It’s been a week when Instagram revealed the new IGTV and celebrated the 1 Billion monthly users on the platform, and now Instagram is launching a new feature to add music in Instagram Story to celebrate the 400 million daily Instagram Story users. The makers of popular social media are taking a one step more to make the Instagram Story more fun. Adding a music to a photograph can change the way of expressing the feelings and make it more meaningful. Currently, Instagram launches the new feature for iOS platform only, and for selected countries only, which includes Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK and the U.S. And if you are on the list, you can try the new feature too, here’s how to add music in Instagram Story.
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Before starting, it can be seen, according to the stats, that is, 400 million daily Instagram Story users, which was 300 million in November and 250 million a year ago, Instagram proved the 6 times faster growth than the whole Snapchat app. And almost the double of the Snapchat users, which only added 13 million daily users over the six months of Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 to reach 190 million. This new feature by the Instagram will surely give a straight competition to the teen’s favorite lip-syncing app Musical.ly, which also has a big user base, with 200 million registered accounts and 60 million monthly active users.
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How to add music in Instagram Story –
STEP 0 –
If you are in the selected countries which are getting Instagram version 51, which lets you add music in Instagram Story, You need to update the Instagram app the latest version on your iOS device. For this head to the App Store or simply tap the link mentioned below.
STEP 1 –
You can add any music to your photo or video. To do this, firstly, open the Instagram app and select the camera icon the top left corner or just swipe right to add a photo or video. And select the gallery icon at the bottom left corner and select the photo or video, in which you want to add music.
STEP 2 –
After selecting the photo or video, simply swipe up or tap the sticker icon at the top right of the same window. And along with the GIF sticker, Poll sticker, you will find the Music sticker icon also. Simply tap on it to continue with, how to add music in Instagram Stories.
STEP 3 –
Tapping on the Music sticker icon will open the library of all the songs available in the new feature, you can choose from some of the famous songs, like Girls by Rita Ora, If I’m Lucky by Jason Derulo, and thousands of more.
Not only this, you can search for your favorite song in the search bar at the top. And also, you can search the music in the tab, which you can see at the top, here find music according to your mood and also by the genre.
STEP 4 –
Before you proceed, you should try the option, with which you can select a part of the song by yourself, any favorite part, you can rewind through the song or fast-forward it.
STEP 5 –
After finding the song or the part of the song, you can also preview the song. To do this, simply tap on the play button next to the song.
STEP 6 –
When done finally with the music sticker, tap Continue. And a sticker will appear on your photo or video. Finally, tap on the Your Story icon or save it in your gallery.
Your friend can listen to the song that you have selected in your story and the music sticker will show the name of the song and its singer.
How to add music in Instagram Stories while recording Video
STEP 1 –
Yes, you can add music in Instagram Stories while recording video. To start with, open the app and swipe left or tap the camera icon at the top left corner.
STEP 2 –
After this, you need to select the Music sticker icon, which you can find at the bottom of the screen beside the Live, Type, Boomerang option. Tap on the Music sticker icon to continue.
STEP 3 –
Here also, you will get the same options to select the song of your choice. Select any song to continue to add music to Instagram stories.
STEP 4 –
After selecting the song, you can customize and select a part of the song that you want to record and play with the video for the Instagram stories. Move the slider to change and select the part of the song. When finally does, you can listen to the preview also by tapping on the play button.
STEP 5 –
After selecting the song to be played, its time to record the video for the Instagram story. To do this, tap on the Music icon button at the bottom to start recording the video. Here, also you can record the video for a limited period of time.
STEP 6 –
When done with recording the video, you can either save the video, which you can check out in the gallery, or you can simply hit the Your Story option to publish the video to the Instagram Story. Your friends can listen to the music with the video playback and can see the name of the music and name of the artist too, on the sticker shown on the Instagram Story.
So, this is all about, how to add music in Instagram Story. It’s available for iOS devices only and only in selected countries.
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