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4 Best Ways to Add Original Audio to Instagram Reels in 2022

Last Updated: 2022. 09. 06

Adding original audio to Instagram Reels is a great way to add a personal flair to your Reels and make you stand out from a sea of Instagram creators.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the 4 best ways to add original audio to Reels. So, you can add any original audio, music, and even dialogue to Instagram Reels to your heart’s content.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Also, read 2 Best Ways to Add Sound Effects to Instagram Reels.

How to Add Original Audio to Reels from Other’s Reels

Very often, as you browse through other’s Instagram Reels, you may come across great original audio in someone else’s Reels and you really wanna add this original audio to your Reels. Great! All you need to do is firstly save this original audio to your saved list of music and later add it as you create your Instagram Reels.

Step 1
Tap the Instagram Reels with the original audio you wanna use.
Tap the Instagram Reels with the original audio you wish to use

Tap the Instagram Reels with the original audio you wish to use.

Step 2
Tap the original audio that is being played > tap Save Audio.

Then this original audio shall be saved to your saved list of music, ready for your use.

Save the original audio to your saved list of music

Save the original audio to your saved list of music.

Step 3
Add the original audio you just saved to your Reels.

Open your Instagram Reels > tap the Music icon > Saved > tap the original audio you just saved > Done > then this original audio shall be automatically added to your Reels. Then you can upload your photos, and videos or record an Instagram Reel with the original audio.

Add the saved original audio for your Instagram Reels

Add the saved original audio for your Instagram Reels.

How to Add Original Audio to Reels from an Audio Clip

If you have already had original audio in mind, yet can’t find it in both Instagram Reel’s native music library and other persons’ Reels, then a great solution is to import a video with the music you like to Instagram Reels and Instagram will automatically extract audio from your clip for the Reels.

This method works if you want to do lip-syncing for Instagram Reels or add original audio from a music video or a quote and dialogue from a TV show, radio, or even film.。

Step 1
Download or pre-record a video with original audio or music to your iPhone/Android.
Step 2
Import the audio clip to Reels and extract the original audio from it.

Open your Instagram Reels > tap the Music icon > tap the Import button > select the audio clip with the original music you like > Done > now this original audio shall be added to your Reels. One thing to mention is that the imported video shall be at least 5-second long.

Import an original audio clip for Instagram Reels

Import an original audio clip for Instagram Reels.

How to Add Any Music to Reels While Recording It

Well, another straightforward way to add any music to Instagram Reels is recording your Reels while playing the music in the background. So, you can add any original music or audio to your Reels with ease.

However, the downside is that the ambient sound will also be recorded into your Reels. So, you’d better find a quiet room if you want to use this method to add custom music to your Instagram Reels.

How to add any music, songs, and audio to Instagram Reels.

Step 1
Open Instagram and swipe left to open the Instagram Reel.
Step 2
Open your music app like Spotify and play the music you like a bit and pause it.
Step 3
Go back to your Instagram Reel > swipe down to play the music again while recording the Instagram Reel.

How to Add Original Audio to Reels by FlexClip Online

Last but not least, another great workaround to add original audio to Reels is using FlexClip online. FlexClip is a feature-packed online video maker, with 74,000+ royalty-free music tracks and sound effects.

Add original audio to Reels by FlexClip online

  • You may either import your original MP3 or WAV audio files to FlexClip or add multiple music and sound effects from FlexClip audio library to make your Instagram Reels come alive.
  • Besides, you may also use FlexClip’s designer-made and fully-customizable Instagram Reels video templates. Just by the easy drag and drop, you can customize them into a scroll-stopping Instagram Reel in minutes within your browser, with no downloads and experience needed.
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    Step 1
    Select an Instagram Reel to your liking, preview it and click the Customize button.
    Select a free Instagram Reels template

    Select a free Instagram Reels template.

    Step 2
    Upload your video assets to FlexClip from your PC or phone.
    Upload your photos, videos, and audio files to FlexClip

    Upload your photos, videos, and audio files to FlexClip.

    Step 3
    Replace the pre-made video elements with yours.

    You can drag and drop your photos or videos to replace the premade video background or images and videos. Then drag the slider to trim the duration of photos or videos or split clips for the video moments needed. Or Drag and hold and adjust their sequence on the timeline.

    Replace pre-made video elements with your photos and videos and trim or split clips

    Replace pre-made video elements with your photos and videos and trim or split clips.

    Step 4
    Add original audio to Instagram Reels.

    You can directly add your imported original audio to your Reels or click the Audio tab > search from thousands of royalty-free music and ambiance SFX and transition sound effects to match the emotions and vibes for your Instagram Reels. You can trim the audio, adjust its volume, or add fade-in/out effects. Or move the playhead to help you cut to the beat.

    Add original audio or royalty-free music and sound effects to Instagram Reels

    Add original audio or royalty-free music and sound effects to Instagram Reels.

    Step 5
    Spice up the Reels with more video effects.

    You can customize the text, its fonts, color, size, alignment, text animations, etc., or go to the Element tab and add GIPHY stickers to spice up your Instagram Reels exactly as what you do on the Instagram app or add a circle or liquid transitions to further jazz up your Reels. Feel free to explore and unleash your creativity.

    Add text animations, GIPHY stickers and transitions, and other video effects to Reels

    Add text animations, GIPHY stickers and transitions, and other video effects to Reels.

    Step 6
    Preview and share.

    Done with the editing. You can download the Instagram Reels to your hard drive, or share them to Google Drive, or Dropbox; a clickable link and embed code are also available for repurposing.

    Now, It's Your Move

    So, here are the 4 great ways to add original audio to Reels. If you find this tutorial helpful, do share it on your Facebook or Twitter and leave your comments to us. Much appreciated!

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