Instagram now lets you add a soundtrack to your Stories

Friday, 29 Jun, 2018

For those unfamiliar, Instagram stories are photo and video posts that disappear after 24 hours. Starting today, Instagram is adding an official feature for adding music to Stories. Instagram is adding new songs to the music library every day. Once you choose a track, you can then fast-forward or rewind to find the exact part that you want in your Story. What's more, you can even pick a song before capturing a video.

Instagram users in 51 countries can now access a library of potential soundtracks for their videos, containing thousands of songs.

Instagram will introduce a number of updates and third-party app integrations to facilitate it's popular feature - Stories.

When friends see the story, the song will play automatically. When opening the camera, swipe to the new "Music" option under the record button. They'll also see a tappable sticker with the song title and artist name.

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The feature is now available only in a few selected countries and Instagram is working towards launching the feature in more countries.

Stories is one of the most popular feature on Instagram platform and the company recently reached another milestone when it announced that Instagram Stories is being used by more than 400 million users each day across the world.

However, the the ability to choose a song before capturing video is available on iOS only, with Android functionality "coming soon".