How to add music to Snapchat Stories and Snaps

Adding music to Snaps and Stories on Snapchat is a piece of cake with the app’s audio feature. This allows you to create an audio background for your creations, whether they are in image or video format.

 

Other social apps like Instagram and Facebook allow its users to create stories with background music. Snapchat joined the bandwagon a little late. You can now customize your Snaps and Stories with audio to make them stand out from other content. Here’s how to take advantage of the feature.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories and Snaps using the app’s Library

Snapchat also collects some virtual music that you can use in your Stories and Snaps that you share with the public or just friends. Here’s how to access and use it.

Step 1 : Open the Snapchat app on your Android or iPhone.

Step 2 : You have two ways to do this: First, tap on the note icon in the top right menu and add the sound.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Alternatively, you can record the video first or take a snapshot. Next, use the music note icon to add the desired track to your creation.

Step 3 : Regardless of the method, tap on the Music icon to open Snapchat’s Sound Library. In it, you can browse for music as well as search for your favorite tracks. You can also check out the Snapchat curated playlist options (shown above).

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 4 : After selecting a song, Snapchat will push the audio feed down. Press the play button on the right side to start the song and slide your finger on the feed to choose the part of the song you want to use as background music in your story.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 5 : Snapchat will put a music sticker on your video showing the artist name and song title. Unfortunately, you can’t customize it like you can on Instagram.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 6 : Record your story and make necessary adjustments using the options on the left. You can add text, use stickers, include links, and more.

Step 7 : Save the video to your story by pressing the button at the bottom. Alternatively, tap Send and then My Story or send it directly to your friends by checking their name boxes.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

If you send the shot, the recipient can tap on the music label and tap the “Play this audio” option at the bottom. From there, the recipient can choose their preferred music service including Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. and listen to the entire song. Notably, Spotify is missing from the list (at least on Android).

How to add your voice to Snapchat Stories and Snaps

Some users may find that Snapchat’s music library is too limited. If so, know that you can add custom sounds to Snapchat. This function allows you to record sounds, which you can use as background music for your Snaps.

Although it can be tempting to start recording songs that you can’t find in your Snapchat library, you should think carefully about doing so for copyright reasons. Snapchat authentic voices allow you to express your unique voice. So, if the app detects that you are recording music from an external source, it may block the audio due to copyright concerns. If you’re satisfied with that, here’s how to record a custom voice on Snapchat.

Step 1 : Open the Snapchat Music Library as we showed you above.

Step 2 : At the top, scroll on the bar that says “Featured” and tap on “My Sounds.”

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 3 : Click on Create Audio.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 4 : Start recording by pressing the microphone button below.

Step 5 : Click on Stop after you are done.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 6 : Use the handles on the left and right to trim the recorded audio.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 7 : Name your audio at the top and toggle on Make this audio public if you want to share it with others. Click “Save Audio”.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 8 : You will be taken back to the Snap camera screen again. Tap the Music Note button again and then on My Sounds. You should find the sound there.

How to add music to Snapchat Stories And Snaps

Step 9 : Tap on it to add it to your story or snap.

Then, you can share the snap, save it as a story, or send it to your friends directly.

Make your snapshots and stories more attractive

The sounds will definitely make your Snapchat content more interesting and attention-grabbing. Start adding custom ringtones or sounds by following the solutions above. After creating your Snaps, you can set up and use the “My Eyes Only” feature on Snapchat to better protect your content.