How To Add Music To Instagram Story?

by Mustafa Niazi
3 minutes

If you are new to Instagram and figuring out how to add music to your Instagram story. Then, you do not need to worry!

It is quite simple and easy to add music to your Instagram stories. The feature was introduced back in 2018. It is now being enjoyed by 1 billion users on Instagram.

How to Add Music to Instagram Stories?

Follow these steps to add Instagram music to your story:

Step 1: 

Open your Instagram app, at the top-left of your screen, click the “Your Story” icon or tap the “+”. You can also navigate to story mode by swiping right.

tap on create story


Note: If you are using Instagram Lite then you are limited to posting only one 15-second story at a time.


Select your desired picture from the camera roll and upload, or shoot it with the story camera.

choose story picture from gallery



Tap the “Sticker” icon at the top of the screen next to the text option.

get the sticker icon

Step 4:

Now tap on the “Music” sticker.

ta[ on music sticker


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Step 5: 

Enter the song you want to use into the search bar, or browse by mood, or what’s popular right now in the list. Then click on the song you like to add a song to your story.

find the popular song


Note: Some songs may not be available to you due to copyright issues.

Step 6: 

Select the part of the song you want to use, you can also add lyrics, and stickers, or change the story color.  Once your editing is complete, tap “Done” in the top right corner.

tap on done once music is select

Step 7:

It will redirect you to the main story page, Once you get the final outlook of your story, tap on the “Arrow” icon in the bottom right to move forward.

tap on forward icon

Step 8:

Tap on “Share” to upload your story with your favorite music.

tap on share

Related: How To Use Instagram Story Templates [+20 Free Templates]

Why Can’t I Add Music to My Instagram Story?

  • Most probably your app is not updated which is why you are missing out on the feature of adding music to Instagram stories.
  • The music sticker feature is only available to 51 countries so you might not be part of those regions.
  • Maybe the song you are searching for is recently released and is not available on Instagram.
  • Lastly, if you are using an Instagram business account, then business accounts have only access to royalty-free music due to copyright issues.

How to Add Your Own Music to Your Instagram Story?

You can add your music to your Instagram story by recording and uploading a video. At the moment, you can add songs before recording your story in iOS only but soon the feature will be added to Android as well.

Another way to upload your own music is by uploading a video from your gallery. Once you upload the video, turn the sound off by tapping the speaker button at the top left of the screen as show in the GIF below.


Mustafa Niazi

Mustafa Niazi is a blogging addict, a tech fanatic, and a social media marketer.

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