How To Add Music To Instagram Post, Stories, Videos or Reels?

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platform with billions of active users on it. One of its most popular feature that is used by lots of users is the option to add Music to Instagram Post. People who use Instagram a lot more than those who doesn’t must know about this feature. This article is for those people who are still not aware of how to add music to Instagram post. Let me help you here. Instagram offers a vast collection of music in their library. Not just this, one can even import music from various platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, Shazam, and more.

Here in this article, I am going to tell you about different ways and methods about how can you add music to your Instagram story or post. We will also address some frequently asked questions at the bottom of this post. So without further ado, lets start!

How to Add Music to Instagram?

People have been using music feature in their stories ever since Instagram has introduced it. Now that Instagram has added the reels feature, everyone from big influencers to business to normal person, everyone is using this feature to the maximum. In fact, Instagram keeps on adding new tunes in their vast library of music so people can enjoy or make reels on any song they want.

How to Add Music to Instagram

However, there are still many people who face difficulty in uploading music in their Instagram stories. While there are many people who couldn’t find certain song of their choice on Instagram music library. But worry no more because here we are going to share various methods of adding music along with explaining how can you easily do it step by step.

How To Add Music to Instagram Post?

To begin with, let me first share that Instagram doesn’t allow you to add music to your posts directly. One can add music through Instagram stories or reels only.

Even, if you add music in a video and download it then the video will be downloaded without music in your device.

If you want to attach any song to your video then would have to edit your video beforehand and then post. There are endless numbers of videos editing apps present out there that allows you to add music to your videos. And once you’ve added the song or edited your video properly, you can post it on your Instagram feed.

However, to add music to your Instagram post, you can do it via story or reels only.

How to Add Music To Instagram Story?

Now that you know how to add music to Instagram post, lets move to know about adding music on Instagram story. To add music on your Instagram story, you need to have an updated Instagram. Now follow the process mentioned below:

First of all, open your Instagram and go to story. You can do this by tapping on the upper left corner of your screen.

Now proceed to Story section, whether you want to add video or photo.

Once this is done, select the stickers icon on the top of story screen.

There are lots of stickers and icons available, click on “Music” sticker.

Now look for the song that you want to add. (Instagram also recommends you songs but you can search for your song in the search tab given there)

Once you’ve selected the song, now choose the section of the song that you want to add. (Remember story can add songs for only 15 seconds)

You can also change the thumbnail with different icons given there.

Tap done when you’re done adding the video and music.

You can move the icon or lyrics anywhere on the screen as you want.

Now Tap share to Story and you are done.

So these are the few simple steps using which you can easily add music to your Instagram stories. Now when your followers will open your story, they can tap on the title under you name to add the same music for their reels or story.

You can even add music from other popular streaming apps. Below, I’ve shared how can you do it with Spotify:

Step 1 – Open the Spotify app in the phone

Step 2 – Play the song which you want to put as your Instagram status

Step 3 – Look for the three dot icon (…) on the upper right hand corner of the app and select the icon once you get it.

Step 4 – A list showing different options will pop up, from there select the ‘share’ option

Step 5 – Then yet again a list will pop up and from there tap on the ‘Instagram stories’. From there your Instagram story option will get open with the respective song on the screen.

Step 6 – Now all you have to do is to tap on the ‘send to’ option and then as usual a list of friends and an icon showing ‘Your story’ will appear and from there you have to finally select ‘share’.

And this is it. Using the steps mentioned above you can easily add and share spotify to Instagram stories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we’ve shared few frequently asked questions that the user might have related to Instagram music feature. Have a look:

Ques: What kind of music is there to choose from?

Answer: Instagram has a vast collection of music in different languages from all over the world. You can find different categories like Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Pop, theme music, different moods music etc.

Ques: How do you add music to Instagram stories?

Answer: Above in the article we’ve share step by step on how to add music to Instagram stories.

Ques: How can I play music in Instagram?

Answer: The music plays automatically for anyone when they select the song or open someone’s story who’ve added music to it.

Final Words

So this is everything that you need to know about how to add music to Instagram post or story. I hope that now you don’t have any further questions related to it. But if you are still facing any difficulties while adding the music, you can let us know via the comment section given below and we will solve your queries as soon as possible.