How to add music to an Instagram story

People love sharing snapshots of their day on Instagram’s Stories, but did you know you can easily add music to your otherwise silent photos?

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Swipe to the right of the main Instagram screen or tap the camera in the top left corner to create an Instagram story.

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Choose CREATE, NORMAL, BOOMERANG, LAYOUT, SUPERZOOM or HANDS-FREE. Create, take, film or upload your story.

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Swipe up or tap the face icon in the top right corner.

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From here you can add stickers, gifs, location, etc (you can add multiple stickers). Tap MUSIC.

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Scroll through music ‘For you’, ‘Browse’ through popular playlists or search.

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Tap the play beside the track to preview it, then tap the track when you’re ready to add it.

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Choose a font for your lyrics or display the album art and title by swiping across the ‘Aa’ circles. Tap the colour wheel at the top of the screen to change the text colour. Tap ’15’ to ‘Choose clip duration’ between 5 and 15 seconds. Swipe across the vertical bars to choose where the music starts. Hit ‘Done’ when you’ve finished making music edits.

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Drag, rotate and pinch-to-zoom to position the text or album art.

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That’s it! Tap ‘Your story’ to instantly share with all of your followers, ‘Close Friends’ to share with a select group or ‘Send to >’ to DM specific people.

To get your own music on Instagram stories for free, click here.

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