Ways To Add Music To Instagram Story
Many people have been asking me how to add music to an Instagram story. I guess that’s why you are also here.
Adding music couldn’t be this easier! Instagram added a feature that makes adding music to your IG stories stress free.
Adding Music Directly From Instagram
Firstly, I am going to show you how to add music from Instagram without using external sites.
Tap the camera icon to start a new story. You have two alternatives; you can choose to add a music by searching for your desired music first or adding your photos or videos before choosing the music you want to add in the story.
Alternatively, You can click on the sticker icon on the story toolbar. A list of stickers to add to your story will pop up, but select the song you would like to be in your story.
Using The Instagram Story Music Sticker
Another awesome way of adding music to your Instagram story is by using the Instagram music sticker. It works for both photos and videos and it also gives you the chance to select thousands of music that fits your style.
Once you have taken a photo or video, tap the sticker icon and then click on the music sticker.
The Instagram music library will pop up where you’ll find countless amount of songs to choose from. It has a cool feature which allows you to search for a specific song, you can also browse by mood or what’s popular.
You can play the track to hear a snippet of the track this would save the stress of choosing a wrong track.
When you get a song that fits your style or choice, you can rewind the track to choose the exact part you want in your story.
Adding Music To Uploaded Media
This feature allows you to add music to an existing video or photo that you want to use in your story. To do this, tap the camera icon in the upper-left. Then swipe down to see your photo library. Select the photo or video you want to use and tap next. To add music, tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen then select the music sticker.
Adding Music From External Sites
This is another fascinating feature, it allow you to add music to your Instagram story using other services like SoundCloud, Shazam and Sportify. It is very easy, all you have to do is you have an app for SoundCloud, Sportify or Shazam, depending on the service that suits you.
Let’s take a look at how we can add music to Instagram stories using each of them.
Adding Songs From SoundCloud To Instagram Stories
To post a SoundCloud track to your Instagram story, navigate to the song you want to share directly from the SoundCloud app, click on the share icon. Tap on the “share to Instagram Stories” or select the Instagram icon depending on the device you are using.
Adding Songs From Shazam To Instagram Stories
This is a wonderful feature for Apple users. Shazam scans a song you are listening to and identifies it for you. It help when you don’t know the artiste who sang the song or can’t remember the songs name.
This is how you can get Shazam to play a track and send it to Instagram:
Open the Shazam app, play the music you want to add to your story, allow the app to recognize the song, then tap the song in the app after is recognized.
Tap More > Share > Instagram Stories to send the track and its album to your Instagram story.
Adding Songs From Spotify To Instagram Stories
Instagram can extract songs from phones. Instagram can capture a track running on your Spotify app.
Here are the steps to take care add music to Instagram from the Spotify app:
Enter the app, play the track you want to add to your story, you can choose the exact section of the song using the time bar, then pause the song.
Launch the Instagram app and click on the camera icon at the top corner.
Play the song on Spotify and long press the shutter button to record the section you want in the song.
Tap on the ‘+’ button at the bottom to upload your story.
I believe you can now add music to instagram stories after reading this article. Please drop a comment if this post was helpful to you