Put music on Stories

How to put music on Instagram and Facebook Stories

The feature of putting music on Stories is present on both Instagram and Facebook. In addition to having fun, sharing a photo, video or text with a soundtrack can guarantee more engagement from your followers.

AppGeek shows you all the ways to post music to Stories on both platforms (with or without Spotify). And it also teaches a trick to publish your favorite songs on WhatsApp Status.

How to put music on Instagram Stories

It is possible to put songs on Instagram Stories, natively, in three ways. Through the Music tab, the Music sticker or sharing via Spotify.

To perform the procedures it is necessary to have the Instagram app installed on your Android or iOS device.

Put music on Instagram Stories via the Music section

1. Open Instagram as usual and tap on a camera icon, located in the upper left corner, to access the function Stories;

Put music on Stories

2. Note that there are some options at the bottom of the screen. Touch the section Music,

3. A list of music will appear on the screen, divided by tabs. In Popular, are the most used tracks. Already in State of mind, songs are separated by themes and, in Genres, classified by musical styles. It is also possible to search for a singer or song in the search bar;

Put music on Stories

4. If you want to hear a part of the song, tap on the play. To use it in the publication, tap on its name;

5. Above the circle with the musical note, there are smaller circles with symbols inside. Each of them corresponds to a different filter. Select the one you want to use in the post;

6. In the image next to the circle with the musical note, there is the figure of lightning. Touch it if you want to activate the flash;

7. On the right side, there is a colored symbol with three bars. By touching it, you can select the piece of music that will be played. To do this, drag the colored bar to the left or to the right;

8. If you want to include the lyrics display, go to the check icon (✓), at the top right corner. If you don’t want to, just go back to the previous screen, that the chosen reproduction period will be kept;

9. Once everything is defined, now just register. To take a picture, press the center circle with the musical note. If you want to shoot, hold the circle and keep it pressed until the end of the recording;

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10. Then tap on the album or track cover to choose the display mode. You can also drag it across the screen, as well as increase or decrease its size. If you want, add stickers, text or manuscript, as in any other post in Stories;

11. Complete publishing on Your Story, in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Put music on Instagram Stories with Spotify

To perform the procedure below, it is necessary to have the Spotify app installed on your Android or iOS device. It is also necessary to have an active account with the streaming of songs.

1. Open Spotify and tap on the name of the song being played at the bottom of the screen to leave the player full screen;

2. Touch the three-dot icon in the upper right corner;

Put music on Stories

3. Among the options displayed, go to To share;

4. Now, select Instagram stories;

5. Complete publishing on Your story.

Music will not be playing as the soundtrack of your Stories. Only the track and artist name and the album or album cover are displayed single. Anyway, it is a good way to indicate songs and instigate your followers.

Put music on Instagram Stories via sticker (sticker) Music

Put music in stories

In this case, in addition to the soundtrack, the user can display the lyrics of the song in question. To do this, just access the Stories and, in the tab Normal, use a photo or video from the cell phone gallery, or register instantly. Then, drag your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen to access the customization options.

Touch the sticker Music. Then choose the song and set the preferred font type and color. Also select the duration of the track (from 6 to 15 seconds) and the section you want to publish. Then, just touch the check icon (✓) and complete the post in the option Your Story.

If you want to see the detailed walkthrough of the tip above, check out our tutorial on how to put lyrics on Instagram Stories.

How to put music on Facebook Stories

The process of adding music to Facebook Stories is very similar to the way it is done on Instagram. It is possible to insert the soundtrack into a photo or video from the gallery or made on the spot.

To perform the procedures below it is necessary to have the Facebook app installed on your Android or iOS smartphone.

How to put music in your photos and videos on Facebook Stories

1. Open the Facebook application, as you normally do, and tap on the option Add to Storyat the top of timeline;

Put music in stories

2. If you want to use a photo or video from the phone’s gallery, drag the screen and tap on the file you want to select;

3. If you prefer to take a picture right away, go to Camera. Tighten the center circle to make the photo. To record a video, press and hold the button until the end of the record;

4. Now, slide your finger from bottom to top to access the customization options and tap the sticker Music;

Put music in stories

5. On the next screen, in the search bar, enter the name of the song or artist. When you find the song you want, tap Add;

6. If you prefer to check the songs offered by Facebook separated by lists, choose View more…. The tracks will be listed by categories, such as Themes, Genre or State of mind. Found the track, tap Add;

7. In general, two or three stars are displayed above the player. They indicate the part most used by other people in your Stories. To change the section to be used, drag the white bar to the right or to the left;

Put music in stories

8. Once the choices are complete, go to Conclude, in the upper right corner of the screen;

9. To change the way the song and artist name will be displayed, touch the image as many times as you like to change it. You can also drag across the screen, as well as increase or decrease the size;

10. If you want, include texts, stickers and manuscripts, as in a common story. Complete publishing on Share on story.

How to choose music before recording a video on Facebook Stories

1. Open the Facebook application, as you normally do, and tap on the option Add to Storyat the top of timeline;

2. Go in Camera;

Put music in stories

3. On the next screen, select the option Music, in the lower right corner of the screen;

4. On the next screen, enter the name of the song or artist or search for the song in one of the lists separated by categories. When you find the desired track, tap Add;

5. To change the section to be used, drag the white bar to the right or to the left;

Put music in stories

6. Go to the button Start, located just below the player;

7. A countdown will take place and then the video will start recording. To end the recording, touch the red circle;

8. To change the display of the song and artist name, tap on the album cover image or single as many times as you want to change it. You can also drag it around the screen, as well as increase or decrease the size;

9. If you want, include texts, stickers and manuscripts, as in a regular Story. Complete publishing on Share on story.

How to put music with a colorful background on Facebook Stories

The process is basically the same as the previous ones. It is necessary to access the Stories function, and, at the top of the screen, touch the highlight Music. To see it, you’ll probably have to drag the screen from right to left.

So, as indicated in the tutorials above, search for the song you want and include it in Add. Again, drag the white bar to select the part of the song you want to post and finish in Conclude.

Put music in stories

On the next screen, notice that there are a series of circles at the top. Tap on them to change the displayed background. If you want, replace one of the standard backgrounds with a photo from your gallery.

The way in which the album or album cover image is displayed single can be changed by touching it. You can also drag it across the screen or increase and decrease its size. Complete publishing on Share on story.

How to put music on WhatsApp Status

Although WhatApp belongs to the same company as Facebook and Instagram, the app does not offer the option to post music on Status natively. However, anyone who really wants to share a song in the messenger post, can resort to a simple trick.

To do this, open your player like Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube Music Premium. Then give play on the song you want to share and open WhatsApp.

Touch the tab Status and then on a camera icon to publish. Hold the circle in the center of the screen to make the recording and only release it when you want to finish. If you want to display only the music, without images, cover the camera with your finger or place it on some surface.

If you prefer, drag the bar at the top of the screen to edit the portion of the song or video that will be shared. It is also possible to include text, stickers and manuscripts. Finalize the post on the green arrow, in the bottom right corner.

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