From playing around with vertical formats to remixing your existing videos and photos, Instagram offers creative and unique tools to showcase your business stories. That being said, 60% of the Instagram stories are viewed with the sound on, making it even more essential for you to learn how to add music to Instagram video posts and stories.
We all know that appropriate and well-composed visuals have the power to draw in viewers, but what most brands and content creators overlook is the influence of good music. Music works hand in hand with visuals and is an excellent tool to boost video-engagement levels. It’s a universal language that speaks to everyone. There are many ways to understand your Instagram reach, one way is by looking into your Instagram insights report to understand when your followers are most active by the day of the week and the time of the day.
Since Instagram is a part of brand marketing, creating a video to publish it on your feeds and stories with the right music makes it even more important. Though there are multiple ways to add music to Instagram video posts and on stories, we will keep things simple today.
In the next 3 sections, we’ll go over 3 different ways you can add music to your Instagram video post:
So, let’s get started.
Unfortunately, you cannot add music to Instagram video posts unless you have created them via the “Stories” option and saved them. That’s why you need the help of some useful third-party mobile apps. Though you will find a lot in the app store, here are some of the best ones to use:
In terms of interface, Lomotif is pretty similar to Instagram’s Story feature. It’s user-friendly, and adding music to your Instagram video posts is painless. But what stands out is its Scratch Editor, a Boomerang-like feature that lets you upload and share your videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter once you add the music.
How to add music to Instagram video post using Lomotif
Also, the app quickly lets you add music to filters, text, and emojis. It boasts thousands of artists and millions of songs with a variety of themes to choose from.
Videoshop is yet another excellent app that lets you add music to Instagram video posts in minutes. And this isn’t the only feature that the app is intended for. It brings a whole lot of tricks to your table. From trimming your videos horizontally to combining multiple videos into one, adding animated transitions, or making Vine-esque stop-motion clips, there’s a lot that you can do with this app.
How to add music to Instagram video post using Videoshop
With Videoshop, you can even create copies of your clips and edit each of them individually. It also includes multiple text overlays and filters that allow for different types of customization.
Developed by GoPro, Quik has truly revolutionized the way you edit videos on mobile. Quik is a user-friendly app that creates stories automatically using your videos and pictures. The tool’s beauty lets you add music, filters, and exclusive video edits like slice or stop-motion.
How to add music to Instagram video post using Quik
If a music file is on the Cloud, the app displays it in grey. Keep in mind that if the music track is DRM protected, Quik doesn’t allow you to import it. The app also lets you change a video’s properties, which means you will have complete control over your video’s overall look and feel.
Apps are ideal if you want to do everything on your mobile, but what if you have a video on your desktop and prefer to edit using PC and, most importantly, without installing any software or plugins? Well, that’s where online video editors like “Typito” come in.
It takes only a few minutes to do this, and we will show you how:
Step 1: Go to Typito.com and signup for free.
Step 2: From the tool’s homepage, click on New Project from the right corner.
Step 3: You will be redirected to a page with various video formats to choose from. Since you will add music to your Instagram video, scroll down to the option “Instagram” and select your preferred format. Hover on it and click on Create.
If you want to upload your own format (perhaps, in a different resolution), choose the “Custom Format” button on the top right corner.
Step 4: After selecting the video format, you will be prompted to either upload your video from the desktop or choose from the library.
Step 5: Depending on the video size, the import process will take anywhere from a few seconds to minutes. Once uploaded, click Start Editing.
Step 6: The uploaded video will then appear on the dashboard and the timeline at the button in the same video format and dimension you have chosen.
Step 7: To add music to your Instagram video, click the Audio tab from the left pane. This option will show you 2 options:
You can either upload your own music file or choose one from the inbuilt music library. The library features 150+ tracks, organised based on mood.
Step 8: Click on the Add button to apply the music to your instagram video to the right.
Step 9: Once you press the “add” button, you will quickly see a small pop-up opening on your window, giving you an option to trim the audio using a smooth draggable slider. This lets you add a specific portion of the audio to the video.
Step 10: Once you have added the music, you can even change the volume of the background and the music anytime.
Step 11: Once you have added the music, click Export from the top right corner, which will show the below screen.
Step 12: The exporting process will take a few seconds to minutes, depending on the file size.
Step 13: Finally, your video is ready to be:
For a successful Insta story, you need excellent visuals and excellent background music. We’ll let you work your magic with visuals, but we have got you covered for the great music. Adding music to your Instagram video story is pretty easy, as the app directly lets you do this via their music sticker and only takes a few clicks.
Keep in mind that an Instagram Story is limited to just 15 seconds. Therefore, make sure that your Insta video doesn’t exceed 15 seconds. In case it’s longer, cut it into parts of 15 seconds. Before you create one, read our blog on the Best Instagram Video Format and Resolution to use for 2021.