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How to Add Music to Facebook Story in 3 Easy Ways in 2022

Last Updated: 2022. 09. 24

Adding music to a Facebook Story adds rhythm to the moments of your everyday life and shows your great taste in music.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through how to only add music to a Facebook Story or add music to a video/photo for your Facebook Story, plus a great workaround to add custom music to your Facebook Story online.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

Here is a quick takeaway for how to add music to Facebook Story:

  • Currently, Facebook only allows you to add music to Facebook Story through Facebook’s mobile app.
  • You have two options to add music to a Facebook Story: option 1: select a piece of music from Facebook’s music library to create a music-only Facebook Story post. option 2: use Music Sticker to add music to an uploaded video or photo. You may also record a video or take a photo and add music to it for a Facebook Story.
  • By default in Facebook, you can only select a portion of the whole music (around 15 seconds) to add it to the Facebook Story.
  • Facebook music with the lyrics labels will display its lyrics when added to a Facebook Story; others will not.
  • How to Only Add Music to Facebook Story

    If you only want to create a music Facebook Story post, here is how to do it:

    Step 1
    Go to your Facebook home page and tap Create Story.
    tap create story on facebook

    Tap Create Story on Facebook

    Step 2
    Tap the Music option on the top screen, which leads you to Facebook's music library.
    Tap the Music option on Facebook Story

    Tap the Music option on Facebook Story.

    Step 3
    Scroll through music or search for a specific piece of music you like by its name, category, or artists and tap It. Facebook will automatically use this song to create a music-only Facebook Story.
    Search for your favourite music in Facebook’s music library

    Search for your favourite music in Facebook’s music library.

    Bonus Tips
    You may also save songs you like in Facebook's music library. Remember, only songs with lyrics labels will display lyrics when played in the Facebook Story.
    Step 4
    Drag the slider to select portions of the song (15-secs long) you wish to play in Facebook Story and tap Done.
    Select parts of the music you wish to play in the Facebook Story

    Select parts of the music you wish to play in the Facebook Story.

    Step 5
    Tap different Dots to select the background color for the music Facebook Story post. You may also tap the background to change the style of the featured artist and music album. Once you are happy with the setting, tap Done.
    Set background color and tap to change style of music Facebook Story post

    Set background color and tap to change style of music Facebook Story post.

    Step 6
    Finally, tap Share to Story to post a music-only Facebook Story.

    Also, read how to add music to your Facebook profile.

    How to Add Music to Facebook Story for a Video/Photo

    Well, you may also add music to Facebook Story as a BGM for a video or photo.

    Step 1
    Open Facebook and tap Create Story.
    Step 2
    You can upload a video/photo from your camera roll or tap the Camera icon to record a video or take a photo for the Facebook Story. Here, let's take a photo for example.
    Step 3
    Once you take a photo, tap the Stickers icon, which is a smiling face, and select the Music option.
    Tap the sticker icon and select the music option

    Tap the sticker icon and select the music option.

    Step 4
    Scroll down Facebook's built-in music library or search by music's name, artist, or category for the music you wish to add to the Facebook Story and tap it. To add music with lyrics to Facebook Story, make sure you select the song with the lyrics label.
    Select a song with lyrics label in Facebook’s music library

    Select a song with lyrics label in Facebook’s music library.

    Step 5
    Move to the slider to decide which parts of the song you wish to play in the Facebook Story and tap the color wheel to customize the color of the lyrics and set the style of the album display. And tap Done.
    Customize details of song display on Facebook Story

    Customize details of song display on Facebook Story.

    Step 6
    Add filter effects, texts, tag people ande tap Share to Facebook Story.

    How to Add Custom Music to Facebook Story Online

    Well, although the Facebook app offers you an easy way to add music to Facebook Story, there are some drawbacks.

  • The Music sticker feature on Facebook Story is not available to all the countries.
  • You can only add 15-secs of the original music to the Facebook Story.
  • Chances are that you may not find the ideal songs from Facebook's native music library.
  • There is no way to add music to multiple pictures and videos to Facebook Story.
  • You can only add a single piece of music to your Facebook Story.
  • So, a great workaround is to use FlexClip, an easy-to-use, and feature-packed online video maker. With FlexClip, you can access thousands of royalty-free music and sound effects and upload your favorite songs and sound effects and add them to multiple pictures and videos on your Facebook Story in just clicks away, not to mention tons of handy video and photo tools.

    Add custom music to Facebook Story online by FlexClip

    Step 1
    Upload your videos, photos, or audio files to FlexClip from your PC or phone.
    Upload your video assets to FlexClip

    Upload your video assets to FlexClip.

    Step 2
    Set the aspect ratio to 9: 16 for Facebook Story and add videos or photos to the timeline. You may trim, split or merge multiple videos/photos as you wish.
    Set aspect ratio and add a clip and trim and split it

    Set aspect ratio and add a clip and trim and split it.

    Step 3
    Add your songs or sound effects to your Facebook Story. or use FlexClip's royalty-free music and SFX for your Facebook Story.
    Add your favorite songs and royalty-free music and SFX from FlexCLip to a Facebook Story

    Add your favorite songs and royalty-free music and SFX from FlexCLip to a Facebook Story.

    Step 4
    Add animated texts like typewriter effects, bounce, glitter, etc, and GIPHY stickers and illustrations to add styles and vibes to your Facebook Story (Optional and Recommended).
    Add text animations and other elements to your Facebook Story

    Add text animations and other elements to your Facebook Story.

    Step 5
    Export the video and share it to the Facebook Story.
    Bonus: Use Custom Facebook Story Templates from FlexClip
    You may also use FlexClip’s tons of designer-made and fully customizable Facebook video templates to create scroll-stopping Facebook Story with custom music to engage target viewers and get more likes, comments, and followers.
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    Summer Fashion Intro
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    Jewelry Promo
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    Now, It's Your Move

    Adding music to your Facebook Story makes your Facebook Story come alive and get more comments and likes. For both individuals and small and big businesses, it's worth doing so. If you find Facebook's options to add music to Facebook Story limited, using FlexClip to add music to both Facebook Story videos and photos could be a great alternative. So, share this post on Facebook with friends and leave your comments and tag us. We'd love to hear your ideas. Much appreciated!

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