How to add music to Instagram post

Instagram is a platform used globally. Many of us use it to share happy memories throughout the day with friends and family by posting images and videos on Instagram. It is also a good platform to get to know someone because we get an insight into their daily lives through their posts. As an Instagram user, it is good practice to keep our post engaging and interesting. At the same time, our accounts should be something personal. We can add a personal touch to our posts by adding the music we like. In this article, we will show you the steps to do so.

See also: How to add music to Instagram story

Solution 1: Adding music from within the app

We will be using the Instagram Story function to make a video with music. This solution is suitable for short videos with a maximum view time of 15 seconds.

  1. From your mobile device, launch the Instagram app.
  2. When you have launched the app, make sure you are on the home page of your Instagram. You can check by tapping on the House icon at the bottom left of your screen. This will take you to the top of your home screen.
  3. Above the first post in your Instagram feed, there is a row of circles containing Instagram stories from the people you follow. Click on the one on the far left with your profile picture. This will allow you to make an Instagram story.
  4. You will be brought the page where you can create videos or take a picture. You can hold down on the white circle to take a video or click on the white circle once to take a picture. Alternatively, you can use media from your photo library by clicking on the square at the bottom left of your screen.
  5. Click on the add sticker icon after you have chosen the picture to post. It should be an icon of a square with a folded corner. A list of stickers will be made available to you. Click on the Music sticker.
  6. You will be given a list of songs that you may add to your video or picture. You can search for the song by typing the song or album name into the search bar. You can also choose a song via its genre.
  7. Once you have picked the song, you may adjust the section of the song that will play and the duration it will play for.
  8. Click on the download button once you have finished editing. It is represented by an icon of an arrow pointing downwards toward a horizontal line.

Solution 2: Adding music using external software

While there are many apps in the market, we will be using Flipagram as the external app in this solution. It is free to download for iOS.

  1. Download the app from the AppStore.
  2. Create an account on the app. The music available in the app will then be made available to you.
  3. You can choose the music before or after creating the video using the app. If you are adding music before creating the video, tap the music icon on the top right of the compose screen. If you would like to add the music after creating the video, the button to add music is found within the video-editing menu near the bottom.
  4. Once you have added the music and edited the video to your liking, you can upload the video to Instagram by tapping on the share button.