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Instagram Music now available in India: Here’s how it works

Instagram Music is now rolling out for users in India. Here’s how you can use the latest Instagram feature.

tech Updated: Sep 17, 2019 11:46 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
Instagram Music comes to India
Instagram Music comes to India(HT Photo/Screenshots)
         

Instagram Music is now available for users in India. Instagram launched Music in Stories for select markets back in March, 2018.

As the name suggests, this feature let’s users add official music tracks to their Instagram Stories. There is no official announcement or update around the feature for Instagram as yet. Android and iOS users can however get it with the latest update of the app. The feature was first spotted by Livemint.

Once your Instagram app is updated to the latest version, open Stories and tap on the ‘Sticker’ tab. Here, you’ll find the Music feature. If you still don’t see it, force close the app and open it. Instagram Music will be then visible on the app.

Instagram Music has three tabs showing popular songs, moods and genres. In the popular list songs like Pachtaoge, Baby Shark, Bad Guy and Old Town Road are listed. Users can browse songs based on moods like romantic, fun, upbeat and dreamy. Genres like Hindi, Punjabi, rock, hip hop are also available. At the same time, users can also search for songs and select from the search results.

There’s also an Instagram Music button just to the left of the record button. Before recording a video for Instagram Stories, users can tap on the Music button and select a song. Users who view Instagram Stories with Music will get to hear the song playing in the background and a sticker with the artist and song name as well.

Instagram Music also comes with the lyrics feature which was rolled out last year in June. Along with the music track, users can add lyrics to the Instagram Story as well. There are a bunch of layouts for lyrics to choose from or users can simply choose the album art. Instagram also lets users edit the lyrics with different colours from the pallette icon above.

Instagram will officially launch Music in Stories later today in India. The Facebook-owned company is slated to launch more features like Facebook Music and Lip Sync in India today.

First Published: Sep 17, 2019 10:52 IST

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