Instagram has just announced that Instagram Stories have reached 400 million daily active users, and in addition to that, the company also announced the new ‘Music’ feature for Instagram Stories. So, how does this new feature work, well, when you tap an icon to add a sticker to your photo or video in Instagram Stories, you’ll also see a music icon. Once you hit that icon, you’ll get access to a library of thousands of songs, and you can search for a specific song, you can browse songs by mood, genre or what’s popular at the moment.
Once you track down a song that you’re interested in, you can tap the play button in order to get a preview of the song. Once you’re happy with your choice, you can actually choose which part of the song you’d like to include in your Instagram story. Instagram also allows you to choose a song before you capture a video, once you open the camera, sipe to the new ‘Music’ option which is located under the record button. From there, search for a song, select a specific part of the song you want, and then record a video… a song will play in the background of your video. Now, your friends will, of course, hear the song playing in the background while they’re watching your Instagram Story (video), while they’ll also see a sticker which will show them what song is playing, and who the artist is.
In addition to announcing the new ‘Music’ feature, Instagram also said that it is adding new songs to Instagram’s music library on a daily basis, so you’ll get more and more options as time goes by. This new feature is currently rolling to iOS, but Instagram said that it’s coming to Android soon, though we do not know when exactly. Instagram usually releases features to Android really soon after they hit iOS, so you can expect it to hit Android devices in the coming weeks. It’s also worth noting that Instagram launched a ‘Lite’ version of its app quite recently, in case you’re interested in checking it out.