Discover new ways to enjoy music and collaborate with other users on Instagram!
If you’re unfamiliar with Instagram, it’s a great place to connect with your friends and share your creativity through photos and reels, which are short videos. In some exciting news, Instagram has taken this a step further by adding some exciting new features. Now, you’ll not only be able to connect with your friends and other users through photos, but you’ll be able to incorporate music into the mix!
Let’s jump straight into Instagram’s new music features and how you can use them. If you’re not on Instagram already, why not? Jump onto one of the world’s fastest-growing platforms and start building new connections.
Adding a Soundtrack to Your Photo Carousels
It doesn’t matter if you’re sharing your latest outfits, your thoughts, or just some fantastic summer memories with your friends. A photo carousel on Instagram is a great way to do it.
What are photo carousels? Photo carousels are when you share multiple photos simultaneously, creating that classic carousel effect. Currently, Instagram allows you to share up to 10 photos at once in their carousel function.
However, now they’ve added an exciting new feature. Now, instead of just sharing photos in the carousel, you can enhance that experience by adding your own music to it. By building on their new ‘music to feed function’ for photos, Instagram now allows you to capture the true mood of your photos through the addition of music.
Imagine your posting photos from a party you attended together, and there was that one song that everyone loved dancing to. Well, now, you could potentially add that song or music to your photo carousel and genuinely capture the mood of the moment.
Collaborating on Posts and Reels Just Got Even Better
Instagram, along with other social media apps, understands the importance of its users, especially influencers and content creators, being able to collaborate together on posts and reels.
Now, you’ll be able to collaborate with up to three other influencers or friends to co-author reels, feed posts, and also carousels. When you invite your friends, and they accept that invitation to collaborate, your content will now be shown on each of the contributor’s feeds and profiles.
Don’t worry if you have a private account. Even if your account is private, you can still participate and be added as a collaborator on reels and posts on the platform. Private and public accounts can be added as collaborators, and if your account is private, you can invite anyone who follows you to collaborate on a post with you.
Join your Favorite Influencers and Content Creators on Reels
With the addition of the new ‘Add Yours’ sticker, any creator, influencer, or artist can invite their followers to participate in a silly or fun challenge or prompt on their reels. They can then choose their favorite contributions and share and celebrate their follower’s creativity with their other followers.
One of the great things about Instagram is that anyone can create and upload their own reels. It all comes down to how creative you can be and how original your content is.
With the new Add Yours prompt, you’ll be able to customize your reels, add your own prompt, and, with a little bit of luck, get noticed by the original creator. It’s an excellent way to get some exposure on your account, especially when you’re just getting started on the Instagram platform. If you have a public account,
Instagram is Planning on Adding More Music
There’s no denying that music is a key part of our lives. It’s just one of the ways that people can express their creativity and share it with others.
Over the coming weeks, Instagram will be adding its music library to more countries and also partnering with the team at Spotify in Brazil and Mexico to feature 50 of the most popular Instagram reel songs through a new Reels Music Chart on Spotify.
Stay tuned for more great features being added to the Instagram platform! If you’re a social media influencer or content creator, there are some great new features coming your way.