How To Add Music To An Instagram Story, Reel, & Post – 2023

Last Updated on January 5, 2023 by Sana Modi

Instagram is becoming famous for its features. One popular feature option is to add music to an Instagram story. The Instagram music feature was officially launched in 2018. Instagram offers you to add music to your Instagram stories. Instagram updates new tunes in its music library every day. Instagram is home to content creators. Millions of stories, reels, & posts are shared on Instagram daily. But not every post or reel captures the Instagram audience’s attention. To seek people’s attention, content creators put so much effort into their content to stand out and attract other users.

Instagram allows you to use tunes from its music library. You can also import songs from another music app like Spotify. We will guide you on how to add music to an Instagram story and everything you need to know about adding music to your Instagram reels & posts.

Add Music To An Instagram Story

How To Add Music To An Instagram Story

Add Music To An Instagram Story is the same for Android, & iPhone. All you need to do is update your Instagram. This feature works on the latest version of Instagram.

1. Open the Instagram app on your device. And click on Your Story in the upper-left corner.

click on Your Story in the upper-left corner

2. Select the image or video you want to upload to the story.

Select the image or video

3. Click on the sticker icon at the top of your screen.

Click on the sticker icon

4. Click on Music Sticker.

Click on Music Sticker

5. Instagram displays a song list, You can choose music from the list or search for your favorite music using the search bar at the top. Click on the play icon to listen to each song before adding.

Choose a song

6. Click on a song to add it to your Instagram story.

Click on a song to add it

7. Adjust the song by using the slide bar at the bottom to choose the song part.

Adjust the song

8. You will see the lyrics of the song while you slide. You can also change the text or style. If you don’t want to add lyrics you can choose a music sticker.

change the text or style

9. When finished with your editing click on Done in the upper-left corner and adjust the music sticker.

When finished with your editing click on Done

10. Click on Your Story to post it on your Instagram story.

Click on Your Story to post it on your Instagram story

How To Add Music To An Instagram Reel

After the TikTok ban, Instagram released a new feature Instagram Reel in August 2020. The reel is one of the best options to post content on Instagram. You can make videos, add music, and edit your videos or photos. To add music to a reel, follow these steps.

1. Open the Instagram app on your device. Click on the + icon in the upper-left corner.

Click on the + icon in the upper-left corner

2. select the reel option and Add your video from the camera roll or record the video.

select reel

3. Once your video selection is done Click on the Music icon.

Click on the Music icon

4. You will see the suggested song list or you can search for your favorite music using the search bar at the top. or use your saved music.

Choose music

5. Click on a song to add it to your story, and Adjust the song by using the slide bar at the bottom to choose the song part and click on done.

 Click on a song to add it to your story

6. Click on add. Then click on the next to watch your video with music.

Click on add
click on next

7. If you want to add a voiceover to your video. Click on the music icon at the top.

to add a voiceover

8. Click on voiceover.

Click on voiceover

9. Record your voice by clicking on the red button in the middle and clicking on done.

Record your voice

10. Then adjust the sound effects by clicking on volume & volume levels and clicking on done. Click on next and post your reel on your Instagram.

adjust the sound effects
Click on next and post your reel on your Instagram

How To Add Music To An Instagram Feed

1. Open the Instagram app on your device. Click on the + icon in the upper-left corner.

Click on the + icon in the upper-left corner

2. Select post, Add your photo/video from the camera roll.

Select post

3. Click on the ⮕.

Click on the ⮕

3. Select add music option.

Select add music

4. You will see the suggested song list or you can search for your favorite music using the search bar at the top.

Choose music

5. Click on a song to add it to your story, and Adjust the song by using the slide bar at the bottom to choose the song part.

Adjust the music

6. Click on the ✔ icon in the upper-left corner to post.

Click on the ✔ icon in the upper-left corner to post

FAQ’s

Why Can’t I Add Music To My Instagram Story?

You need to update the Instagram app first. But, after updating the app you can’t add music. Unfortunately, the music is unavailable in your country, or Instagram Music is not permitted in your country. In that case, you can use a VPN app to change your location & IP address. This way, you can add music to your Instagram story.

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