Music is an important part of what makes us human. Spanning hundreds of generations, music has always found a place in society. Through music, you can stimulate the mind and also immerse yourself in the current moment. Therefore, it makes sense for it to be included in one of the most successful features on Instagram, Instagram Stories.
If you have interacted with Instagram before, you know that Instagram stories are easy to make. But barring that, the thinking and planning that must be considered are quite stressful. You might have good content in the form of videos and photos, but what will be the significant change is the music that you choose to add to your content.
This article seeks to give you all the information that you need for music on the Instagram platform.
Music on Instagram
Instagram has partnered with several music platforms and has a library that contains millions of songs. As an Instagram content creator, you can take advantage of that. To add music from the library, click on the plus icon that is located on the upper side of the application. Scroll as you look for a story on the navigation panel. Select a story and add your story. You can choose to add in the filters and other special effects that you feel are necessary. When you are ready, select the Music sticker.
Once you have opened the library, different genres of music will be available to you. If you already have the song in mind, you can use the search bar located at the top of the screen. You can also search for music according to the artist or the album of your choice.
In addition, Instagram gives you the chance of listening to a short clip of the song before you select it for your Instagram story.
Other particulars to choose from
You may have found the song that you have been looking for. However, Instagram only allows you to choose 15 seconds or fewer of that song. This is where your creativity comes into play. You can choose to move to another streaming platform to listen to the song completely. Choose the section of the song that relates to your content.
Depending on the song that you have chosen, you might have several thumbnails available to you. To change the thumbnail of the song playing, tap on it. You might have one that offers the lyrics to the song. Once you are satisfied, click on “Done” and the song will mesh with your story.
To give credit to the song, the details of the song (artist and title) will be in the form of a sticker to your story. You can decide where the sticker will be on your story. Furthermore, you can also play around with the size of the sticker by expanding or pinching it with two fingers. You can change the orientation, too.
Above, we have unpacked the necessary steps to add music to your story. So, after you have read this guide, make sure that you apply your new knowledge as soon as possible. Enjoy your music!