How to Add Music to an Instagram Story?

Maybe you have got some excellent photos or videos and amazing filters and stickers to cover on top, but your story is still needing one important part—music. Instagram gives a variety of songs from its archives and your favorite music streaming services, like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Shazam. Here, I will talk about what you need to know about song and Instagram.

Add Music to Instagram Story

First, we will go through the method of attaching music right from Instagram. It is how you can do it:

Run Instagram and perform your story. You can make that by swiping the cover to the right or touching your profile image on the upper-left edge of your cover.

  • Continue taking a story, if it is an image or a video.
  • Hit the sticker image at the head of your screen.
  • Proceed with the “Music” sticker.
  • Get the tune that you need to add and hit on it.
  • Remove the slider bar to select which section of the song will perform (it can only play for 15 seconds).
  • Touch the thumbnail to edit the album image or to return it with lyrics.
  • Hit “Done.”
  • Depart the icon/lyrics everywhere beyond the screen.
  • Touch Your Story in the back left edge to post it on your Instagram.

To see your story, hit the Your Story icon. It will arrive with the music automatically operating. Hitting the song name pauses the tune and makes up a window at the back in to save the music or give it to another person on Instagram. Your members can see your story and identically present the music.

Instagram Stories are easy to make, but they can require a lot of thought if you want to make them truly entertaining. Thankfully, Instagram offers several tools to help make your stories as fun as possible.

Add Music From the Spotify App

You can use music to your Instagram story by taking it from the Spotify app. With a tune playing in Spotify, touch the ellipsis icon and pick the Share title. Touch Instagram, and it will take you to your Instagram story, wherever your chosen song arrives with its screen art. You can attach text, stickers, and other items to your story. Hit the Your Story image to post the story with the tune you chose. 

As you post a story, it will work as a link terminal to Spotify. Touch the Your Story image on Instagram to see it. Anyone who views it can touch Play on Spotify, and then Open Spotify to start the tune in the app.

Add Music from the SoundCloud App

Accord a tune from the SoundCloud app to your Instagram story by choosing a song and taking Share. Choose Stories to send the song and its linked image to your Instagram story. 

When you publish the Instagram story, it will work as a link after to the song on SoundCloud. See the story, hit Play on SoundCloud, and then choose Open SoundCloud to start the song in the selected app. 


Add Music from the Shazam App

While Shazam is originally applied to investigate and recognize songs you are now listening to, you can also make the app to perform music and post it to Instagram. Run the app and enable it to identify a song that is currently performing. 

Touch the song in Shazam, after that choose More and Share. Touch the Instagram choice to give the song as artwork to the Instagram app. Following publishing your story, you can move back to the Shazam app by Instagram. To achieve it, start the story on Instagram and hit the Open Shazam key to perform the song in the app.



For most Instagram content, it is possible to add whatever sort of song you need to your video in the app. But if you are attending to become productive with your audio, a third-party app runs just as great. Both ways, your video will take the extra measure of creativity it wants to hold out for your followers. Here, in the above text, we talked about different ways that you can apply.

Author: Dyka Smith

Dyka Smith is a content marketing professional at Inosocial, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Dyka worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. She graduated with honors from Columbia University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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