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How to add music to Instagram post?

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Adding music to your Instagram posts can significantly enhance the engagement and appeal of your content. Whether sharing a personal moment, promoting a product, or just setting a mood, the right soundtrack can make all the difference.

This guide will walk you through the steps to add background music to a video or simply add a catchy tune to your photos. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

Also read: How to hide music stickers on Instagram Story?

Why add music to your Instagram Posts?

Music can significantly amplify the impact of your posts by:

  • Setting the mood and tone.
  • Enhancing storytelling.
  • Capturing viewers’ attention.
  • Making content more memorable and shareable.

Steps to add music to Instagram posts

To add music to your Instagram post follow the steps below:

  • Launch the Instagram app on your phone and tap on the Add (Plus) icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Choose the image or video for your post and tap on the Next button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Now, tap on the Music icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select the song of your choice, you can listen to the song by tapping on the Play button beside the song.
  • On the next screen, you can edit your music and post settings; you can set the time for how long the track should play (the maximum allowed is 90 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 Tick mark button at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • If you want to edit the post you can do it from here and after you are done tap on the Next button at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Finally, tap on the Share button to share your post.

Tips for adding music to Instagram posts

  • Use popular tracks: Trending music can increase the visibility of your post.
  • Match the mood: Choose music that complements the mood and theme of your content.
  • Experiment with different styles: Don’t be afraid to try different genres and styles of music to see what resonates best with your audience.

By adding music to your Instagram posts, you can bring your photos to life and create a more immersive experience for your followers. So go ahead, experiment with different songs and find the perfect soundtrack to complement your visual stories.

Also read: How to make a Carousel post on Instagram?

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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