Add Music to Instagram story

Adding music to Instagram stories can really skyrocket the engagement of your content to a whole new level. All you have to do is just select the right music and ensure that it matches the interests of your followers and audience.

What are the best ways to add music to Instagram?

Instagram stories and Reels have become a popular trend of the social media platform. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all play an important role in our daily life. These social media platforms are essential to gain a substantial amount of followers and get the maximum reach. If you are looking for a way to get more views, impressions, and followers, then you have to engage and be the center of all the attention to a particular topic.

Yes, you must want to give your fans a glimpse into your lives, but you also need to make your videos interesting and worth their attention.

To add music on to your Instagram posts, reels, and stories, all you have to do is follow the steps below and you will be able to find tons of various audio and music tracks which you can utilize for your content.

Apart from that you can also add music to Instagram through Spotify, Shazam, and Soundcloud.

Isn’t that great? Read on to know more about the steps for adding music to your Instagram Reels.

How to find the perfect music for your Instagram posts

For starters, your main aim will be to select a song that can appeal to your audience as a whole and, based on what you know about your audience, it would be wise to choose songs that you believe will help them relax and unwind. Your choice can also be based on the environment you are in; especially if you are shooting outdoors. Choosing a song that perfectly fits a beach-party or a romantic evening at the opera would be ideal. In general, this will give you a good mix of genres to choose from. However, it is wise to keep in mind that your target audience may be different from your friends and relatives.

You can also opt for Trending songs, this also ensures that your video/reels and stories come up every time a search is made using that music track.

How to edit and add music to Instagram stories

Let’s try and understand step by step how to add music to your Instagram stories –

Step 1 –

Click on the Your story icon displayed on the top left

Step 2 – 

Add any photo/video from your mobile which you want to upload and then click on this highlighted button.

Step 3 –

Click on the music tag as shown in the image below

Step 4 –

Once you click on the music you would then have the option to search for your favorite music

from the list, and the window will open like this –

You can also click on the play button on the right so that you can listen to that music track.

Once you have finalized the music track just click on and Voila it will be added to your story.

This is now how it will look –

Step 5 (Last & Final Step) – 

Once you have finished adding the music, all you have to do is click on Send to your story and within seconds your music-enabled story will go live and all your followers will be able to see that you have published something amazing.

That’s it! You are all set to enjoy a whole new level of engagement from your target audience.


Music on Instagram, as an area of media, is rapidly becoming very popular and with great potential. So I hope you enjoyed this article on Instagram music and discover a lot about the idea behind it, the benefits it offers, and most of all the right music and video for Instagram.

We hope you would have enjoyed our guide on how to add music to your Instagram story or post. Do share your feedback or suggestions in the comments section below.

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