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How to Add Music to Your Instagram Story

Published February 3, 2024

Adding music to an Instagram Story is a fun and easy way to make your post more engaging. This is a great tactic for businesses and content creators to gain more traction with their stories. Data shows that adding music to an Instagram Reel can increase interaction by 200%. Bonus points for using trending audio that caters to your target audience

Let’s go over how to add music to your Instagram Story to give your content a creative boost and bring in more engagement!

Adding Music to Your Instagram Story 

Adding music to your Instagram story is quite simple. All you need to do is follow the steps below. 

  • First, go to the home screen and click the ( + ) button at the bottom center
  • Click on Story 
  • Add your content to the post 
  • At the top right click the Music Icon
  • Select the song you want 
  • Choose the section you want to play 
  • Click Next and get your post up!

Keep in mind that you’ll only be able to play up to 15 seconds of a song in a story, so choose wisely. Make sure to do research on trending audios for your target audience to get the most out of the music you choose!

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Jessica is a writer who specializes in social media, marketing, and digital strategy. She is a graduate of Antioch College and earned her MBA at Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, specializing in STEM Management. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and mainstream publications. She lives in New England with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
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