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Instagram users can now add music to their feed posts: here’s how

Highlights
  • Instagram announces new feature which allows users to add music to their feed posts. 
  • This feature is currently available for beta tests in selected regions.
  • Users can add trending, suggested and specific songs inside the Instagram composer.

Instagram is again back with a new feature. This time, the Facebook-owned social media platform is adding a feature that allows users to add music to their feed posts. This feature will be different from Instagram Reels and will be available inside the Instagram feed composer. As of now, Instagram is testing this feature in several countries including India, Brazil and Turkey.

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Users who’ve been looking forward to adding groove to their feed posts can finally use this feature in all of their feed posts. Though Instagram already has Instagram Reels for this sole purpose, the company is expanding the use of music in feed posts as well. Instagram is yet to reveal the official release date of this feature but shared some insights about how it works.

How to add music to your Instagram feed posts?

Add music to instagram posts

Instagram is a popular social media platform among influencers, social media celebrities and pretty much everything that exists online. To support creators and brands on its platform, this social media platform has never backed down from implementing new features. On November 18th, 2021, Instagram announced a new feature, which allows users to add music to their Instagram post feeds directly from their smartphone. Here is how you can add music to your Instagram posts in the upcoming update. 

  • Upload your Feed photo.
  • Click on “Add Music”.
  • Search for specific songs in the “Search” field or browse for music in the “Trending” or “For You” sections of the prompt.
  • Select the song that you’d like to add to your photo.
  • You will be able to select the clip duration (similar to stories) and choose the length of time you’d like to include (up to X seconds).
  • Click “Done” and then “Share”.

Please note, this feature is not available for everyone right now. Instagram is testing the feature with a small percentage of Instagram’s global community. As per the official statement, Instagram will expand this feature to other regions based on users’ feedback in the beta test.

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Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.