Instagram introduces music in Stories

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

The photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook introduces music in Instagram Stories. Today, Instagram announced new features which enable users to add soundtracks to stories.

The social media platform reports Instagram Stories as being used by 400 million consumers daily.

The company explains the method by which users can take advantage of the in-app feature. “When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in Stories, you’ll now see a music icon. Tap on it to open a library of thousands of songs — you can search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what’s popular and tap the play button to hear a preview. When you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story.”

Instagram will also allow users to choose a song before capturing a video. “When you 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,” the company reports.

Adding new songs to the music library each day, Instagram added how the music sticker is now available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries with the ability to choose a song before capturing video is available on iOS only, with Android coming soon.