How to Add Music to Instagram Story With Lyrics for iPhone & Android

Instagram Stories are a great way to share music on iPhone and Android phones. Find out how to use the music sticker app, share lyrics and even add music through Spotify.

Promoting yourself on social media is important for artists and Instagram is no exception. Sharing music through stickers is a great way to promote and define your brand. However, be aware that many users are finding that their music stickers have disappeared.

Hopefully, your Instagram app is fine and you can see the music sticker when you take a photo or video. If so, we’ll show you how to add music to your Instagram Story with no problems!

How do you add music to Instagram Stories on iPhone & Android?

adding music to Instagram Stories on iPhone & Android  

The simplest way to share music is through the Music section. You can choose the song before you take your video and this makes it easier to sing along to. However, you won’t be able to get the lyrics up through this method.

  • Open up the Instagram App
  • Slide from left to right to get onto the camera screen
  • If it is on Normal then slide from left to right again to get to Music
  • Select from popular, moods and genres
  • Choose your song once you’ve selected your category
  • Press record and post your video

Music Sticker Instagram

Instagram has released a new feature for adding music through the music sticker. This has lots of extra features that aren’t available in the Music option.

How do you get the Music Sticker on Instagram 2019?

  • Open up the Instagram App
  • Press record to create a video
  • Slide up to see options including locations, mentions etc.
  • Tap on the Music sticker
  • Select from popular, moods and genres
  • Choose your song once you’ve selected your category

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How to put music lyrics on Instagram Story

  • Add your song with the music sticker method
  • Scroll through the song to choose the point it starts at
  • Pick a section with the lyrics that you want
  • Slide through the different styles of lyrics
  • Click on the colour wheel to change the colour of the lyrics

How to put music lyrics on Instagram Story

How to add music to an Instagram Story without a Sticker

As great as the Instagram music sticker feature is, you might want to try something else. Fortunately, there is more than one way to get music on your Instagram Story. For example, you could use Spotify to share music directly to Instagram.

How do you put Spotify songs on your Instagram Stories?

  • Open up Spotify
  • Find the song that you want to share
  • Click on the three vertical dots alongside the song
  • Tap on share
  • Select Instagram Stories
  • Add any filters or text if you want to
  • Post on Instagram

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Why can’t I add music to my Instagram Stories?

You might find that there is no music on your Instagram Story. This could simply be because your Instagram hasn’t been updated. 

How do you update Instagram?

  • Exit Instagram and close the app
  • Go onto your device’s app store
  • Search for Instagram
  • Click on Instagram on the search results
  • Select update
  • Open Instagram again

Music on my Instagram story has gone

Many Instagrammers are finding that they have access to the music feature only to see it disappear later on. Whilst some that it is a temporary bug, many are still facing ongoing issues. 

Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do other than be patient and wait for it to come back. However, you could try logging out and logging in again. Or uninstall the app and redownloading it.

Did Instagram delete music?

Instagram didn’t delete the music feature for those that no longer have it. In fact, they’re continuing to roll it out in different countries. This global roll-out could be behind the issue. It isn’t easy to release an advanced new feature to millions of devices at once so there are bound to be problems.

Instagram hasn’t made any statement on the problem but hopefully, it will be resolved quickly.

How do you make your Instagram Stories longer?

You no longer have to worry about the time limit on Instagram Stories. Although you can make your Stories longer, they will still be shown in segments at the 15 second time limit.

  • Open the Instagram app
  • Slide from left to right to get onto the camera screen
  • Hold down the camera button to take a video
  • Keep it held down for more than 15 seconds
  • Post your Story across multiple segments

How do you add music to a Snapchat?

Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t have the same kind of music feature as Instagram. There are ways to still include music on your snaps though.

  • Open Spotify
  • Select your song and play
  • Open Snapchat
  • Scroll down from the top of your screen to play and pause music whilst using Snapchat
  • Record your snap whilst the song is playing on full volume or through a speaker
  • Use the paperclip feature to copy the link from Spotify
  • Share your snap

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How to add music to Instagram Story photo

This is the same process as adding a video. Only instead of taking a video, you simply have to take a quick photo. You can do this with both the music section and the music sticker.

Can I add music to Instagram post and not a Story?

Yes, you can but the process isn’t as simple. Whilst adding music to Stories is seamless, you have to put more work into adding it to a picture for a post.

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How do you add music to a post on Instagram?

One way to do this is to edit your own videos and add music to an image for a certain amount of time. This could be a lot of effort, especially if you don’t have the software to do this. 

Alternatively, you could use an app that will allow you to add music to a picture. Lomotif, Quik or Vigo Video are great examples of apps that will allow you to make videos.

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