Instagram has been rolling out numerous newly designed features within the past month. Recently the social media platform debuted IGTV and earlier this month, the app added a shopping feature. Have you ever wanted your favorite song of-the-moment playing with no interruption as you’re out with friends or enjoying a moment? Now, music will officially be integrated into users’ Stories.
First, when users tap to add a sticker to a photo or video, a music icon will now appear. By tapping on the icon, a library of songs will become searchable. Moods, genres and trending tracks will be available. After users tap the play button, a preview of the track will play. Once the specific song is selected, you can fast-forward and rewind to get to the part of the song that you’d like to play.
Before capturing a video, users also have the ability to choose a song. After you open the camera, simply swipe to the new “Music” option beneath the record button. Search for the specific track, choose the part you’d like and record a video while the song plays.
The new feature means that as your followers and friends are viewing your story, the song will be playing simultaneously. Additionally, a sticker will appear showing the song title and the artist’s name.