Instagram Stories Get Soundtracks, Users Can Choose From Thousands of Licensed Songs

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

Stories is one of the most popular feature on Instagram platform and the company recently reached another milestone when it announced that Instagram Stories is being used by more than 400 million users each day across the world.

Instagram users in 51 countries can now access a library of potential soundtracks for their videos, containing thousands of songs. The new addition will allow people to add musical clips to the type of content they are already sharing in their stories.

The song library can be searched and sorted by mood and genre, and users are able to seek through a track and select the segment they want to include in their story.

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On iOS, users can also opt to choose a song before shooting a photo or video.

When friends see the story, the song will play automatically. When your story is being watched, the song will play and a sticker will show the song title and artist name.

Music will be added through "stickers", which will appear beside location, GIF, and other sticker add-ons. Be on the lookout for new songs to be added daily. On iOS, you can even choose a song before shooting photo or video by scrolling to the music option on the Instagram camera. It's coming to Android soon.

Meanwhile, Instagram has confirmed that Instagram Stories now has 400m daily users, up from 300m in November.

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