How to add music to Reels

Here’s how to add music to Reels.

With this feature, you can upload short, creative videos to Instagram, edit them, and add effects.

Reels are videos that can be up to 90 seconds long. They are posted in a separate Instagram section (in a vertical format) and have an editing function right in the app.

Recall that the Reels feature has been available since 2018.

To put music in Reels you need to:

  1. Go to Instagram;
  2. Open your profile page;
  3. Select Video Reels;
  4. Click on the music icon on the left (it should be the first in the list);
  5. Select the appropriate track from the list;
  6. Select the snippet from the song you want to use;
  7. Start filming the video.

After you have made a video, click Next, edit (if necessary) and select Next again. That way your video will be published to your profile. Don’t forget to select the cover art.