How to Add Lyrics in Instagram Story?

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Instagram

3 min read

As short-length videos have taken over the Internet and become the key engagement factor of almost every social media platform, big companies are constantly looking for new ways to create updates and enhance these videos through the use of music and animation.

In addition, these constant feature updates should make social media platforms more accessible for users with different disabilities.

Such feature is Instagram’s music sticker in stories that enables users to apply music lyrics in their stories.

Although adding lyrics to videos is not a novelty in the social media world, some users might not realize that Instagram supports this feature.

To learn how to add lyrics to your Instagram stories, just keep on reading.

How to add lyrics to Instagram stories?

  1. Open your Instagram profile on your phone.
  2. Post a photo or video as your story and tap on the sticker icon.
  3. Tap on the music sticker and add a song from the list type in the song name into the search bar.
  4. Adjust the part of the song you want to put and tap on the 'aA icon'.
  5. Tap the done button to add the music and post it to your story.

How to edit the music in Instagram stories?

Editing music in Instagram stories doesn’t mean you can crop or change the lyrics tremendously. It means that you can choose how the lyrics will be displayed in your stories.

Additionally, you can tap on the play button and listen to a fragment of the song before adding it to your story. This way you can make sure it is the perfect song and lyrics playing in your Instagram story.

Once you publish the story your followers will be able to read and listen to the music that you have posted. The story will last for 24 hours just like usual.

Instagram music sticker not working

If you are not able to share music in your stories, then it might be due to an older version of the Instagram app your phone has. In that case, all you have to do is update to the latest Instagram version. Another reason for the music sticker not showing may be because the feature is still not available in your country.

An additional way of sharing music to your Story

If you're a Spotify user, you can also share lyrics from Spotify. Just navigate to the song you want to share, scroll up to Spotify's real-time lyrics, select the section you want to share, and choose 'Share to Instagram Stories'. After doing so, the song along with the lyrics will be shared to your Instagram stories.