How to Add Music to Instagram Story? A Complete Guide

Discover how to enhance your Instagram stories by adding music with this guide. Make your stories stand out and captivate your audience with soundtracks.

by Ashnath

Updated Apr 02, 2024

How to Add Music to Instagram Story? A Complete Guide

Sharing Your Instagram Story with Music

Instagram has become a popular platform for content creators and businesses, offering opportunities to engage and connect with a global audience. It offers a variety of features that the users can use to showcase their creativity and craft compelling content. With its wide range of filters, Instagram has evolved into a dynamic platform that has fostered many content creators and influencers.

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Whether you are a regular content creator or just an ordinary user who wants to share a story on Instagram, there are many features that you can use to enhance your story. One notable feature is the addition of music to your story. By doing this you will set a tone to your content and it will be more vibrant.

If you feel like enhancing your story, you can add a soundtrack that fits your current mood. So, try this feature now and captivate your audience with enthralling content. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to add music to your Instagram story.

How to Add Music to Instagram Story?

After creating your Instagram story, you can instantly add music to it. Whether it is a picture or a video, you can add music that suits your mood or your situation. Follow these steps to add music to your Instagram story:

  • After choosing the image or video for your story, tap the “Sticker” icon at the top of your screen.
  • Tap the “Music” icon.
  • You will see the music library now. Tap “Browse” to search for a song or music.
  • To listen to a preview of the song, you can tap the “Play” button.
  • Now, select the song as per your wish and choose the particular part you want to include.
  • Tap “Done” and after adding any stickers or tags to your story, you can post it.

There is also an alternative method. At the top of your screen, you can also find a “Music” icon. You can add music by tapping this icon instead of using the “Stickers” icon.

For iOS users, you can add music even before capturing a video. You can find the “Music” option, after opening the camera. Using that you can search for a song to add to your story. This option is not yet available for Android users.

Adding Lyrics to Your Story

Along with adding music to your story, you can also add the lyrics of the song to it. Here is how you can do it:

  • After adding the song, you can find small “A” icons. When you swipe them, you can see the lyrics of the song.
  • You can tap the icons to change the font and format of the lyrics.
  • Tap “Done” and then you will be able to resize and reposition the lyrics as desired.

Keep in mind that lyrics will only be displayed if they are available on Instagram.

Troubleshooting Issues

Sometimes, you might encounter an issue where adding music to your story doesn't work. This frustrating problem could be due to a glitch, or it might be because your app is out of date. To solve this issue, you can try the following methods:

  • Regularly update your Instagram app. Go to the app store and tap “Update”. Your app will become up to date. You can also get all new features, if you update your app.
  • If you are experiencing any temporary glitches, try logging out of Instagram and logging back in.
  • If the issue still persists, you can visit the Instagram Help Center to contact the support team and raise a complaint. They will help you to solve this issue. 
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