Instagram launches soundtracks for Stories

Instagram launches soundtracks for Stories

On Thursday, Instagram launched a feature that lets users add clips of songs to their stories. Tracks can be previewed before they're added; Once chosen, you can fast forward or rewind so the tune starts at the moment you choose.

There's those cool filters, your location, emojis and more to put in your story...well, now, it looks like there's one more thing to add to the list: music. Tapping on it opens a library which has thousands of soundtracks where you can either browse or search for your favourite song.

The music feature on the app is now only available for IOS, but a version for the Android will be coming soon.

Instagram will introduce a number of updates and third-party app integrations to facilitate it's popular feature - Stories. On iOS, you can even choose a song before shooting photo or video by scrolling to the music option on the Instagram camera.

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Instagram further explained: "When your friends are watching your story, they'll hear the song playing as they're viewing your photo or video".

Another day, another new feature addition to Instagram. There will also be a sticker that shows the song title and the name of the artist.

Once you select a song, you can preview it to make sure it's the ideal song for your 'gram's story. This functionality should make it to Android soon. Additionally, the feature is now only in select countries. The announcement mentions that "Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day", over twice as many as Snapchat's daily user number.

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