Instagram Stories now offers its 400m users thousands of licensed songs

Instagram music

Instagram music

Instagram has announced that you can now add a soundtrack to your story.

Once you've selected a song, a slider tool lets you choose exactly which part of the track you want to play during your Story. Tracks can be previewed before they're added; Once chosen, you can fast forward or rewind so the tune starts at the moment you choose. Tapping on it opens a library which has thousands of soundtracks where you can either browse or search for your favourite song. This makes it possible for users to record lip sync clips and mini music videos - a feature that's been extremely popular on Musically. This resolves a common user complaint regarding the inability to record an Instagram story while playing music from another app.

On Thursday, Instagram announced that they have 400 million daily users of their app, which is nothing short of insanely impressive. Here, they can find a song, scroll through it find the desired section of the song that they wish to use, and then capture something for their Story.

Today Stories gain music stickers. When your story is being watched, the song will play and a sticker will show the song title and artist name.

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

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

Recommended News

  • Cardi B Donated $8,000 To Dead Bronx Teen Junior: Details

    Cardi B Donated $8,000 To Dead Bronx Teen Junior: Details

    Kevin Alvarez has been arrested and charged for the grizzly murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx, New York . She said Lesandro had recently become friends with a group of older boys, but she insisted he was not in a gang.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in Turkey's presidential election

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in Turkey's presidential election

    Worse, Selahattin Demirtas, leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, campaigned from his prison cell. As of Monday morning he had not conceded the election and urged election observers not to leave ballot boxes.
    Auto trade group decries Pres. Trump's tariff threat

    Auto trade group decries Pres. Trump's tariff threat

    Shares of American vehicle companies Ford and General Motors also plunged following the threat, but have since bounced back. The White House has invoked the same rationale in assessing tariffs earlier this month on steel and aluminum imports .
  • Over 10 cars in flame as Petrol tanker falls off Otedola bridge

    Over 10 cars in flame as Petrol tanker falls off Otedola bridge

    Another commuter, Micheal Simon, whose vehicle was razed, said: "I am happy I didn't die while trying to escape from the scene". Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has visited the scene of the petrol tanker explosion at Berger, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
    Which Lyrics Are About Drake’s Son In His Song 'Emotionless'?

    Which Lyrics Are About Drake’s Son In His Song 'Emotionless'?

    She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. "I only met you one time, introduced you to St. That s*** is in stone, sealed and signed.
    'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is fun, but doesn't have much bite

    'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is fun, but doesn't have much bite

    Directed by Peyton Reed , Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd , Evangeline Lilly , Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I". War Machine ( Don Cheadle ), Rocket ( Bradley Cooper ) and Nebula ( Karen Gillan ) all survived the Dusting.
  • Ash from Bali's Mount Agung closes airports, grounds flights

    Ash from Bali's Mount Agung closes airports, grounds flights

    Earlier, authorities were forced to cancel 115 global flights and 203 domestic ones, affecting almost 27,000 travellers. The budget airline said in a statement that the Ngurah Rai International Airport was closed today, from 3am to 7pm.
    Uruguay v Russian Federation  25 June 2018

    Uruguay v Russian Federation 25 June 2018

    Tomorrow's match will decide on the victor of their Group A, which also enrolls the teams from Saudi Arabia and Egypt . We wanted to win; we did not watch where we were playing. "It's important that goal scorers score goals", Tabarez said.
    Instagram’s new long-form video hub takes on YouTube

    Instagram’s new long-form video hub takes on YouTube

    Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement on the Instagram blog: "We've made it simple, too". Instagram is ready to take on YouTube with a new app. "The way we are watching video is changing", Systrom told the event.
  • Akash Ambani, Shloka go traditional for pre-engagement bash

    Akash Ambani, Shloka go traditional for pre-engagement bash

    Bride-to-be Shloka Mehta was seen goofing around and having a good time with her friends Anushka Rajan Doshi (R) and Mirai Doshi. The Internet is abuzz with the pictures and videos from Akash and Shloka's pre-engagement and pre pre-engagement party.
    Japan vs. Poland - Football Match Report

    Japan vs. Poland - Football Match Report

    Japan entered this tournament in extremely questionable form following a coaching change and not much support from the fanbase. Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 while Japan fell to a 1-0 defeat to Poland in a game that endedin farcical circumstances.
    Internet sales tax ruling ‘rebalances things’

    Internet sales tax ruling ‘rebalances things’

    This latest Supreme Court ruling said that earlier decision was obsolete in an era of explosive e-commerce. This also may impact eBay sellers. "This is a great day for South Dakota ".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.