How to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

Hello, friends welcome to another new step-by-step tutorial. Today in this article I will discuss how to add music to an Instagram story.

Instagram offers some tools to edit your photo with the help of which you can make your story beautiful. But if you want to make it more attractive, you need to add a lot of thinking to your story.

Maybe you have a nice photo or video. You have made it beautiful by sticking stickers and using different types of filters. But one of the most important things you miss is music. Yes, a song gives life to your photo.

Instagram provides many trending and old songs from its own library. You can also add songs from the other music streaming services to use in your story, such as Spotify SoundCloud, etc.

Are you excited to know how to add music to your Instagram story? You must update your Instagram apps to the latest version. OK! Let’s follow the below step-by-step guide.

How to add music to an Instagram story

  • First, open Instagram apps from your android or ios mobile.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • Now tap on your story. Here you can take a photo by using the camera. Either tap on the gallery icon at the left-down corner to select an existing photo.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • You will enter in a new window. At the top, you will find many options as a slider. Tap on the sticker icon. Again It will show many sub-options. From them select music (If you do not find search it).

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • Now you will be redirected to the Instagram music library. Select your favorite song and tap on it to add to your story.
  • Instagram provides you some trending music. You can use them. Also, you can select more music by clicking on the Browse option. even you can select the search option If you don't get your favorite song.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • After selecting a song you will enter in the next window. Here you can choose how you want to add your music with a photo. Like lyrics or music album stickers. Choose whatever you want.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • Below you will find a slider. move the slider to select which portion of music you want to add. When you completed your editing tap on the Done button at the top right corner.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • Now move the sticker or lyrics to which position you want to add. You can rotate, move, zoom in and zoom out this sticker with your two fingers. Depending on how you want to design it.

how to add music to an Instagram story perfectly

  • When you completed everything tap on the send to button at the bottom. Now tap on your story to share it in your story. You can choose the close friends option to send with your selected friends.

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Friends below are some questions related to this article. Many people search for their answers. So I added them to this article for my readers.

If you have any other questions related to this article you can comment below. I will try to solve your problem as soon as possible.

Q1. how to add music to an Instagram story without stickers?

Friends, by using Instagram's default features you can add music to your story with the help of stickers. But in this way, a music sticker is added to your story. Which looks worse in your story. Maybe you didn't find your favorite music from the Instagram music library.

Whatever the reason, you want to add an Instagram story without a sticker. Ok! Friends to do this you need a third-party app. Follow the below steps to add a story without stickers.

  1. First, open the play store and download inshot apps.
  2. Now open inshot apps and select a picture to make your story. Then add music, choose size, add effect, and whatever you need to make your story more attractive.
  3. Now click on save. Then select Instagram > your story.

 Q2. Why I can't add music to Instagram stories?

Check that your Instagram apps are up to date. Then check that you are a beta tester or not. Also, check you are using a personal account. If your account is a business account then you can't find these features.

Final word

So friends this was the guide on how to add music to an Instagram story. I think now you can easily make your story more beautiful. Just follow these steps to add music to your story.

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