Adding music to your Instagram reels allows you to engage your followers in a specific way. The platform even provides a music library for this purpose. We’ll show you how to add music to your Instagram reels.
The background music of a video has a great influence on how it is perceived. This also applies to the audio background of Instagram reels.
The short videos give users the opportunity to reach new audiences, express their personality and create and share entertaining content.
Instagram Reels: Audio library for individuals only
Instagram provides you with a large selection of music and original audio from which you can choose a suitable track. Before you use the offer, however, you should think about the purpose for which you want to post a new reel.
This is because the music library is intended exclusively for use by private individuals – i.e. people who publish non-commercial content. If you want to earn money as an influencer with Instagram or use your account commercially, you have to clarify the rights of use of the corresponding music yourself beforehand. Otherwise, you could be warned or face other legal consequences.
How to add music to Instagram Reels
To add music to your Instagram reels, first open the Instagram app. Then click on the camera icon and move down the menu to “Reels”.
Now record your reel. Then tap the audio button at the top of your screen. The music library will open automatically. There you can either browse or search for a specific title.
Once you have selected a track, slide the playback bar at the bottom of the screen to the left or right to find the section you want. When you are satisfied with your selection, you can tap “Done” at the top right.
Then finish your reel and tap “Next” at the bottom right of the screen. At this point you can, for example, add subtitles, edit covers or mark people. When you are satisfied with your selection, you can click on “Share” at the bottom right. Your Instagram reel will now appear in your feed.