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How to find trending audio on Instagram?

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Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms on the planet; however, it has to face stiff competition from TikTok and other emerging players to keep itself relevant. 

This often means adding new features, giving users more flexibility, security, and privacy options. Sometimes, this also means getting features that make your competitors popular: Instagram Reels.

Reels are one of the most popular types of content on Instagram, and it’s highly trendy, meaning if you miss a particular trend when making your reel, there’s a good chance it might get the attention you want. 

In this article, we’re going over four ways you can get the most trending audio for your Instagram reels. 

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Just keep scrolling 

One of the best and simplest ways of finding out new trendy Reel audios is to keep watching more reels. As you scroll along, you’ll eventually come across some reels showing a small trending icon next to the audio name in the bottom right. 

Simply visiting the Explore page will help a lot.

The sign indicates that the audio has been trending lately and will probably continue for some time. This gives you access to new trending audios at the peak of their trend’s lifespan, ensuring a higher chance of your reel reaching a wider audience. 

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Check out the Reels audio library

Another easy way of finding new audio is the Reels audio library. It’ll show suggestions for your reel’s audio based on the content and your Instagram usage. 

  • Swipe right on the home feed or tap the profile icon in the top left.
  • Once in the camera, swipe to select Reels and tap the Audio button. 
  • You’ll be able to access the entire Reels audio library and suggestions.

Browse Instagram’s Weekly Trend Report 

Instagram also released weekly trend reports for reels on its Creators blog. You can access the latest weekly trend reports here

Follow third-party blogs or accounts

Finally, there are a ton of third-party blogs and reel accounts on Instagram that keep their followers up to date with the latest reel trends going on at the time. You can follow these accounts to get a head start on an upcoming trend. 

  • Instagram accounts: @reelstips, @curious.chitra.
  • Third-party blogs: Later’s Weekly Reels Trends Blog, Slaying Social’s Reels Trends Blog.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: