Instagram: how to add music in stories

For some time you have opened an account on Instagram, the popular social network with the colored polaroid icon that has conquered a relevant place in the virtual world, and from that moment you never left him. Don’t worry, you are not alone! Every day more and more users and companies are taking advantage of Instagram to sponsor themselves, seeing in the platform of the moment – next to that of TikTok – a great way to work and be known.

Thanks to posts and stories, yes in fact, they can advertise various products and introduce new realities with creative and well-curated content created by users or new professionals such as content creators who make the most of all the tools made available by the Zuckerberg social service to create particular and studied feed .

Not surprisingly, in an old article, I told you about the winning strategies for growing on Instagram and thus expanding your audience of followers if you dream to become influencer – and travel the world thanks to sponsors – or simply let your business navigate on the crest of the wave.

Among the most “recent” tools offered by the social platform there is the particular method of co ndivision of contents that in a very short time has conquered everyone: the stories. In the past, I’ve given you pointers on how to use filters and which ones to use to make your stories truly original. In the next few paragraphs, in fact, I will explain how to add music in Instagram stories . You will see, this is a very simple operation that I am sure you will constantly exploit. Once you’ve discovered it, you’ll never be able to do without it!

Make yourself comfortable and pay some attention to reading the instructions I am about to give you by acting directly from the app downloaded on your Android or iOS mobile device to create interesting musical stories to show to other users. I just have to wish you good reading!

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Music in the stories of Instagram: preliminary information

As I have anticipated some top line, the function that allows you to create stories on Instagram proved to be a winner right from the start. There are many users who have chosen to communicate daily with their followers using stories for contents that remain visible for 24 hours, posting the breakfast of the day and the aperitif at sunset, or to report something important, preferring posts for carousels of photos or Reel.

If you too have let yourself be overwhelmed by the stories of Instagram but have realized that you do not fully exploit this function, I suggest you continue reading this guide to do not get left behind and be able to share your favorite songs with other users as a background to the short video clips contained in the stories.

A particular sticker to be selected directly in the Ig story screen, allows you to quickly and very much simple to add music to video. This is an operation that you will be able to put into practice in just a few seconds, thus personalizing all your stories. After all, who has never dreamed of choosing the background music for any moment?

Using a button integrated in the stories, you can choose the song you prefer choosing it from those suggested by the platform or leafing through the different categories. Alternatively, you can also type directly the name of the artist or song you are looking for in the search bar. Curious?

Come on, let’s not waste any more time and get to the heart of this tutorial right away. Before moving on to the next paragraph, if you feel the need, refresh your memory a bit with an old article of mine on how to create a story on Instagram. Read on to find out all the steps to put music in your Instagram Stories.

How to put music in Instagram Stories

To insert music in Instagram stories, simply open the application you downloaded on your Android or iOS mobile device. Putting music in Instagram stories is really very simple and will allow you to choose the perfect soundtrack for your story from time to time. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Open the Instagram app on your smartphone
  • Log in to your account (if necessary)
  • Tap your profile photo in correspondence with the + icon
  • Upload your story by recording a video or posting a previously created content saved in your mobile gallery
  • Now click on the sticker icon and select Music
  • Choose among the songs selected for you, browse others or search for the song you like in the bar with the voice Search music
  • In the category Browse you can select your song between different moods and musical genres
  • Tap on the song you want to play
  • Choose the segment of the song you prefer by moving the bar that appears to the right or left
  • Do tap on the button End
  • Finally to publish the story press on Your story
  • Your musical story has just been published


In this article I have explained to you, step by step, how to add music in Instagram stories so as to enrich them in an original and creative way. Are you by the sea and have you recorded a short video that you want to publish as a story? Very well, publish it and choose a relaxing song as the background among those recommended for you by the social platform or by browsing the rich library of titles.

Personalize your stories with always different songs. In the previous paragraph you will find all the useful information to be able to put music in the stories just recorded or to add it to photos / videos already made previously and saved in the gallery of your mobile phone. Put my tips into practice now!

I hope that in this guide you have found all the information you were looking for when you came to my site. For any doubts or if you need to ask me some questions, do not hesitate to write to me, I will be happy to help you and answer all your questions. See you next time and have fun with Instagram stories!

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