Instagram has announced that you can now add a soundtrack to your story.
When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in Stories, you’ll now see a music icon. Tap on it to open a library of thousands of songs — you can search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what’s popular and tap the play button to hear a preview. When you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story.
It’s also possible to choose a song before capturing video. When opening the camera, swipe to the new ‘Music’ option under the record button. From there you can search for a song, select the part you want, and record a video as the song plays in the background.
When your story is being watched, the song will play and a sticker will show the song title and artist name.
Instagram is adding new songs to the music library every day. The ability to choose a song before capturing video is currently iOS only. It’s coming to Android soon.
You can download Instagram from the App Store for free.