2 Easy Ways to Add Music to Instagram Stories

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Add Music to Instagram Stories
2 Easy Ways to Add Music to Instagram Stories

Sharing stories is the latest fad in the social media today. Why not? Stories are fun because they let you share your interests with others in an animated way. What if they have an added fun of background music in them? Well, that sounds interesting! In this how-to article, we’ve presented two simple methods you can use to add music to Instagram stories.

Thanks to Instagram’s wider range, Instagram stories took no time striking the chords with users when it first came into being. Although the idea was copied from Snapchat, Instagram gained it the traction it has now, the reason being Instagram is more user-friendly and simpler than Snap.



All things said; let’s see how you can give your Instagram stories a musical touch.

Add Music to Instagram Stories: Using Instagram App

Instagram stories can catch the sounds around you when you’re recording an instant story, which really is not cool in most cases. What’s good in this scenario is adding your desired music in the background and removing the original sound. Take a look at this Instagram tip to know how you can do so:

Step 1: Open your Music app and choose the song you wish to add

Step 2: Using the time bar, select the part of the song that you want to play in your Instagram story, and tap pause
Add Music to Instagram Stories-Using Instagram App-Select Music

Step 3: Launch Instagram app on your device

Step 4: Head to the Camera icon at the upper-left corner of the screen

Step 5: Now, you need to access the Control Center. To do that, swipe up from the bottom of the display

Step 6: Bring up Music Preferences by swiping left

Step 7: Play the song

Step 8: Close the Control Center

Step 9: Now, start video recording your story by tapping and holding the Shutter button
Add Music to Instagram Stories-Using Instagram App-Tap the Shutter button

Step 10: Once done, select the “+” button at the bottom to upload the recording.

Tada! Your story has been posted.

More at nextGeekers: 17 Hidden Hacks to Use Instagram Stories Like a Pro

Add Music to Instagram Stories: Using a Third-party App

Instagram app is good for instant stories; the stories that you record right on the spot. What if you already have a photo or video prepared and the only thing left is adding music to it? That’s where third-party apps step in.

Apps like InShot Video Editor are pretty useful in this case. Here’s how you can use it to add music to Instagram stories:

  • Download and launch the app on your device
  • Open the video you want to share on Instagram in this app
  • Using the Trim tool, select the section of the video that you wish to use in your story
  • Once done with trimming, head to the toolbar
  • Tap the Music icon and choose your desired song from the featured list or your device’s internal storage
  • Adjust the song’s volume and remove the original video’s background sounds. If you want, you can add text and stickers as well to your video

Add Music to Instagram Stories-Using a Third-party App-Asjust Background Music

  • When done, tap the Save button and upload the video as your Instagram story the regular way

That’s all it takes! You have successfully uploaded your recorded story along with your selected song to your Instagram profile.

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