How to Add Your Own Audio to Instagram Story for Personalization? [Step by Step]

Social media influencers use Instagram stories regularly to engage with their audience. They may like to add their audio to these social media clips to give a personal touch to their stories. By doing so, these influencers will be able to deliver their message through simple clips. Moreover, this technique helps Instagrammers avoid putting static pictures or boring videos into their account. 

Throughout this article, we will familiarize you with the detailed method to record and integrate your audio with video for a personalized Instagram story. Therefore, go through these steps to learn how to add your voice to social media stories. 

Step 1. Record Your Voice or Add Pre-Recorded Audio 

Start the process of adding your audio to stories by recording your own voice through your desired audio recorder. You have the option to use a built-in recorder on your phone or download third-party applications, such as Voice Recorder Pro or Easy Voice Recorder. Whatever tool you may use for recording the voice, ensure that the output is of high quality with crisp sound. 

While recording the audio, you also need to use a good microphone to avoid background noise and record high-quality audio. For this purpose, we recommend you use Hollyland Lark MAX because of its long-range and innovative MaxTimbre Mic Technology. So, follow the steps below to record your voice using built-in or third-party voice recorders on your mobile. 

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  1. To record the audio on your mobile, access the “Tools” folder to reveal various utility apps. Now, press the “Recorder” icon to begin recording a new audio. 
access the voice recorder
  1. Once you enter this recording application, press the “Record” circle button present at the bottom of your screen. Then, start speaking in front of your microphone to add this audio to your Instagram story. 
start recording the audio
  1. Upon recording your desired audio, hit the “Stop” red square button to save the recorded voice. Now, rename the file so you can find it easily while editing the clip in the following steps. 
stop recording before 15 seconds 

Other than that, you get the option to use pre-recorded voice notes or sound clips to make your stories more enjoyable. Moreover, users can utilize songs or viral clips to add a touch of entertainment to their social media content. 

Step 2. Prepare Your Audio File for Instagram Stories 

Before you decide to merge recorded audio with video, you should prepare the voice clip for an optimized story creation process. Many online and offline tools can help you edit or convert audio clips in your desired format. Let’s go through the best tools that can assist you in preparing your audio for social media content. 

Edit Your Audio for a Customized Output 

When talking about audio editors, there are many tools available on Google Play Store and App Store to help you customize your voice. The best of these tools include AudioLab Audio Editor and Super Sound. Let’s take the example of the later application to optimize the recorded audio for an Instagram story. 

  1. Upon launching the Super Sound app on your mobile, click the “Edit Audio” option and add your voice recording to the application. 
enter edit audio feature 
  1. Now, press the “Voice Changer” feature on your screen to modify the voice. From here, you can vary the tone, tempo, and speed of your recorded audio to apply a desired audio effect. Then, tap on the “Confirm” button to save these audio effects. 
adjust the audio settings 

Convert Audio to Supported Format 

Users have the option to use various online audio converters, including FreeConvert and Convertio. Such online tools allow users to enjoy the free-of-cost audio conversion process. However, offline tools prove to be a safer option with additional conversion formats. These offline mobile applications, such as Super Sound and Audio Converter, let you convert recorded audio supported by the video editor we will use in the next step.  

Step 3. Add Audio to a Video or Image for Optimized Merging 

Professionals may prefer to use desktop tools like Wondershare Filmora or HitPaw Edimakor to merge recorded audio and video. However, beginners can use these easy-to-use mobile applications to add their voice to any video or image. 

Tools such as Filmigo [Android | iOS] and InShot make the process easier for users with no editing skills. So, follow the steps explained below to add audio to visual content using the InShot application. 

  1. After launching this application, hit the “Video” button and import your desired clip to this tool. Upon adding this video, you will see various video editing features on your screen. 
upload video for adding audio
  1. Now, press the “Music” icon to reach a new screen on your mobile. From here, switch to the “My Music” tab and click the “Open From” option to import your recorded voice clip to this tool.
import recorded audio from device 
  1. Once the audio is added, place it on the editing timeline to match the length of the video. Now, hit the “Play” icon to preview the file and the “Tick” icon to apply the changes to the video. Finally, press the “Save” button to successfully add the recorded audio to the video clip. 
preview video and save on your device 

Alternatively, you can play the recorded audio on the other device and record your video while the voice clip is playing. By doing so, users will be able to avoid all these complex steps to merge audio and video. However, the quality of the background audio may not be optimal as compared to the methods explained above. 

Step 4. Upload to Instagram Story

Upon preparing your clip with your own audio, let’s move further with the steps to upload this video on the Instagram story. For this purpose, you have to follow the steps explained below to finalize this complete process. 

  1. Once you launch the Instagram application, press the “Your Story” icon on the top-left of your screen. Alternatively, you swipe right to enter the screen to add an Instagram story. 
click the your story icon  
  1. Moving forward, tap on the “Gallery” icon on the bottom left of your screen to access all the available videos on your device. Now, choose your newly prepared video with your own audio for the Instagram app. 
upload prepared video from gallery  
  1. After adding the video, hit the “Text” icon to add written content to your video clip. In addition, you can also add effects and filters to make stories visually pleasing for the followers. 
add text and other effects  
  1. Finally, tap on the “Your Story” button to add this video clip to your Instagram account. Using all these steps, you can share the desired video with your own audio with your followers. 
publish your Instagram story 

FAQs Related to Adding Your Own Audio to Instagram Stories

Q1. Can I add audio to a photo on Instagram Story?

Yes, you can add audio to an image while uploading it on the Instagram story. For this purpose, you can utilize third-party applications like InShot. Other than that, users get to add music or other viral clips while uploading stories on Instagram. 

Q2. Why isn’t my audio file playing after uploading to Story?

Temporary glitches might be responsible for the lack of audio content while watching the Insta story. You can choose to restart the device or application to fix this particular issue. Moreover, copyrighted music may also be the reason why your audio file isn’t playing. 

Q3. How long can my audio be for an Instagram Story?

Your audio clip or song needs to be only 15 seconds long to fit the Insta story duration. Any audio lengthier than this duration will get trimmed when you attach it to your video or image. 

Q4. Can I add multiple audio clips to a single Story?

Yes, you can add multiple songs or recorded audio voices to your video by using applications such as Filmigo. After adding your desired audio files to the video, you can easily upload the clip as an Instagram story. 

Q5. Is it possible to adjust the audio volume in Instagram Stories?

While watching the stories on this social media platform, you can easily adjust the volume by using the volume-adjusting buttons on your device. To control the audio volume before uploading a video, you need to use third-party video editors. 

Q6. How do I add background music to my Instagram Story without covering the original audio?

Users who want to add background music while uploading a story on Instagram can click the “Sticker” icon to access various options. Now, hit the “Music” sticker and choose your desired song to add to your story.  

Q7. Why can’t I find the option to upload my audio on Instagram?

There is no option to add your audio when uploading the content on Instagram. However, you can use tools like Filmigo and InShot to perform this task. 

Q8. Are there copyright restrictions for using audio in Instagram Stories?

No, you will not face copyright infringement warnings by uploading only a short clip of any song on Instagram. However, you will face copyright restrictions after adding full-length music.  

Q9. Can viewers download the audio from my Instagram Story?

Yes, viewers will be able to download audio from Instagram stories with the help of third-party tools. However, there is no direct download button to save the audio file from the Instagram app.

Q10. How can I ensure the best sound quality for my audio in Instagram Stories?

Social media influencers can record the best quality sound by recording in a quiet environment with a good microphone. To enhance output quality further, they can utilize tools like Super Sound to apply the desired changes to the recorded audio.


After going through this article, you have learned the best way to add your own audio to Instagram stories. You can make use of all the third-party applications mentioned in this article to ease the process. While carrying out this process, you can ensure high-quality output with the combination of the best audio and video editors, like Super Sound and InShot. 


John Doe

John Doe

I am John, a tech enthusiast with a knack for breaking down complex camera, audio, and video technology. My expertise extends to social media and electronic gadgets, and I thrive on making the latest tech trends understandable and exciting for everyone. Sharing my knowledge through engaging content, I aim to connect with fellow tech lovers and novices alike, bringing the fascinating world of technology to life.

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