To be successful on Instagram, you have to be aware that this social network is a science. It’s not just about uploading a photo and sitting down to get the “likes”; It is essential to keep your wall up-to-date, use the correct hashtags and even know the best time to post your posts.
But more secrets can help you be the best. For example? You can learn how to add music to Instagram videos; It is not difficult, and you will attract attention.
In case you didn’t know, Instagram Stories allow you to add your favorite songs to a video or photo directly from the application. While you’ll have to rely on a third-party app to add music to actual posts, we’ve found several that do and very well this job.
From Drake to Tame Impala, now you can turn your Instagram account into the soundtrack of your own life. We explain how to do it.
Note: most of these apps only allow you to use audio recordings or music files saved on your device. If you exclusively use streaming music services (like Spotify), consider finding some music files first.
1. How to Add Music to Your Instagram Videos
Adding a great song to your Stories is pretty straightforward. Record your video in the Stories section of the app, then tap the icon at the top of the screen, which resembles a smiley face within a square. From there, tap on the Music icon and choose a song from the list.
The lyrics will appear on the screen, and you can select which part of the song is played, the font type, and the color of the lyrics. If you don’t want lyrics, you can also choose to show the album cover.
Unfortunately, you cannot add music to videos for your feed unless you create them through the Stories option, save them, and upload it to the feed. However, some third-party applications can help. Here are a few.
TikTok isn’t just an app; it’s a global music-based video community. In it, you can watch amazing short videos and also make your videos capturing those funny and memorable moments to share with the world.
Plus, with TikTok, you can personalize your videos by adding stickers, emoji, and face filters, and even edit your videos with millions of free music clips and sounds quickly and easily. Choose from TikTok- created playlists of all genres, including pop, rock, rap, electronic, R&B, and country.
2. Vigo Video
Vigo Video, formally known as Flipgram, is much more than a video editing application, as it has also established itself as a creative community. You can find inspirational content from other creators within the app and share your videos to inspire others.
Even if you prefer not to interact within its social space, Vigo Video still allows you to communicate with Instagram and other social media sites.
Videoshop (which is like Photoshop, but for video) has all the tricks that the VidLab above offers and offers some additional tools.
Although this application is currently free on Google Play, if you plan to download it from Apple’s App Store, it has a value of 2 dollars, sorry for Apple users! That small sum of money is worth it because it will allow you to enjoy a powerful editing application that supports 1080p video.
As if that wasn’t enough, with Videoshop, you can also flip videos horizontally, combine multiple clips into one, add animated clip-to-clip transitions, and make motion-stop videos (still images). It also allows you to create copies of videos and edit each clip individually.
Also, you will have the opportunity to use dozens of filters and text overlays that the application has, which will allow you to customize your content. Videoshop is compatible with iOS 8.2 and later versions, and with Android version 4.3.
Lomotif is a lot like an Instagram story update: the interface is similar, and the best part is that adding music to your videos only takes a few seconds. After adding music, your video can be uploaded and shared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but that’s not all!
This application not only allows you to set your videos to music but also to add text, filters, and emojis. You can search millions of songs and thousands of artists and browse popular topics like a birthday.
5. Quik by GoPro
GoPro undoubtedly revolutionized the world of action video, and now the company is looking for a way to get the attention of the world of mobile video editing.
Quik is an application with which you can automatically create stories from your photos and videos, which you have captured both with your phone and with a GoPro camera if you have one.
With this application, you can add filters, music, and unique modes, such as stop-motion or “slice,” which allow you to cut the screen in half and play the video one side at a time, to create a masterpiece.
Although this may sound exaggerated, the application will help you change any of the video properties, allowing you to have full control over the appearance of your audiovisual content.
Plus, with Quik, you can choose music from your library or the app’s wide selection of songs. You can also select or deselect the images and clips you want to use and select the side effects you want to apply.
This application is versatile because it will allow you to edit simple videos, where you only need to add music, such as when you are showing how to prepare a cooking recipe or put on makeup.
It will also be able to create a complete collage of your recordings and photos of an adventurous trip you’ve made, with a variety of filter and effect options.