Published On : Sun, Jul 1st, 2018

Instagram users can now add soundtrack to Stories

San Francisco: Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature on “Stories” that would allow users to add a soundtrack to their content from a library of thousands of songs.

As part of the new feature, a new “music” icon would be visible under the record button in “Stories” that would let users “search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what is popular and tap the play button to hear a preview, Instagram said in a satement on Thursday.

The selected song would also come with fast-forward and rewind options for users to choose the exact part of the song that fits their story.

“Instagram `Stories` is now used by 400 million every day, and we`re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers,” the statement added.

Viewers would be able to see a sticker showing the song title and artist name, while watching a “Story”.

“We`re adding new songs to our music library every day. The `music sticker` is now available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries and the ability to `choose a song before capturing video` is available on iOS only, with Android coming soon,” Instagram said.