How to add music to Instagram story without sticker

Updated at 22 Apr 2022

Instagram added the ability to share music to Stories in 2018. This feature allows users to add their favorite songs to their videos and photos. Also, it enables Instagrammers to access thousands more songs. It allows them to share their stories in an entirely new way.

This guide will show you how to add music and fix any issues that might hinder your ability to do so.

How to add music to any Instagram story without a sticker

You may not use any music stickers at all in your stories. Here are some ways you can add your favorite songs to your Instagram Stories.

How to add a song to your Instagram Story using Apple Music

Do you love Apple Music? Then, you can share your Apple Music playlist with your Instagram followers by using Instagram Stories.

add a song to instagram story using apple music

Here's how:

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Find the song you want.
  3. Press the three horizontal dots in the middle-right corner.
  4. Press on "Share" option.
  5. From the options list, pick Instagram.
  6. Choose your story from the options.

However, Instagram won't play the music you've added to the story. Instead, it will open the Apple Music app if you press on the story with music.

How to Share a Spotify Song on Your Instagram Story

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You can share a song on Spotify if you are a Spotify user. Here's how it works:

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Navigate to the music that you want to share.
  3. The three horizontal dots located at the top-right corner of the screen are to be pressed.
  4. Scroll down to select Share.
  5. Choose Instagram Stories
  6. Click the button "Your Story" at the bottom of the screen.

These instructions will allow you to share your song selection with your Stories. It's important to remember that the song will not play directly on your Stories. However, if someone taps on that Story, it will redirect them to Spotify.

Playing music from SoundCloud in your Story

The instructions to share SoundCloud songs in your Stories are similar to Apple Music and Spotify. However, songs from SoundCloud cannot be played on your Stories because they are shared via those platforms. Instead, SoundCloud will redirect followers who tap on the Story to the song.

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Here's how you can share a song through SoundCloud's Stories:

  1. Open SoundCloud App.
  2. Navigate to the music that you want to share.
  3. The three horizontal dots located at the bottom-right corner of the screen are to be pressed.
  4. Select "Share to Instagram stories".
  5. Press on the "Your Story" button.

How to add songs to any Instagram Story with a sticker

Since the introduction of Instagram's music feature, multiple formats have been made available for adding music to Stories. However, the Stories sticker is the best and most popular way to add music or effects to your videos or photos.

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How to add music stickers to your Instagram Story

It is easy to add a music sticker to your Instagram Story.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. At the top-left corner of your screen, press your Story icon. It looks similar to your profile picture.
  3. Swipe up to upload your Story or use the Story camera to capture it.
  4. Tap the sticker button.
  5. Tap the Music button.
  6. You can either type the song you are looking for into the search bar or browse by your mood, preference for the genre, or what is popular today.
  7. To add the song to your Story, press the button.
  8. Next, click Done in the top-right corner.
  9. Place your sticker in the desired place on your Stories.
  10. Click the button "Your Story" at the bottom of the screen.

You can listen to a preview of the song before you add it to your Story. Press the play button to do that.

Can't add music to an Instagram Story?

Are you having difficulty adding music to your Instagram Story? Here are some suggestions of why that may happen.

  1. Your app has not been updated. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling Instagram. Sometimes, a quick update can be all it takes to restore your music-adding capabilities.
  2. The music option is not available in your location. It could be that your country isn't on the list that has access to music for stories. The feature is currently only available in 60 countries. This includes the United States of America, Australia, France, Great Britain, and Italy. It's not available in some countries, though.

How to add music lyrics into your Story

Don't panic if you are having trouble adding lyrics to Stories. Here are the steps to locate and use this editing feature.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Click the Story icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Swipe up to upload your Story or use the Story camera to capture it.
  4. Press on the sticker button.
  5. Click the Music button.
  6. Pick a song you like.
  7. To add the song to your Story, press the button.
  8. Press the letter button above the music player to see more font options. Swipe left to view more font options
  9. Choose some font that'll be used.
  10. Press "Done".
  11. Click the Your Story button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

What is the Instagram Music Sticker?

Instagram stickers are additional features you can add to your Stories in order to make them more interactive. The platofrm introduced the music stickers in 2018, allowing you to add music to your stories.



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