We can’t deny how art and music helped everyone survive the year 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past few months, I’ve discovered a lot of good songs that I’ve never even heard before and the same might be the case for you. If you’re looking for a way to easily share the songs you found with your friends, sharing them to Instagram Stories is an option that you should consider.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories
While some consider songs and playlists to be something personal and don’t share with anyone, others find joy in helping others find good music. If you’re someone willing to share songs, we will be explaining the method you can follow to quickly share songs to Instagram from your music streaming platform of choice. With all that said, let’s get started with the list.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Spotify
Spotify is the music streaming service that made sharing songs to social media platforms go mainstream. If you are a Spotify user wondering how to get started, here’s what you have to do. Play a song that you would like to share, tap on the vertical three dots icon at the top right corner, and choose ‘Share’.
From the Share sheet that appears now, tap on Instagram. The app will automatically generate the story with the song’s album art. Once it does all the heavy lifting for you, tap on the ‘Your story’ button to share the song. Your followers can then press the ‘Play on Spotify’ button to tune in to the song you just shared from their phone’s Spotify app. This is a Spotify tip everyone should know and you can learn more Spotify tips and tricks from our linked article.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Apple Music
Following Spotify’s lead, Apple Music recently added the feature to let users share songs on Instagram Stories. If you’re an Apple Music user, you can access the sharing settings by tapping on the three dots menu next to the song’s title and artist name. From the pop-up that appears now, tap on the ‘Share song’ option.
Here, choose ‘Instagram Stories’ from the list of available options. You can now add the song to your Instagram Story. Although Apple Music was late to the party, its implementation stands out. When you view a story that shares a song from Apple Music, you’ll notice a beautiful wave effect in the background, which elevates the aesthetics. It is undoubtedly my favorite implementation of the bunch. This way, you can easily share your top 25 most played songs for the listening pleasure of your Instagram followers as well.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from TIDAL
TIDAL, the beloved music streaming service of audiophiles, has also gained Instagram Story sharing integration. To get started, tap on the vertical three dots menu at the bottom right corner. Once the pop-up appears with a set of options, choose ‘Share’.
Soon after you choose Share, TIDAL asks you to specify the target platform. As you can see below, the first option on the Share page is Instagram Stories. Tap on it and wait for the app to redirect you to Instagram.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from SoundCloud
As far as song sharing from SoundCloud is concerned, the method is much more straightforward, thanks to the presence of the Share button right at the music player interface. All you have to do is tap on it and choose ‘Stories’ with the Instagram logo on it.
The rest of the process is quite simple. SoundCloud will take you to Instagram’s story adding page and you can tap to add the song to your story. The final story has a neat blur to it with SoundCloud’s logo and it looks decent enough.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from JioSaavn
JioSaavn’s UI refresh update made it on par with leading music streaming services in terms of features. If JioSaavn is your preferred music streaming platform, here’s what you need to know to share songs from the app to Instagram. First up, tap on the vertical three dots menu to access the pop-up. Once the pop-up appears, tap on Share.
When the Share sheet opens, choose Instagram Stories. Within moments, JioSaavn will take you to Instagram and you can share that song you can’t get enough of with your friends and family.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Wynk Music
If you’re someone who uses Wynk Music, you can share songs to Instagram Stories. When you’re in the player interface, tap on ‘More’. You will then see the Share button as the first option. Tap on it and wait for Wynk Music to take you to Instagram’s story upload UI.
Unlike most apps on this list, Wynk Music relies on Android’s share sheet. As a result, you will have to spend a minute to spot ‘Instagram Stories’ from the list of available apps. Once you find it, tap on it to share the story. That said, I’m not happy with Wynk Music’s implementation. As you can see below, the developers have not added a direct option to open Wynk Music from Instagram and all you get is an album art with the app’s logo in it. In a way, you could say that Wynk Music reverse rickrolled me. I hope Wynk Music fixes this in a future update.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Shazam
Although Shazam isn’t technically a music streaming service, millions of people across the globe use the app to identify songs. If you are too excited after you find a catchy song using Shazam, you can share it with your Instagram followers right from Shazam. To do so, open a song’s Shazam page, tap on the vertical three dots menu, and choose ‘Share’.
From the Share sheet, look out for ‘Shazam – Instagram Stories’. Do keep in mind that this option will have Shazam’s logo and not Instagram’s logo. You can take a look at the image below for reference. Once you find it, tap on it, and share the story on Instagram.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Gaana
Gaana’s implementation of Instagram song sharing is a bit tricky and unreliable. While you won’t see an option to share a song to Instagram from the player interface, the option appears when you access the track from the album section. Even then, it simply generates the album art like Wynk Music and doesn’t offer a direct option to play the song from the Gaana app.
If you’re still interested, you can access the album view, tap on the horizontal three dots button, and choose ‘Share to Instagram Story’. As you can see below, Gaana has not offered the option to access the app.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Pandora
In September of 2019, Pandora added song sharing capabilities to its app. To use the feature, open the app, and play one of your favorite songs. In the music player interface, tap on the horizontal three dots menu present next to the track’s title and choose Share. From the share sheet, choose Instagram Stories. You can check out the preview of the generated story in the image below.
Share Songs to Instagram Stories from Deezer
Deezer is another music streaming service that has an option to share songs to Instagram Stories. You can tap on the horizontal three dots menu next to a song and choose ‘Share to Instagram Stories’ to get started.
One unique aspect of Deezer’s take on Instagram stories is the fact that you can share up to 5 lines of lyrics in the story. This could come in handy at those times when you want to put an extra emphasis on a specific portion of the song.
Streaming Services without Instagram Story Sharing
Currently, there are only two major streaming services that don’t support sharing songs to Instagram Stories. Out of the two, YouTube Music will soon join the others as it has been testing music sharing feature. There’s no word on the Amazon Music front though.
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- YouTube Music
Share Songs within Instagram
If you’re in a hurry, you’ll be glad to know that you can share songs using Instagram’s music feature without relying on third-party apps. However, do note that your song selection is limited to Instagram’s music library. To begin with, choose a background for your story and tap on the sticker button at the top right portion of the Story interface. From the options that appear now, choose ‘Music’.
In the search box, search for the song you’re interested to share and choose it when the results appear. You can either keep a thumbnail preview of the track or choose to show the lyrics.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix and match both of these features. For instance, you can take a screenshot of the player interface (a bit old-fashioned, I know) and choose the exact song from Instagram’s library. The result looks something like what you can see below. The reason why I prefer this method is that viewers can hear a portion of the song without opening the streaming service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I put music on my Instagram story?
You can choose to use Instagram’s music feature or use one of these apps like Spotify or Apple Music to share music on your Instagram Story.
How do I share my Spotify story with music on Instagram?
You can open the song on Spotify, tap Share, and choose Instagram to share the song from Spotify to Instagram.
Are all songs available on Instagram?
Instagram’s music library is fairly limited due to licensing deals. The availability of songs may also depend on your region.
Can you put your own music on Instagram story?
You can record yourself singing and post it as an Instagram story. If you’re an artist, you can share your song by following this guide from any of the streaming service.
How do I share my Spotify playlist with Instagram cover?
You can open your Spotify playlist, tap Share, and choose Instagram to share your Spotify playlist on Instagram.
Which is better Apple Music or Spotify?
If you’re in the Apple ecosystem, Apple Music should be your pick. On the other hand, if you’re someone who has a variety of devices and gadgets, Spotify offers great integration to seamlessly pick up right where you left off.
How do I put my Spotify link in my Instagram bio?
You can copy your Spotify profile’s link from Spotify and paste it in the Edit Profile -> Website section of the Instagram app to make it your Instagram bio.
Why can’t I share a song from Apple Music to Instagram?
Apple Music offers the option to share songs on both Android and iOS. The feature was first introduced with iOS 13.4.5. If you’re not getting it, make sure that your app is updated to the latest version available on App Store or Google Play Store.
Add Songs to Instagram Story from Android and iPhone
So, that’s how you can share songs to Instagram Stories. Do not forget to let us know if you found this helpful in the comments. Meanwhile, you might find a few useful tricks on our coverage of Instagram tips and tricks and the frequently updated list of new Instagram features that you should use.