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How to add music to your Instagram story?

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Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms, with over a billion monthly users. It has many cool and interesting features, which are updated frequently, making the app engaging and keeping the users hooked.

Adding music to Instagram stories has been one of the most popular features on the platform ever since it was introduced in 2018. If you want to make your Insta story look cooler by adding some groovy tracks, here is the guide to help you add music to your Insta story.

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Adding music to Instagram Story

To add music to your Instagram Story, follow the steps below:

  • Launch the Instagram app on your phone and tap on the Add (Plus) icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Your camera will be enabled; tap on the Story option and then record the story, or you can add an image or video already on your phone using your phone’s gallery.
  • Tap on the Music icon, earlier the option for adding music was in the stickers section.
  • Now, choose the song for your story; you can search for the specific song from the search bar and browse tab. Once you find the music of your choice tap on the song to select it.
  • On the next screen, you can edit your story’s different settings, such as changing how lyrics appear by tapping the Album art icon (above the music bar) or swiping to the ones on its left. you can set the time for how long the track should play (the maximum allowed is 15 seconds) by tapping the Time icon on the left side of the music bar. You can also select the part of the track you want to play by holding and moving the Box just below the music bar. After editing your story, tap on the Done button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Now, tap the Your Story option at the bottom left of the screen.

Adding music to Instagram Post

If you wish to add music to your Instagram posts, then follow the steps below:

  • Launch the Instagram app on your phone and tap on the Add (Plus) icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Your camera will be enabled; tap on the Post option, add the image or video you want to post and then tap on the Next button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Music icon at the top of the screen, you can also add filters to your posts.
  • Now, choose the song for your story; you can search for the specific song from the search bar and browse tab. Once you find the music of your choice tap on the song to select it.
  • You can set the time for how long the track should play (the maximum allowed is 30 seconds) by tapping the Time icon on the left side of the music bar. You can also select the part of the track you want to play by holding and moving the Box just below the music bar. After editing, tap on the Done button at the bottom of the screen.
  • On the next screen, you have the same option to add filters; tap on the Next button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Add location and tag people, then tap on the Share button at the bottom of the screen.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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