How to Add Music to Snapchat? [Add Songs to Snaps/Stories]

Snapchat Stories have come a really long way. Streaks have become a part of our lives. One good way to upload a story or to maintain a streak when you have to nothing left to share is to add music to Snapchat. You can always play your favorite songs and post them in your Snaps and Stories.

If you don’t know how to do that, this post will guide you with the exact steps. Here, I will tell you how to add music to your Snapchat stories and snaps. So, you don’t have to send a ‘black screen’ to maintain a streak.

Does Snapchat have a Built-in Feature to Add Music/Songs?

Snapchat is known to roll-out new features every now and then. However, the app is yet to release a feature where we can ‘officially’ add music to our Snaps and Stories just like Instagram stories. For now, Snapchat DOES NOT have any built-in feature to add music. You have to use a special workaround if you want to do that. We’ll soon take a look at that.

Earlier, Snapchat didn’t allow you to play music while recording a Snap or Story. If you have tried it, you’d know that the audio playing would mute if you tap on the ‘record’ button of the Snapchat camera. But then, a year ago, they removed the restrictions and allowed users to play songs while recording through the Snapchat camera.

Can I Add Music to Snapchat Stories & Snaps?

Yes, you can definitely add music to your Snapchat stories and snaps. Since Snapchat allows you to play audio in the background while recording a snap or story, we can use this loophole to add music to Snapchat. It may sound a bit confusing bu the method is extremely simple. You can easily send your favorite songs to your friends via Snaps and Stories through this trick.

A lot of times you may not know what to upload on Snapchat, sending quirky music is a nice thing to do then. And, you don’t even have to wait for Snapchat to roll out a new feature for that.

How to Add Music to Snapchat Stories & Snaps?

Adding your favorite songs to Snaps and Stories is simple. There is nothing complex in that. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

Step-1: Go to the music player app (Spotify, default one, etc) you use to play songs on your smartphone.

Step-2: Find the song that you want to add to Snapchat. Play it and pause it a second before the section you want to add in your Snap.

Step-3: Now tap on the ‘Home’ button to minimize this app. Make sure you don’t close it.

Step-4: Next, open Snapchat.

Step-5: Select which camera (front or back) you want to use to record your snap. You can cover the camera with a finger if you don’t want to record anything but only want the music.

Step-6: Now swipe up from the bottom to access Control Center (for iOS users) or swipe down from the top to access the Notification Center (for Android users).

Step-7: You will see the paused song that you started earlier. Tap on ‘Play’ and quickly close the Control Center or Notification Center, and tap and hold the ‘Record’ button to start recording your snap.

Step-8: Once recorded, leave the ‘Record’ button. Snapchat will then play the video for you. If you can’t hear the song, see if the ‘mute’ button is active. If it is, unmute it.

Step-9: After making sure that the snap is fine, tap on the ‘arrow’ icon present in the lower right corner.

Step-10: Choose the friends with whom you want to share this snap, or select if you want to post it on your story. Once done, tap on the ‘Send’ button.

That’s it. This is how you add music to your Snaps and Stories. When your friends will open them, they will hear the music you have added.

Alternate Method: Use an External Music Player

There is one more way to add cool songs to your Snapchat stories. You must have seen the ‘car dashboard snaps’ where people are driving and songs are playing in the background. In a similar way, you can play a song on an external player like a Bluetooth music player, computer, or even another mobile, and then start recording a snap with your mobile.

To get the best quality, I’ll tell you a trick. Connect your earphones to the mobile playing the song, and put the ‘earcup’ of your earphones on the mic of the mobile recording the snap. In this way, your snap will have the clearest audio.

When will Snapchat Release the ‘Add Music’ Feature?

Ever since Instagram released the ‘Add Music’ feature to Instagram Stories, people are expecting Snapchat to do the same. Now, Snapchat has announced on 3rd August 2020, that they are working with top music publishers to roll out a new feature that will allow users to add music to their ‘Snaps.’ They are partnering with music companies like Warner Music Group, Universal Music, and more to release the feature.

In this feature, the users will be able to add music either before or after capturing or recording their photos or video via the Snapchat camera. And, the viewers who open the snap can swipe up to see the information about the song. They can also listen to it on a music streaming platform. This feature has already been released in Australia and New Zealand for testing.

News Source: Forbes.

Soon, they will roll it out for everyone worldwide. We can expect it to come on our devices by the end of this year, or early 2021. Whenever it comes, Snapchat is going to take the internet by storm.

Final Verdict

Sharing cool music via Snaps and Stories on Snapchat is ecstatic. This is how you can music to your snaps and stories on Snapchat. According to the reports, Snapchat will soon roll-out the ‘Add Music’ feature similar to Instagram and TikTok for everyone. You can wait for it to come. Until then, this is how you can share euphoric songs with your friends.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. If you have any doubts or suggestions, feel free to use the comment box.