How To Add Music To Your Instagram Story: 4 easy Steps

You are probably searching for how to add music to your Instagram story because might have bumped into some Instagram stories on some accounts you follow and discovered they are some cool music added to it and you’re like wooooow! How did they do that? Well, not to worry, we got you on that. We have come up with a quick and simple guide to give you precisely what you could be looking out for.

Adding the right music track to an Instagram story, no doubt will add value to whatever message intended to be passed across. Fortunately, Instagram has a wide range of top quality tunes from its library from which one can choose which ever one that best suits their need for it.

Although, having said that, this post for sure is not meant to show you which song goes well with a picture of an icing on a cup of cold stone, rather, this post is meant to show you exactly how to add music to your Instagram stories.

Step 1. Launch the Instagram App and Tap on ‘Your Story’

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In adding music to your Instagram story, the first step to take is to launch the Instagram mobile app, and tap on ‘Your Story’ on the top left Corner. Here, there are two options to choose from. It is either you take a fresh photo or video or choose from existing media saved in your library. Quickly make your choice with the content you would like to share, then click on the sticker icon at the top of the screen (make sure it is the third one from the right).

Step 2. Select Music sticker icon

The next step you have to follow in order to add music to your Instagram story, is to selected the sticker icon, then a menu will appear with a variety of options to choose from. Go ahead and tap on ‘Music’, which should be in the middle of the second row. After that, you will have a couple of choices. There is also a search music, ‘browse’ and ‘for you’ options. ‘For You’ gives you a list of recommended songs, while browse allows you search through different genres and moods.

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Step 3. Choose the duration of your preferred tune

Instagram Story
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Once you have have made your choice on the suitable type of music tune to use for your Instagram story, the next on the line is to set the duration of the selected song. To do this, you can scroll to specific parts using the slider at the bottom of the screen. The maximum for a track is 15 seconds and the is minimum of 5, except you are sharing a video or Boomerang clip, then the track will be limited to the length of the video.

Step 4. Customize your Instagram story music overlay

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Instagram story
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Instagram story
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Finally, the last and not the least of the steps for adding music to your Instagram story is to simply customize how the music overlay looks. Simply tap on the available options above the slider at the bottom of the screen, and pick between either a selection of scrolling lyrics to the album art. You can also change the color of the text that appears on screen from the music pallette on the top row and resize/move the text or image then tap on DONE on the top right corner.

And that brings us to the end of how to add music to your Instagram story ! You can now share your Instagram Story with the world, your close friends or send it to that special someone. *winkz*… Lol

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