4 Great Ways to Add Audio to Instagram Story in 2022

Last Updated: 2022. 10. 08

Adding your favorite audio to your Instagram Story is a great way to make your Story come alive and add vibes and emotions to it.

So, in this post, we will walk you through 4 different ways to add audio to Instagram Story, including built-in songs in Instagram's music library, saved audio on Instagram, and custom and original audio not found on Instagram.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

Also, read 4 Best Ways to Add Orignal Audio to Instagram Reels.

How to Add Audio to Instagram Story Using Music Sticker

To most Instagrammers, using Instagram’s Music Sticker offers you a straightforward way to add music to Instagram Story within its built-in music library.

Step 1
Launch your Instagram app on iPhone/Android and swipe left to open the Instagram Story.
Step 2
Record clips or upload photos or pre-recorded clips from your Photo Gallery to your Instagram Story.
Record or upload clips or photos for your Instagram Story

Record or upload clips or photos for your Instagram Story.

Step 3
Tap the Sticker icon > tap Music Sticker > preview and select music recommended for you or browse through songs from different themes, genres, or moods, such as birthday, date night, R&B, Soul, Bright, etc.
Add audio or music to Instagram Story using the built-in music in IG’s Music Sticker

Add audio or music to Instagram Story using the built-in music in IG’s Music Sticker.

Step 4
Customize the color and the style of the lyrics such as typewriter effects, fade in/out, pop-up, or with the music artist’s album showing up. You may drag the slider to decide which portion of the audio to be added to your Instagram Story.
Select portions of music and set the styles and colors of the lyrics displayed

Select portions of music and set the styles and colors of the lyrics displayed.

Step 5
Tap Your Story to post Instagram Story with music.
Bonus Tips
If you upload multiple photos and clips to Instagram Story, you can add audio to each photo and clip individually.
If pre-recorded clips have noise background sounds, no worries! You can tap the speaker icon to mute the original clips and then add audio or music to it.

How to Use Saved Audio on Instagram Story

Well, if you happened to hear a great song on Instagram Reels and couldn’t get it out of your head. You can directly save this audio to your saved list of music on Reels and later add the saved audio to your Reels.

However, during our hands-on test, you can’t use the saved audio from Instagram Reels for your Instagram Story.

So, to use the saved audio on Instagram Story, you need to know the name of the audio and directly search for this audio on Instagram and then save it to your saved list of music. Then you can use the saved audio on Instagram Story. Here is how to do it.

Step 1
Search for and save the audio on Instagram.

Launch the Instagram app > tap the search icon at the bottom > type in the name of the audio on the top search bar > tap the Audio tab > tap the music found > tap Save Audio. Now, the audio should be automatically saved to your saved list of music.

Search for your music and save audio for Instagram Story

Search for your music and save audio for Instagram Story.

Step 2
Record clips or upload photos and clips for your Instagram Story.

Go back to Instagram’s home page > swipe left to Story > record clips or upload photos or clips to make your Instagram Story.

Open Instagram Story and record or upload clips or photos for your Story

Open Instagram Story and record or upload clips or photos for your Story.

Step 3
Add saved audio on Instagram Story.

Tap the Sticker icon at the top screen > tap Music Sticker > tap Saved > you shall see the list of saved audio on Instagram > tap the audio or music. Then the audio shall be automatically added to your Instagram Story.

Use the saved audio on your Instagram Story

Use the saved audio on your Instagram Story.

Step 4
Customize the details and post your Story.

If you upload a photo, you can choose the duration of your photo (5-15 seconds); tap the different fonts to set the style of lyrics displayed like Typewriter Effects or customize the color of lyrics > tap Done > tap Your Story to post the Instagram Story.

Select the portions of music and customize the styles and colors of lyrics

Select the portions of music and customize the styles and colors of lyrics.

How to Add Original Audio to Instagram Story by FlexClip Online

Well, though you can use saved audio on Instagram Story, very often you may not be able to find the music available within Instagram’s built-in music library or as a music artist, you may wanna add your original audio to Instagram Story.

So, a great workaround is using FlexClip online video maker to add original audio to your pre-recorded clips and photos and post it on Instagram Story, with no software download and experience needed.

Add original audio to your Instagram Story by FlexClip online.

  • Compared with Instagram, FlexClip allows you to add multiple original audio to Instagram Story and easily trim, split the audio or add the fade in/out effect, and adjust the volume of the audio. While the funny sound effects like pop-up SFX, whoosh transition SFX, cricket SFX, ambient SFX, etc are also available. Also, read how to add sound effects to Instagram Reels.
  • Besides, you can use the designer-made and fully-customizable Instagram Story templates and easily drag and drop your clips and photos to create a scroll-stopping Instagram Story in minutes.
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    Step 1
    Select an Instagram Story template, preview it and click the Customize button.
    Select an Instagram Story template

    Select an Instagram Story template.

    Step 2
    Upload your pre-recorded clips, photos, and audio files to FlexClip from your phone or PC.
    Upload your clips, photos, and original audio to FlexClip

    Upload your clips, photos, and original audio to FlexClip.

    Step 3
    Drag and drop to replace the pre-made video background or photos with yours. You may trim, split, and record their sequence on the intuitive timeline.
    Drag and drop to replace premade videos or photos with yours

    Drag and drop to replace premade videos or photos with yours.

    Step 4
    Add your original audio to Instagram Story.

    You may delete the premade audio and add your original audio to the audio track. Then you can trim or split and adjust its volume or add fade-in/out effects. FlexClip also offers you thousands of royalty-free music and sound effects in the Audio tab. Feel free to explore.

    Add your original audio to the Instagram Story video or use royalty-free music &SFX from FlexClip

    Add your original audio to the Instagram Story video or use royalty-free music &SFX from FlexClip.

    Step 5
    Customize the text, text animations, and other video effects.

    You can customize the font, color, size, and position of your texts. Or add eye-catching text animations like typewriter effects, glitter, stomp, flip, burst, etc. with one click. Or click the Elements tab to add funny GIPHY stickers, animated illustrations, and shapes or transitions and effect overlays to jazz up your Instagram Story.

    Add animated texts, and more video effects to spice up your Instagram Story

    Add animated texts, and more video effects to spice up your Instagram Story.

    Step 6
    Preview and share.

    Done with the editing. You can directly download the video to your PC or share it to YouTube, Google Drive, and Dropbox; a clickable link and an embed code are also available for blogging and another repurposing.

    How to Add Custom Audio to Instagram Story Using Spotify

    If the audio you’re looking for can’t be founded with Instagram's built-in music library, another workaround is to use Spotify to add original audio to Instagram Story.

    The only downside is that you can’t add clips or photos to go along with the custom audio. So, this solution only works for those who only want to add audio to Instagram Story to show their great taste in music.

    Step 1
    Launch the Spotfiy app and select a song to your liking.
    Step 2
    Post the custom audio from Spotify for your Instagram Story.

    Tap the three dots on the top-right corner > tap Share > select the Instagram icon > then Spotify will switch to the Instagram Story > tap Your Story to post the custom audio on your Instagram Story.

    How to add custom audio to Instgram Story using Spotify

    How to add custom audio to Instgram Story using Spotify.

    Now, It's Your Move

    So, these are the 4 proven ways to add audio to Instagram Story. Now, the question is which solution works best for you? Share this post on your Facebook or Twitter and leave your comments to us. Hopefully, you can create a viral Instagram Story with original and custom audio that wows your viewers.

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