a song icon (or lyrics) to a specific person or object in your Instagram video.

You can even select a song before recording a video by swiping the “Music” option under the record button. You can choose exactly which part of the song you want to play and then start recording. However, this is only possible on iPhone devices at this time.

How to Add Music to Instagram Posts?

First of all, it’s important to know that Instagram doesn’t actually allow you to add music directly to your Instagram posts. You can only add music to your Instagram stories and reels. Even if you add music to the video you created in your story and download it, the video will be downloaded without the song.

If you want to attach a song to a video and upload it on Instagram as a post, you have to edit your video first. There are many video editing apps and programs available that will let you add music to your videos. Once done, you can upload the video to your Instagram feed.

However, you cannot attach a song to an image and then post it on Instagram – it only works with videos.

That’s the tutorial on how to add music to your Instagram story (story). I hope this article helped you! Thank you for visiting and don’t forget if you find this article useful, please share it with your friends too.

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