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Uncategorized Mar 02, 2022

Make Your Instagram Videos Interesting by Adding Music

While Instagram was originally created as a platform for sharing photos, it’s no longer a photo-centric platform. Instagram is charging headfirst into the video industry, opening new opportunities for you to create short educational videos to engage with your audience.

Instagram is all about video sharing, whether in the form of stories, posts or reels. There are lots of ways to optimize your videos on Instagram. One of those ways is to add music. Each Instagram post type has its own set of steps you have to follow to add music. Here’s what you need to know to add music to your Instagram stories.

Adding music into Instagram stories

  1. In the Instagram app, tap the “Your Story” icon. This is located in the top left corner of the app.
  2. You’ll then be met with the option to either select a video clip from your camera roll or record a new video. You can select a video from your camera roll by hitting the “browse” icon. The icon is at the bottom of the screen to the left.
  3. Once you have either selected or recorded the clip ou want to use, Instagram will give you a few audio options. This is where you can add in music. To add music, tap the “media” icon. You’ll see a ‘Music’ icon. Select it.
  4. Instagram will recommend a few music tracks for you to add to your post. You can also search for tracks based on their name, genre or feeling. Once you found a track you would like to try out, click the play button to the right of the track’s title to preview the song.
  5. After selecting the track, Instagram will automatically adjust the track to fit the Story. You also have the ability to adjust the position of the track. You can tap a part of the track and shift the timeline bar to the part you want to include in the Story.
  6. When you’re happy, hit “done” and Instagram will upload the Story.

Adding music to Instagram reels

  1. When you’re ready to make an Instagram Reel, tap the “Your Story” icon.
  2. You can browse for a clip to upload and do a deeper search by tapping the “browse icon” or swiping up.
  3. You now will see the ‘music’ icon within the menu located at the top of your screen.
  4. After tapping the ‘music’ icon, you will see two audio sources. The first source is your video’s audio. The second source is where you will add the track. Tap the “Add music” icon on the second source.
  5. Instagram will pull up its library of music tracks you can add to your post. Look through the library and select the song you want to add to your Reel. You can preview the songs by pressing the play button next to the song.
  6. Now you can scroll through the song’s lyrics and edit the song to work with your reel.
  7. If the song isn’t working for you, you can hit the ‘delete’ button and look for a new song. After you’re happy with your song choice, hit ‘Done.”
  8. You can also adjust the levels your video’s original audio and the song you’ve added. Once you finish adjusting the levels, tap ‘Next.’

Now you’re ready to share your reel. Making your Instagram posts more interesting with music will keep your audience interested and following you.

Ginger Bell

CEO & Founder, Edumarketing

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