How To Add Music To An Instagram Story Or Reel

Your Quick Answer:

Add music to your Instagram story by going to “Your Story” on the Instagram app and recording or adding a file, then click on the Sticker icon, at the top, in the editing tab, and then, on “MUSIC”, select a song, edit it and add it to your story.

Add music to Instagram reels easily by going to “Your Story” and to the “REEL” option at the bottom. Select the music icon, choose a song of your liking, crop it, and add a video file. 

In the editing tab, determine the best music-to-camera audio volume ratio and post it as a reel.

You can share music on Instagram from Spotify by going to the Spotify app and playing a song. Go to the Three Dots icon and select “Share” and share it to “Instagram”.

When the Instagram story area opens in the next tab, customize it and click on “Your Story” to upload it. 

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story:

Try the following steps below:

Step 1: Go to Instagram > “Your Story”

The first step that needs to be followed for an individual to be able to add music to their Instagram story is to go to the Instagram app. After the app opens, you will notice an option in the top left area of the screen called “Your Story”, above which your profile photo will be in a circle. Click on this. 

your story

Step 2: Add a file > Editing tab

The camera will open, and you can either click a photo or record a video using the camera shutter, or you can select a file from your phone gallery by swiping it up on your screen. After that, you will be directly taken to the editing tab, where you can view the file you selected and edit it. 

photo or record a video using the camera shutter

Step 3: Go to the Sticker icon > MUSIC

In the editing tab, you have to select the Sticker icon from the top right area of the screen. This will be the third icon from the right. A list of options will appear at the bottom part of the screen. Click on the option that says “MUSIC”. 

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Step 4: Select a song to add

After clicking on “MUSIC”, a tab will open from where you can choose to add music. You can either scroll through the songs available on the main page here or use the search option to look for what you want. You have to click on the file to select it.

add MUSIC option

Step 5: Edit the song > Add to your story

After selecting the file, you will be taken back to the editing tab, where you can select the time limit for the song using the option at the bottom left, after which you can trim the song with the help of a slider or a trimmer to the part that you want in your story. If the song has lyrics, they will appear on the screen, and you can change their color and style using the two editing options available at the top. Then add this to your story.

time limit, slider or trimer,n lyrics font and color change

How to Add Music to Instagram Reels:

Try the following steps:

Step 1: Open Instagram > Your Story > REEL

Go on and open the Instagram app from the home screen. After this, you have to select the option that says “Your Story” on the top left of the Instagram home page.

your story

At the bottom of the screen, you can scroll through the options such as “STORY”, “LIVE”, etc. Scroll to the “REEL” option here. 

reel option and sutter button

Step 2: Select Music 

You have to now move your attention to the left of the screen, which holds a selection of icons. The one at the top is in the shape of a musical note. You have to click on this option to continue. You can now select a song by scrolling through the ones on the screen in front of your or by using the search option. 

music icon

Step 3: Trim the song > Done

After finding the song you like and clicking on it, you will be taken back to the camera tab, where you will find a trimmer at the bottom. Trim the song to the part you want to use alongside your reel. You have to then click on “Done” at the top right area of the screen. 

trim the song and done

Step 4: Record or add file > Next

Now you have to record a video using the shutter option, using the selected song as a background. Alternatively, you can also add a pre-recorded file from your gallery. After that’s done, click on the “Next” option in the screen’s bottom right area to reach a new tab and continue.

next option

Step 5: Go to Music icon > Edit

Now you will be in the editing tab. There will be a set of options at the top right. The last option from the right is the Music option. Click on it if you want to make changes, such as increasing the volume of the song or camera audio. You can also use options such as “Voiceover” and “Sound effects” that will be available here and then upload the file.

camera & music volume increaseing and voiceover , sound effects

How to share Music on Instagram from Spotify:

Step 1: Go to Spotify > Select a song

The first thing you need to do to share music from Spotify on Instagram is to go to Spotify on your device first, and you have to then select a song you want to share by searching for it. Play the song and click on it playing at the bottom of your screen. 

Step 2: Go to the Three Dots icon > Share

You have to then click on the Three Dots icon. You will find this at the top right area of the screen. As a result, a new tab appears with a lot of options related to the song. You must scroll down and click on the “Share” option.

three dot
spotify share option

Step 3: Select Instagram> Story

After clicking on the “Share” option, a tab will open at the bottom of the screen with a list of apps to which you can share the song. You have to click on Instagram here. It may take some time, but you will be taken to the Instagram story area, where the song will appear in the form of a square.

select instagram

Step 4: Customize and Upload

You can now customize the story by adding a bit of text and changing the font, etc. After you’re satisfied with how it looks, click on “Your Story” to upload it for others to see.

coustomize and upload

Note: The song will appear as something they can click on to reach the Spotify page and play the song.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I Rename an Audio on Instagram?

Yee, you can rename audio: all you have to do is open the video that you uploaded using the audio you want to rename. You have to tap on the song option in a square at the bottom and click on “Rename audio”, type in a new name, and click on “Done” and the name will have been changed. 

2. Can I post Instagram Music to Feed? 

No, you cannot directly post Instagram music to your feed. You can use easily use a third-party tool or app like Veed that is safe to use. Using this, you have to manually add music, perhaps to a video or a photo, after which you can post it to your feed.

Here’s how you can do it- add the desired file to your tool and correct the aspect ratio to one that is Instagram friendly, that is, a square. Then go to the option to add a media file and upload a file from your computer. The music file will be added; all you’ll have to do is, split the audio to fit the video the right way. Then export the file and upload it!

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