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How to Add Music to Your Instagram Story

Find out how to add music to your Instagram story. (Pictures: Getty/Instagram)

Instagram’s story features invite you to get creative with your posts – from photos, videos, boomerangs and collages, there’s so much you can share.

And the fun doesn’t stop there – once you have your photo or video ready, you can go wild with text, doodles, filters, and effects, not to mention stickers and GIFs.

But one way to really get creative with your Instagram story is to add music, to convey the mood or vibe of your post.

So how can you add music to your Instagram Story? Find out what you need to know below.

How to add music to your Instagram Story

Adding hit tunes to your Story couldn’t be easier.

First, open your Instagram app, and from the homepage or your profile, hit the plus button to create a new post, and select ‘story’.

You can add music to your story on Instagram. (Picture: Instagram)

Create your story by selecting a photo or video from your camera roll, or take a picture or record a video in the app. 

Once you have your photo or video, select the sticker button at the top of the screen.

Here, you will see options to add features like locations, mentions, GIFs, and hashtags.

You can add locations, GIFs, hashtags and more to your Instagram story. (Picture: Instagram)

There will also be the option to select music, so pick this. 

The music feature will open with songs recommended for you, but you can also browse the library by genre or mood.

Alternatively, you can search for a particular song or artist in the search bar. 

Search Instagram’s music library by artist, genre, or mood. (Picture: Instagram)

Choose your song, and you’ll have the option to play a certain section, ranging from 5 to 15 seconds.

In this example, we’ve chosen As it Was by Harry Styles (what else?).

Select your bit from the song and the lyrics will display on the screen.

Slide the bar across to the bit of the song you want to play, and you’ll see the lyrics come up on the screen. 

You can include the song’s lyrics in your story, or if you prefer, you can display the cover art instead. 

You can display the song’s cover art while the music plays on your Instagram story. (Picture: Instagram)

Position the lyrics or cover art over your photo or video, and you’re ready to share it to your Instagram Story.

All you have to do now is sit back and rake in the views.

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