How To Add Music To Instagram Videos

Music can make all the difference with your Instagram videos. It can evoke emotions, laughter, happiness, sadness, and much more! In this article, you’ll learn how to add music to Instagram videos and stories.

Add Music To Instagram Videos

If you want to learn how to add music to Instagram videos on your feed, you’ve come to the right place!

Of course, the easiest way to do this is to download the right apps. These apps will do all the hard work for you! Plus, they’re easy to use.

1. Magisto

Magisto a free app that will transform your videos into mini-movies in just minutes. Even if you have no editing skills, you can still use Magisto with ease!

Magisto has preset styles for videos so whether you’re making a Valentine’s video, a professional video or something super simple, it’s already waiting for you to insert your clips! Once you’ve done that, you can add music to Instagram video.

Now, your videos look great, sounds great and will wow your followers!

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2. Viva Video Pro

Viva Video Pro is a great option if you’re looking to add music to Instagram videos. Although it costs $2.99, it’s worth every penny!

In fact, you can add music, effects, stickers, filters, transitions and more. You can even trim and merge video clips!

App Store iPhone Screenshots For Viva Video Pro

3. iMovie

If you’re an iPhone user, you can download iMovie on your device (for free!). Certainly, it’s the perfect solution if you need to add music to Instagram videos.

You can add the music into the background on a low volume or have it override the original video’s audio.

With iMovie, you are in total control! If you have an Apple PC or laptop, then you can merge your products, too!

In fact, you can use the music within the app or you can choose songs from your own music library. If you use Apple Music, certainly, iMovie is the best choice for you.

How To Add Music To Instagram Stories

Of course, adding music to your Instagram videos isn’t always enough! In fact, most people post videos on their stories over their feed. Therefore, it’s important to know how to add music to Instagram stories.

Thankfully, it’s super easy!

In fact, according to Brandwatch, 60% of Instagram stories are watched with the sound on. Now you can pique people’s interest with a great song, too!

The Instagram music sticker was released in June 2018. Not everyone has the option yet but you should get it soon!

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Record or select a video to share in your Instagram stories.
  2. Click the sticker icon at the top. It looks like a square smiley face.
  3. Select the sticker that says Music.
  4. Search for a song by typing it in, browsing the popular, mood or genre list. If you can stream the song, it should be available here!
  5. Choose the section of the song you want to play by scrolling left and right through the audio. You can choose the number of seconds, too.
  6. Click done and add the music anywhere to your story.
  7. Tap the icon for different display options.

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Tip:ย If you don’t have the new update yet, you can always use iMovie to edit and add music to Instagram stories! Remember, they are 15 seconds long and the aspect ratio is 9:16.

Certainly, it’s easy to add music to Instagram videos and stories! Plus, it can make all the difference when sharing these short films with your followers.

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By Beth McCallum

I'm Beth, a Scottish writer and bookworm. I'm currently agent hunting for my debut novel while running a candle business from my home. I obsess over dogs, Hamilton, chai lattes and recently, Harry Potter. I know, I'm decades late.

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