How to Add Music to Instagram Post

You may have seen many WhatsApp, FaceBook and Instagram status, Reel, Post or Stories only with one photo. Isn’t it boring? Yup, we always love to see status, reel or story with music and other customizations. Thus, many users add Music to Whatsapp status, Instagram posts and stories and also some do it for Facebook. Today, we’ll discuss adding music to an Instagram reel or post.

You can’t add any music to your Instagram story from anywhere

Before proceeding, you must be aware of Instagram content policies. It is completely restricted to posting any non-licensed content. Instagram may ban your account, video or that post in which you’ve used such music. This social media company takes privacy very seriously. They review your content most often for any policy violence.

However, you can use Instagram’s music library where you can find some cool music to add to your story or reel. Before posting any reel or video on your profile, you should at least once check from where you picked up that music. If you’re using any other article or music as a reference, you should always give credit to their work.

How to Find Music Library for Instagram Reel

There are few legitimate sources from where you can download music to add to Instagram posts. You can check them out.


When you purchase any song and download it to your iTunes library, it can be added to the Instagram reel or story. Using various software and app, one can add iTunes music to the post or reel. If you don’t want to use any third-party app to add the post, you can use the Instagram Video Editor app to make your work easy.

There’s also a catch. Instagram has many content policies. You’ve downloaded iTunes music and for that, you’ve purchased them, but it won’t give you a license to use with any video. If you’ll use a full music track, most likely you’ll get banned quicker. I’ve seen a few second music tracks with videos and they’re working great with the story. Please read Instagram’s music-related guidelines and policies.


I’ve many friends who use the Incompetech music library who offers royalty-free music tracks on their website. There are thousands of free music as well as paid ones. Free music can be used without any payment, but if you want to use any paid music track, you have to purchase it.

This is the safest way to download music for Instagram posts. Please tell us in the comments how do you download music for Instagram stories? And also the name of the source. Please mention only legal sources to download music for posting to Instagram.

How to add music to an Instagram Post

Instagram Stories and Posts, both are different from each other. The social media app offers an in-app music feature where you can add music to the story. However, there isn’t such tool available where you can add music to Instagram posts with an app tool. Here, you’ll need to use the service from 3rd party app or online tool.

How to add Music to Instagram Post, Story and Reel

Add Background Music to Video App

For users who want to add music to an Instagram post, the “Add Background Music to Video” app is the best choice for you. It is easy to use and free app. However, there isn’t a large music library that you can use to add on posts. But yes, you can use iTunes mp3 music library with the “Add Background Music to Video” app to post music.

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  1. First, download the app from Apple Store if you’ve iPhone or Google Play Store if you have an Android smartphone.
  2. Launch the app “Add Background Music to Video“.
  3. You need to tap on the “Start” button here.
  4. It will ask you to select videos that you wanna use.
  5. Proceed to the next page where you’ll have to write your post details like name and other video-related details.
  6. Now, you’ll see Create button at the right top area, tap it.
  7. Tap on the Music button from the bottom.
  8. This is a tricky step, you need to select the free music tracks to add with.
  9. Edit video before posting. Make sure, to keep less than 60 seconds of video.
  10. From the bottom, tap on the “Share” button.
  11. Choose the Instagram app and tap on the + icon from the bottom.
  12. Post it.

One can easily add music to Instagram posts by editing video and directly sharing it to post them. Comment if you want this tutorial in video form, I’ll try to post it soon.


Nobody will like an Instagram post or stories without music. If you’ve posted Instagram Reel without music and customization, you won’t get popularity. There are millions out of million users available on the web who are constantly working to attract other users to this social media app. To create something different and to gain popularity, you must add music, photos and add filters to your Instagram story.

1 thought on “How to Add Music to Instagram Post”

  1. This is a really very cool feature where we can add background music or songs to the new and existing posts on Instagram. This facility should be provided by WhatsAPP and other social media applications on their platform.

    I’m glad Instagram offers such a feature in the built in app. Thanks a lot for providing the info on that. it really helped me a lot.


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