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How to add music to your Instagram story

Let 'em know what you're listening to.
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May 30, 2022

Spotify’s integration with a wide variety of social media apps has made it one of the most beloved music streaming platforms globally. You can share your favorite Spotify songs on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, and more. Let’s discuss how to add Spotify music directly to your Instagram story.

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THE SHORT ANSWER

Sharing music to your Instagram story from Spotify is only possible from the Android and iOS mobile apps.

To share music on Instagram stories, open the Spotify mobile app, navigate to the song you want to share, and open it in full-screen mode. Select the Share button in the bottom right corner that looks like three connected circles, and select the Instagram icon to be redirected to the Instagram mobile app. Select the Share To button in the bottom right corner, and select Your Story.


KEY SECTIONS

Before we get started, you must understand that it is currently impossible to share music from Spotify to your Instagram story from the desktop app and web player. This feature is exclusive to the mobile platform.

No. You don’t need to be subscribed to Spotify Premium to share a song on your Instagram story.

It would be best to have Instagram installed on the same Android or iOS device you’re sharing Spotify music from. You need to log into your Instagram account before you can share music from Spotify.

How to share Spotify music on Instagram (Android and iOS)

In the Spotify app, find the song you would like to share and open it in full-screen.

Spotify song on mobile app
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Press the Share button in the bottom right corner to open the Share menu. This is the button that looks like three dots connected.

Spotify sharing
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From the Share menu, select Instagram. This will open the Instagram mobile app.

Spotify sharing to Instagram
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From Instagram, select the Share To button in the bottom right corner.

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Finally, select Your Story and then Share to add this Spotify song to your Instagram story.

Spotify sharing to Instagram story
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How do you add music to your Instagram story?

Open Instagram on your mobile device. Swipe in from the left from the home screen and start a brand new Instagram story.

start a new story and find the music
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Tap the Stickers button at the top of the story editing interface; this looks like a smiley sticker being peeled back. From the subsequent menu, select the MUSIC sticker.

Unfortunately, no. Sharing Spotify songs on Instagram is not possible on the desktop app or web player.

Use the Search music field to locate the song you want to add to your Instagram story, then tap it.

post your story
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Use the slider along the bottom to customize where the song starts and ends for your Instagram story. You can also customize how the text looks when the lyrics play out on top of your story.

When finished, tap Done > Your story.


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