Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking Meta platform. More than 500 million people around the world are already using Instagram stories to share the most exciting moments of their day with their followers. And there are few things that transmit more than music. In this tutorial, I will share how to add music to your Instagram Stories and Instagram Reels.
This new feature will allow music to be embedded in story photos and also in video recordings allowing users to access a common music library.
How to Add Music to an Instagram Story
To add music to Instagram Story, follow the steps given below:
1. Update the Instagram App
Update your Instagram app on your smartphone to access the latest version from the google play store. If it’s already updated, then go to the next steps.
2. Go to Story
Open your account and enter your stories. Click on the top icon that looks like a sticker and click on the MUSIC sticker to open the library and associate a song (or a fragment) to your photo. You can search for songs by title, genre, popularity, or mood.
3. Choose Clip Duration
After choosing a suitable song the song will be added to the story and there will be an option to choose the duration of the song. You can move the white rectangular cursor or click on the duration reading icon to choose the duration of the song. In addition to that, you can add lyrics or thumbnails of the song in the story.
4. Go to Music Option
If you prefer to add music to a video, you will have to choose the song before recording the video so that it will play in the background of your video. In this case, the music option is below the record button.
Save your story and share it with your followers.
In addition to music, Instagram has also revealed that it is adding a new feature to its stories- questions. The procedure is the same as if you want to add music to your Instagram Stories but instead of selecting MUSIC, you will have to choose the QUESTIONS icon so that your followers can communicate with you.
Influencers and companies will thus be able to ask their followers for their opinion on a product, a situation, or the interests of their followers.
What do you think of the new Instagram features? Did you know that you can upload photos or Instagram Stories from your PC? Did you know that now you can also put lyrics to the song of your stories?
How? No matter how many times you update, you can’t find this function. As we have told you, Instagram is making it accessible little by little between the different operating systems and devices. But don’t worry, there is a ‘homemade’ solution to add music to your Instagram Stories.
How to Add Music to an Instagram Reel
To add music to Instagram Reel, follow the steps given below:
1. Go to reel
Open Stories settings and choose Reels or you can go to your profile click on the plus icon in your display picture and choose the reel.
2. Click on the music icon
Tap on the musical note icon (🎵) from the left.
3. Choose a song
Search and choose a song you prefer to add.
4. Choose Clip Duration
After choosing a suitable song the song will be added to the story and there will be an option to choose the duration of the song. You can move the white rectangular cursor or click on the duration reading icon to choose the duration of the song. Select the 15 seconds of audio you want. In addition to that, you can add lyrics or thumbnails of the song in the reel to use
Record your video and post it.
After publishing the Instagram reel with music you can find the video in your account feed.
Some common FAQs about Instagram Story and Instagram Reel
- What is the difference between an Instagram story and an Instagram reel?
The common knowledge of Instagram story vs Instagram reel is, an Instagram reel on your account would be a short video that you posted, and in the Instagram story, you can post videos, links, pictures, or any feed you want to share for 24 hours.
- should I post a video as an Instagram story or an Instagram reel?
It depends on your intention. If you want a temporary video post to share you should choose an Instagram story as it would disappear after 24 hours. Unlike the Instagram story, the Instagram reel will stay in your account until you delete it.
- What are the benefits of Instagram Story over Instagram reel?
The benefits are clear, the story temporarily stays in your Instagram profile or page for 24 hours, and also any kind of feed, pictures, and links can be posted in your Instagram story. These can’t be done on an Instagram reel
- What are the benefits of Instagram Reel over Instagram Story?
The Instagram reel doesn’t disappear and stays as long as it doesn’t get deleted. A follower can easily swap among all the reels from the past. This can’t be done from the Instagram story.
- Where is adding Music easier Instagram Story or Instagram Reel?
The Instagram Reel is comparatively easier.
In Instagram Reel, there is a direct button for music that can be used easily use to add music but in the Instagram Story, the user needs to go through the sticker section for adding music.
Music for Instagram Story and Reel Availability
Now a common question may occur, In which countries can use music features for Instagram stories and reels available?
Music features on Instagram stories and reels may not be available in your region yet. Though Meta is improving and updating this feature and releasing it from time to time But if you are living in the following country list given below you can see the music option in your Instagram story and reel.
The music function is currently available in the following countries. [Last update: 15 October 2022]
More than 60 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, UK, USA, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Uruguay, Paraguay, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Panama, Bangladesh, India, and Nicaragua.
The music for the Instagram story and Instagram reel can make your Instagram post more enjoyable and can also add emotion to it. If you find this tutorial helpful be sure to put feedback or if you have any questions regarding it feel free to ask in the comment section.