Big news: Instagram now allows users to add up to 90 seconds of music to their in-feed photo posts.
Instagram announced the update on their @creators Instagram feed, saying, “Music is a huge part of expression on Instagram, and we’re excited to provide the ability to add music to Feed photo posts like you can with Reels and Stories.”
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(In a somewhat ironic twist, the announcement post doesn’t include music. Unlike TikTok’s photo mode, it looks like Instagram carousel posts don’t support music yet.)
Though music has long been supported for Stories and Reels, this is the first time Instagram has allowed users to add music to photos in the main feed.
If you’re ready to start adding music to your photos, the process is fairly simple. Just create a post as usual, but before you hit Share, select Add music:
Search for the artist or song of your choice, then tap to add to your post.
Next, you’ll select the portion of your chosen song you want to play and the clip’s duration. Clips can be anywhere from 5 to 90 seconds.
Hit Done, then Share to publish your post. That’s it!
We can’t wait to see if this update replaces or is in addition to the rumored return of the profile song.
Either way, it looks like Instagram’s about to get a lot…louder? More vibey? It’s hard to say, but we’re excited to see where this goes.
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