How to Add Lyrics to Instagram Story

Adding music to an Instagram story has become a popular way of denoting and controlling the mood and theme of…

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Adding music to an Instagram story has become a popular way of denoting and controlling the mood and theme of the story. Not only does it make an Instagram story more immersive, but it can also create context – for example, playing ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ audio over the top of a photo of a field of sheep.

In the case where the lyrics of your chosen music are particularly important for adding context to your video clip or image, you might want to make sure that the lyrics themselves appear on screen.

Luckily, Instagram has saved you the trouble of typing them out yourself into a text box, by creating a rolling lyric sheet to accompany your story. Here’s how to add it to your next story.

5 Steps To Add Lyrics To Your Story

  1. Select the video or image that you are turning into an Instagram story
  2. Click on the smiley face in the square icon, and select the ‘Music’ option
  3. A list of trending songs will appear, or you can use the search bar to find something specific which relates and adds context to your image or video
  4. Once you’ve chosen and clicked on the song you want to add, it will start playing over the top of your story
  5. Make sure that you’ve selected the right portion of the song to add meaning to your story – then select one of the ‘A’ fonts, located just above the song segment selector

The ‘A’ font that you choose will dictate how your lyrics appear on the screen. One of the options types the words out as they are sung, while another has each block of lyrics appear and then disappear along with the music.

The benefit of this lies in adding context to both your music choice and the content in your Instagram story. Not to mention, your followers might simply enjoy singing along!