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How to add music to your instagram posts?

How to add music to your instagram posts?

How to add music to your instagram posts?

Adding music to your Instagram posts can make them more engaging and entertaining for your followers. Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can add music to your Instagram posts:

For Instagram Stories:

  1. Open Instagram and Tap the Camera Icon: Tap the camera icon in the top-left corner of your home screen to open the Stories camera.

  2. Capture or Upload Your Content: Either take a new photo or video directly through the app, or swipe up to upload content from your device's photo library.

  3. Tap the Sticker Icon: Once you have your photo or video ready, tap on the sticker icon at the top of the screen.

  4. Select the Music Sticker: Scroll down through the options until you find the 'Music' sticker.

  5. Choose Your Song: Browse or search through the music library until you find the song you want to add to your story.

  6. Select the Part of the Song: Instagram will allow you to choose which part of the song you want to include (up to 15 seconds). You can preview this and adjust as necessary.

  7. Add the Music Sticker to Your Story: Once you're happy with your song selection and snippet, tap 'Done'. The Music sticker with the song title and artist name will be added to your story. You can drag it around the screen and adjust its size as you would with any other sticker.

  8. Share Your Story: Tap 'Your Story' at the bottom of your screen to share the story with your followers.

For Instagram Feed Posts:

As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Instagram does not natively support adding music to regular feed posts. However, there's a workaround: you can add music to your videos using a third-party app before uploading them to Instagram.

  1. Choose a Video Editing App: Some popular video editing apps that allow you to add music include InShot, Quik by GoPro, and iMovie (for iOS users).

  2. Import Your Video: Open the app and import the video you want to upload to Instagram.

  3. Add Music: These apps have a 'Music' or 'Audio' option where you can choose a song from their library or upload a song from your own device. Remember to respect copyright rules when adding music.

  4. Export the Video: Once you've added music and are happy with your video, you can export it to your device.

  5. Upload the Video to Instagram: Open Instagram and tap the '+' icon at the bottom of your screen. Choose the video from your photo library and follow the normal steps to post it on your feed.

Remember, Instagram's rules about music usage apply even when you add music using a third-party app. Make sure you have the rights to use any music before posting it.


  1. Why can't I add music to my Instagram story?

    There could be a few reasons for this. Instagram has different features available in different countries due to various licensing agreements, so the music feature might not be available in your location. Alternatively, your app may be outdated, so ensure you have the latest version of Instagram installed.

  2. How do I add music to an Instagram post, not a story?

    As of September 2021, Instagram doesn't support adding music directly to feed posts. You can use a third-party video editing app to add music to a video before posting it to your feed. Always respect copyright laws and Instagram's guidelines when adding music to your videos.

  3. Can I add my own music to Instagram?

    If you want to add original music that you've created, you can add it to a video using a video editing app, then upload that video to Instagram. If you're an artist, you can distribute your music to Instagram through a music distributor. This will make your music available for others to use in their Instagram stories or reels.

  4. Is it free to add music to Instagram?

    Yes, it's free to add music to Instagram stories using Instagram's music feature. The costs associated with third-party video editing apps can vary.

  5. Why can't my followers hear the music on my Instagram story?

    If your followers can't hear music on your story, they might have their phone on silent mode or their media volume turned down. If many people are having this issue, it might be a technical glitch with Instagram.

  6. Can I add music to an Instagram story from Spotify or another app?

    Yes, you can share a song from Spotify to your Instagram story. Open the song in Spotify, tap 'Share,' and then select 'Instagram.' This will create a new story with the album art and a link to the song, but it won't play the song directly in the story.

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