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How to Add Music to an Instagram Story?

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story

Instagram is one of the most trending and leading social media apps. It allows users to share pictures, posts and videos with their friends and followers. In recent years, Instagram has grown popular for its photo-editing features, as well. Another feature that the world is going crazy about is Instagram Stories. You can post a range of pictures or videos into a story, which disappears after 24 hours. It’s an attractive feature and one that has been used excessively by the app’s strong user base.  But do you know how to add music to an Instagram story?

As of late, Instagram has added an impressive update to their Instagram Stories. They have introduced a feature to add music to your Instagram story. Of course, the feature of disappearing stories was spectacular, but there’s no harm in adding that little ‘oomph’ into making your stories all the more entertaining and splendid, is there?

While adding background music to your Instagram story isn’t a difficult task, it might take you some time to get the hang of it, especially if you are trying to figure it out on your own.

Our team of experts decided to take the matter into their own hands and have put together this comprehensive and elaborate guide on “How to Add Music to an Instagram Story.”  Whether you want to play a harmonious melody on your story or add a song sung by your favorite artist, we’ve got you covered. 

Continue reading to find out how to master the act of adding background music to an Instagram story.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story with the Music Sticker?

Add Music to an Instagram Story with the Music Sticker

One of the easiest and quickest ways to add a music clip to an Instagram story is the Stories sticker. In order to add a music sticker to your story, all you have to do is tap on the Story symbol on the top left of your screen. It will look like your profile picture, enclosed within a circle.

Another way to add a music sticker is to click your profile, the right-most tab on the bottom of your screen. Once you are there, make your way to your profile picture and tap on the plus sign. Instagram will then ask you if you would like to put up a story. 

Now, you will be able to put up a story. If you’ve enabled Instagram to access your camera roll, you can swipe up and select the photos or videos you would like to upload. However, you can also click a picture or record a quick video via the app itself. To do this, all you have to do is tap on the Story camera. 

Once you have chosen the photo or video you would like to upload, tap on the sticker icon at the top of the screen, or just simply swipe up. Over here, press the Music button. If you have already got a song in mind, you can search for it in the search bar. Instagram also allows you to search and pick for a song that matches your mood, your favorite genre and artist. We were impressed to see that Instagram displays trending songs of the day as well. 

After you have selected the song, tap on it and add the music to your Instagram story. Tap on Done. Place the music sticker as per your preference. Next, tap on the “Your Story” button at the bottom of your screen.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story With Lyrics?

Add Music to an Instagram Story With Lyrics

Determining how to add a song’s lyrics to your Instagram story can be a little confusing, but don’t worry, we are here to help.

Once you have opened Instagram on your phone, click on the left-most tab at the bottom of the screen. It should look like a house. Here, at the top of the screen, you will see your profile picture enclosed in a circle. Tap on it, and select the photo/video you want to put for your Instagram story. 

Next, tap on the sticker button at the top of the screen, or else, just simply swipe up. Find the Music button and search for the music you would like to add to your Instagram story.

After you have done this, tap the letter button right on top of the music player and swipe to the left to see font styles and options. Once you have selected your preferred font, press Done and post your story.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story Before Capturing a Video?

We were pleased to know that you could have a song play in the background of your Instagram Story even before you have captured the video. After you have navigated to your Instagram camera, swipe to the Music feature under the record button.

You can now find any track of your choice, and choose what part of the song you would like to have playing in the background. Now, you can capture a video with the song playing in the background. 

How to Add a Song From Apple Music on Your Instagram Story?

If you are a fan of Apple Music and want to let your followers know of a song you’ve recently discovered, you can do so via Instagram Stories. All you have to do is open up Apple Music and find the song you want to share with your followers.

Tap on the three horizontal dots towards the right of the screen and tap on Share. Now, swipe till you find Instagram. The Instagram app will now open and you should be able to add the song to your story. 

Keep in mind, however, that the song won’t play on your Instagram story. Instead, if your follower taps on the Story, they will be redirected to Apple Music, and the song will begin playing.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story from Spotify?

If you primarily use Spotify to listen to your favorite tracks, you can add songs to your Instagram Story from the Spotify app too. To begin with, open Spotify and play the song you would like to share. Look for the three horizontal dots at the top of your screen.

Tap on them, and select Share.  Next, click on Instagram Stories and tap the “Your Story” button to upload the song. 

Just like Apple Music, the song won’t play on your Stories. Instead, it will redirect anyone who taps on the story to the Spotify app.

How to Add Music to an Instagram Story Without Stickers?

If you aren’t a big fan of the music stickers on Instagram stories, there is a way to work around them. If you have followed the steps on how to add music to an Instagram story with stickers, this will be a piece of cake. All you have to do is tap on the music sticker and drag it off the screen, in any direction.

You will notice that it is no longer visible in the Story preview, but once you have uploaded the Story, you will be able to hear the music, as well as details regarding the name of the song and the artist. The sticker, however, will no longer be visible. 

How to Edit the Music Sticker on an Instagram Story?

If you are trying to spice up your music sticker game on your Instagram Story, we have got you covered. Once you have added the music sticker to your Story, tap on it to change the design of the sticker.

Continue tapping through the various sticker icons to find the one you like the most. You can change the color of the sticker by pressing on the color wheel at the center of the screen. Next, press Done and you’re done!

Why You Are Not Being Able to Add Music to an Instagram Story

If no matter how hard you try and how many different methods you go through, you still aren’t able to add music to your Instagram Story, there’s a possibility that your app may not be up-to-date. First and foremost, update the app and give it another shot. If this doesn’t work, you may need to uninstall Instagram and install it again. 

Another reason you might be facing this issue is because the Instagram Story music feature hasn’t been made available in your country yet. Just wait a little longer and we’re certain Instagram will roll out the feature to many, many more countries.


Ever since the music feature came out on Instagram, people across the globe are using it excitedly. It’s a great way to showcase your taste in music as well as spice up your stories. 

Not only can you rewind and fast-forward a track you choose to play on your Instagram Story but you can also able to choose the color of the music sticker, the type of sticker you would like (and if you want to have one or not), display the lyrics of the song as well as the font and color of the lyrics, and also the duration of the music clip, up to the length of 15 seconds. 

If you have any questions, doubts, or queries, feel free to drop a comment in our comment section below, and we will get back to you with an answer in no time.