Instagram lets you add music to a photo post: how it works

Instagram lets you add music to a photo post: how it works

Instagram introduces a new feature for posts in the feed

In publication posted on the Creators account, Instagram announces the deployment of a new function allowing to add a sound in a post. Thus, you can accompany your publications and photo carousels with music that will transcribe an atmosphere or a “mood”. The objective: to promote publications in the feed by giving access to music, in the same way as for Stories or Reels.

Music is an important part of expression on Instagram, and we’re excited to provide the ability to add music to photo posts in the feed like you can with Reels and Stories. Whatever format works best for telling your story, now you can add a soundtrack to your favorite photo posts to bring them to life!, says Instagram.

With music being a key part of TikTok’s success, it’s no surprise to see Instagram developing more music-focused features, in addition to its short-form video format, Reels. Indeed, Instagram continues to try to compete with the Chinese social networkincreasingly rooted in user habits.

How to Add Sound to an Instagram Photo Post

To add music to an Instagram post, here’s how:

  • Create a new Instagram post by adding a photo (or more if you want to make a carousel),
  • Make your edits as you usually do (adding filters and other settings),
  • Then click Next to get to the post settings interface, and select the option Add musicwhich is displayed below Add a place,
  • The options For you and Browse allow you to see the music that will be the most suitable, depending on the sounds used in your Stories, trends or various themes. You can also search for a sound using the search bar at the top of the screen,
  • Once the music has been chosen, you can define a precise passage, lasting between 5 and 90 seconds,
  • Validate by clicking on the tick at the top right of the screen (or Ended on iOS)
  • Click the check mark at the top right of the screen (or To share on iOS) to publish your post.

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