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How to Add Music to Your Instagram Stories?

Instagram has been doing more in improving its social networking features; for example, the music sticker feature was introduced in 2018, though this feature is not available worldwide. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download the Instagram app and start posting your selfies, pets, recipes, or vacation snaps to remember the beautiful moment in your life. The Instagram Stories feature allows users to post 15-second snippets of photos or videos and add music, emojis, gifs, and other more fun things. So how to add your favorite music to your Instagram Stories? Here is the quick guide on how to do it on your iPhone or Android devices.

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Part 1: Add Music to Instagram Stories by Using the Music Sticker
Part 2: More Instagram Music Sticker Tips and Tricks to Use it Like a Pro
Part 3: How to Add Spotify Music to Instagram Stories

Part 1: Add Music to Instagram Stories by Using the Music Sticker

Here is the tutorial on how to add music to Instagram Stories with music sticker feature.

Step 1: Open Instagram app on your iPhone or Android home screen.

Step 2: Tap the camera icon at the top-left corner of the Instagram home screen to open the Stories feature.

Step 3: Take or select a video or photo you want to share on your Instagram Story.

Step 4: On the top of the screen, tap the stickers button.

Step 5: Tap the Music Sticker to open a library of thousands of songs from which you can choose your favorite music. In the search box, type the specific song you want to add to your Instagram Story, or you can browse by mood, genre, or what’s popular. And you can tap the play button to hear a preview before adding it to your Story.

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Step 6: Tap on the selected song from the list, then you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story. You can also choose how long you want the music clip to play for (the maximum is 15 seconds). If the lyrics are available for the song you selected, they will be prompted automatically on the screen.

Step 7: After everything finished, you can hit Done and then post your Story.

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You are also allowed to choose a song before recording a video. You can open the camera, swipe to the new Music option under the record button. Then search for a specific song and select the exact part you want to add to the story, and record a video as the soundtrack plays in the background.

Note: The music sticker is available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries, including the United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, and Portugal. This happens because Instagram Music has to license the rights to the songs in each country they want it to be available in.

Part 2: More Instagram Music Sticker Tips and Tricks to Use it Like a Pro

1. Add effect to the music sticker

Once the soundtrack selected, you can choose an effect from the list at the bottom and wipe horizontally to reveal more options.

2. Change the sticker style

Once you have recorded the video, tap on the music sticker to cycle through the available styles.

Change lyrics style and hide lyrics

Lyrics for the song you selected will display on the screen automatically. To change the style of the lyrics, you can tap on the lyrics to preview the styles or choose one from the list at the bottom. And you can choose the “Video” icon to hide the lyrics for the song.

Remove the music sticker while keeping the soundtrack

You can resize the sticker to make it small so that it disappears from the screen. Though the music sticker still exists, it is almost invisible.

How to add music to Instagram Story without stickers

If you want more space to edit and customize your video, you can use some Instagram Story apps to create amazing content. InShot is one of the best and our favorite photo editing app for Instagram. It allows users to place video in different ratios so you can easily resize, crop, or take your design further and use a colored background, built-in templates, or photo collages to make your video pop on Instagram.

Here is how to use InShot to edit video (with music) and upload it to Instagram.

Step 1: Download the InShot app from the Apple Store or Google Play. And here we will take the iPhone as an example to show how to do it.

Step 2: Import photos and videos from your mobile phone, and then make some basic edits to your video or photo. InShot app provides basic video editing tools and features that are sufficient for most users and businesses.

Step 3: Once you have finished making basic edits, you can go ahead to add music to your video or photo by tapping the Music option at the bottom of the screen. InShot provides you with the option to import a song stored on your device or choose from the app’s music collection or iTunes. And you can add the sound effects, voice-over effects.

If you like, you can continue to add text, animations, stickers before rendering the video.

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Step 4: Select the output resolution and simply hit the Save button at the top right corner of the InShot app. Once the rendering and conversion processes are complete, the video will then be saved and become accessible in your InShot gallery. And then, you can tap on the Instagram icon to share this video with your Instagram Story directly.

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Note: InShot app is free, but it has ads on the top of the app screen, and the rendered video has the InShot watermark. It is still an excellent app to edit and create the video, and you can choose to upgrade to remove the ads and watermark. Or you can use VSCO, Adobe Spark Post, Foodie, Filmmaker Pro, VideoShop, and other more video & photo editors to edit and customize your video for Instagram Stories.

Further Reading: How to Add Spotify Music to Instagram Stories

Spotify teamed up with Instagram. Thanks to this integration, you do not need to record the audio you want to share. Instead, you can share the song on the Spotify app and select Instagram from the list of sharing options. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your phone or tablet. Then find the song you want to share and tap the three dots at the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap Share and select Instagram Stores from the list of sharing options.

Step 3: This will open the Instagram app, and you will be directed to the new story post page. You can customize your story by adding text or stickers before posting.

Step 4: After the editing finished, tap Send to at the lower-bottom of the screen and tap to share the song.

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It is so easy to share Spotify music to your Instagram Stories. But you might be much more interested in how to add Spotify music as the background music for the video or photo you would like to share it to Instagram Story. To do this, first of all, you will need a dedicated tool - Spotify Music Downloader to download songs from Spotify. Then you can use the third-party video editor to add the downloaded Spotify music to the video that you want to share to Instagram Story.

Now, let’s take a look at how to use the third-party application to add Spotify music to your Instagram Stories.

Step 1: Download and install Spotify Music Downloader on your PC or Mac. Then launch this application on your machine.

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Step 2: Customize the output settings, including the output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV), output quality (256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps), output folder, and output organized.

Set output parameters

Step 3: Add the track, playlist, or album from Spotify. Open a track, playlist, or album within the built-in Spotify web player, then click on the add music icon button at the lower-right corner and select the songs you would like to download.

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Step 4: Click on the Convert button to start downloading music from Spotify. After the downloading completed, you can click on the History icon button to find the well downloaded Spotify music.


Step 5: Use PanFone Manager Free to transfer the well-downloaded Spotify music to your iPhone or Android devices.

Step 6: Open InShot on your mobile phone or tablet. And InShot provides you with the option to import a song stored on your device, so you can now use the Spotify music as the soundtrack for your video and upload it to your Instagram Stories.

Adding the soundtrack to your Instagram Stories makes the content more attractive and interesting for your followers. And there several ways you can use to add or share music on your Instagram Stories. Here we share the way on how to add music to your Instagram Stories with or without music stickers and how to add Spotify music to Instagram Stories. So if you have no idea about how to it, you can try the methods listed in this article. If you have other more ways, you can share it with us!

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