Finally, Instagram introduced music in its Instagram Stories yesterday, 28 June 2018. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and this feature will give the Instagram community innovative ways to feel closer to their friends and followers. Now, one can add a soundtrack to their story which will help express how they are feeling.
Whenever you are using Instagram stories, once you tap to add a sticker to a photo/video, you’ll now see a music icon. You just have to tap on it which will open a library of thousands of songs! Also, you can search for a particular song according to your mood/genre/popularity. Tap the play button to hear a preview and once you’ve selected your song, you can also fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story. Sounds interesting!
We are not done. You can also pick a song before taking a video. You just have to open the camera, swipe to the new ‘Music’ option under the record button. Search for a song, select the exact part you want, and record a video as the song plays in the background. Anyone who will be watching your story, he/she will get to hear the song along with the sticker showing the fine points (song name, artist’s name) of the song.
Instagram is updating its library by adding new songs every day. The music sticker is now available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries. The option of choosing a song before capturing video is available on iOS only, with an Android option coming soon.