Soundtrack your life on Instagram with new Music mode

Music makes everything more powerful. You can’t say you’ve never wished your life had a soundtrack? Well Instagram are making dreams come true adding music to your life.

Instagram has over 1 billion monthly users of which 400 million come to add and view Instagram Stories every single day, providing a one-time snapshot of their life that day. The Facebook-owned app have just launched their awesome new feature which provides a soundtrack to the millions of videos and photos added to Stories each day.

Their new Music mode lets Instagram users add popular music licensed by Facebook following their slew of deals with labels and rights organisations. They say that they will be adding music to their library every single day to keep a fresh selection of tunes available for users to add to their finest moments.

Instagram say:

We’re introducing music in Instagram Stories. Now you can add a soundtrack to your story that fits any moment and helps you express how you’re feeling. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and we’re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers.

When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in Stories, you’ll now see a music icon. Tap on it to open a library of thousands of songs — you can search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what’s popular and tap the play button to hear a preview. When you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story.

You can also choose a song before capturing a video. When you open the camera, swipe to the new “Music” option under the record button. Search for a song, select the exact part you want, and record a video as the song plays in the background.

When your friends are watching your story, they’ll hear the song playing as they’re viewing your photo or video. They’ll also see a sticker showing the song title and artist name.

We’re adding new songs to our music library every day. The music sticker is now available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries, and the ability to choose a song before capturing video is available on iOS only, with Android coming soon. We know that music can play an important role in how you share your moments and express yourself with friends and we’re working hard to bring it to the global community in the future.

Instagram are clearly trying to get more involved with music with their moves lately. Jaden Smith, the actor-cum-rapper son of Will Smith, just debuted his new album Syre: The Electric Album on Instagram. This is the first time an album has ever been released on Instagram and could represent the social media platform taking an ever-growing focus on music as well as pictures and video.

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    Buenas tardes, quisiera saber, Por qué algunas de los temas que publicamos y aparecen en todas las plataformas, no se encuentran disponibles en Intsagram, gracias.

    Hola, eso no está bien! Póngase en contacto con su nombre de usuario y cualquier UPC afectada y nuestro equipo puede analizarlo y resolverlo por usted.

    Disculpe queria saber porque mi música no esta distrubuida en todas las plataformas a las que le di, no aparece en instagram.
    Algun correo donde pueda contactar?

    Hola Alejandro, Distribuir en Instagram significa que se otorga una licencia para que la gente la use en historias. Si no puede encontrarlo, póngase en contacto con y nuestro equipo puede garantizar que se envíe a Instagram.

    Hi, I’m very happy for the release of my last song, but a problem occurs when I search for the song on instagram, I can’t find it.
    Help me

    Hi Eduardotorren, Instagram can take a while longer than our other stores to upload. If you’re concerned about it you can get in touch at and we’ll check out if it’s been sent and made it or not.

    hi there!

    how can i link instagram stories music (uploaded via routenote) with my instagram artist profile?

    To add your music to your Instagram story, you will need to first create a story

    Once you’ve created the visual content, you’ll need to head to the sticker section – Within that, there is an option for music

    Click on the music sticker, you’ll then have the option to search for your music to add to your story!

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