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How to Add Audio to Reels: A Complete Guide for Instagram Users

Hi everyone, welcome to another article on how to make the most of your Instagram experience. In this article, we will show you how to add audio to Reels, the feature that lets you create and share short videos with music, effects, and other creative tools. Reels are similar to TikTok videos, but they are integrated into the Instagram app and have some unique features and limitations.

Adding audio to your Reels can help you showcase your personality, talent, or brand, and reach new audiences on Instagram. You can choose from a variety of songs from the Instagram music library, or use your own original audio by recording a Reel with it. You can also add voiceover, sound effects, and adjust the speed and timing of your audio. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of creating a Reel with audio, and share some tips and best practices for making your Reels stand out.

How to Create a Reel with Audio

To create a Reel with audio, you need to select the Reels option at the bottom of the Instagram camera. You will see a variety of editing tools on the left side of your screen, such as audio, effects, timer, align, and speed. You can use these tools to record and edit up to 90 seconds of video, either in one take or in multiple clips. You can also upload videos from your gallery and edit them with Reels tools.

Here are the steps to create a Reel with audio:

Step 1: Choose a song from the Instagram music library or use your own original audio

To add music to your Reel, you can tap on the audio icon and choose a song from the Instagram music library. You can use the search bar at the top to find the song you want, or browse through different categories and genres. You can also tap on "See More" to view more songs related to your search.

You can also use your own original audio by recording a Reel with it. To do this, simply record a video without tapping on the audio icon. Your original audio will be automatically added to your Reel. If you use original audio, it will be attributed to you, and other users can create Reels with your audio by selecting "Use Audio" from your Reel.

Step 2: Select the part of the song you want to use

After you tap on the song, you will see a slider at the bottom of the screen that lets you select the part of the song you want to use in your Reel. You can drag the slider left or right to choose the start and end point of your audio clip. You can also tap on the play button to preview the song before adding it to your Reel.

To make things easier, Instagram shows you the most popular part of the song with pink dots on the slider. This is usually the chorus or the hook of the song that most people use in their Reels. You can tap on these dots to quickly select the popular part of the song.

Step 3: Record or upload your video clips

Once you have selected your audio clip, you can start recording or uploading your video clips. To record a video clip, press and hold the capture button at the bottom of the screen. You will see a progress bar at the top that shows you how much time you have left for your Reel. You can release the capture button to stop recording.

To upload a video clip from your gallery, swipe up on the screen and select the video you want to use. You can trim or crop your video clip by using the slider at the bottom or pinching on the screen.

You can record or upload multiple video clips for your Reel, up to 90 seconds in total. You can also delete any video clip by tapping on it and selecting "Delete".

Step 4: Add effects, voiceover, and adjust speed and timing

After you have recorded or uploaded your video clips, you can add some extra flair to your Reel by using effects, voiceover, and speed and timing tools.

To add effects to your Reel, tap on the effects icon and choose from a variety of filters and stickers created by Instagram and other creators. You can also swipe left or right on the screen to switch between different effects while recording.

To add voiceover to your Reel, tap on the microphone icon and record your voice after you have recorded your video clips. You will see a slider that lets you adjust the volume of your voiceover and original audio.

To adjust speed and timing of your Reel, tap on the speed icon and choose from different options to speed up or slow down part of your video or audio. You can also tap on the timer icon and set a countdown before recording each clip, and choose the duration of each clip.

Step 5: Align objects from your previous clip before recording your next one

If you want to create seamless transitions for moments like outfit changes or adding new friends into your Reel, you can use the align tool. This tool helps you align objects from your previous clip before recording your next one.

To use the align tool, tap on the align icon and you will see a transparent image of the last frame of your previous clip. You can then move your camera to align the objects from the previous clip with the current one. This will help you create a smooth transition between clips.

Step 6: Preview and edit your Reel

Before you share your Reel, you can preview and edit it by tapping on the play button at the bottom of the screen. You can also tap on the scissors icon to trim or delete any video clip, or tap on the audio icon to change or edit your audio clip.

If you are not ready to share your Reel yet, you can save it as a draft by tapping on the back arrow at the top left corner and selecting "Save as Draft". You can access your drafts later by tapping on "Reels" in your profile.

Step 7: Share your Reel

When you are happy with your Reel, you can move to the share screen by tapping on the right arrow at the bottom right corner. Here, you can save a draft of your Reel, change the cover image, add a caption and hashtags, and tag your friends.

You can also choose whether to share your Reel with your followers on Feed, or with everyone on Instagram through Explore. If you have a public account, sharing your Reel on Explore can help you reach a wider audience and discover new trends. If you have a private account, only your followers can see your Reel.

To share your Reel, tap on "Share" at the bottom of the screen. Your Reel will be posted on your profile and on the Reels tab. You can also view and manage your Reels by tapping on "Reels" in your profile.

How to Watch and Interact with Other Users' Reels

Besides creating your own Reels, you can also watch and interact with other users' Reels. This can help you get inspired, learn new things, and have fun.

Here are some ways to watch and interact with other users' Reels:

Watch Reels from popular and trending accounts on Explore

To watch Reels from popular and trending accounts on Instagram, go to the Explore tab and tap on the Reels icon at the top. You will see a vertical feed of Reels from different accounts that Instagram thinks you might like. You can swipe up or down to switch between different Reels.

You can also tap on the screen to pause or resume a Reel, or tap on the sound icon to mute or unmute it. You can see the name of the account that created the Reel, the caption, and the song title at the bottom of the screen.

Watch Reels from specific hashtags or audio tracks

If you want to watch Reels from specific hashtags or audio tracks that interest you, you can use the search bar at the top of the Explore tab. For example, if you want to watch Reels related to #fitness, type in #fitness in the search bar and tap on "Reels". You will see a feed of Reels that use #fitness in their captions.

You can also search for specific audio tracks that are used in Reels. For example, if you want to watch Reels that use "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd, type in "Blinding Lights" in the search bar and tap on "Audio". You will see a feed of Reels that use "Blinding Lights" as their audio track.

Watch Reels from accounts that you follow or are interested in

If you want to watch Reels from accounts that you follow or are interested in, you can go to their profiles and tap on "Reels". You will see a grid of their Reels that you can browse through. You can also tap on any Reel to watch it in full screen mode.

You can also discover new accounts that create interesting Reels by tapping on "Use Audio" or "See More" from any Reel that catches your attention.This is the continuation of the article on how to add audio to Reels. I hope you are enjoying it so far. 😊

Like, comment, share, or save Reels that you like

When you watch a Reel that you like, you can show your appreciation and support by liking, commenting, sharing, or saving it. To do this, you can use the icons on the right side of the screen.

To like a Reel, tap on the heart icon. You will see the number of likes that the Reel has received. You can also double-tap on the screen to like a Reel.

To comment on a Reel, tap on the speech bubble icon. You will see the comments that other users have left on the Reel. You can also type your own comment and tap on "Post".

To share a Reel, tap on the paper plane icon. You will see different options to share the Reel with your friends or other apps. You can also copy the link of the Reel or report it if you find it inappropriate.

To save a Reel, tap on the bookmark icon. You will see a confirmation message that the Reel has been saved to your collection. You can access your saved Reels by tapping on "Saved" in your profile.

Follow the creators of the Reels that you like

If you want to see more Reels from the creators that you like, you can follow them by tapping on their profile picture or name at the bottom of the screen. You will see their profile page and their other posts and stories. You can also tap on "Follow" to start following them.

By following other users, you can stay updated with their latest Reels and content. You can also interact with them by sending them direct messages or mentioning them in your stories.

A Breakdown of Audio Options for Reels

As we have seen, adding audio to your Reels can make them more engaging and expressive. However, there are different types of audio options that you can use for your Reels, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this section, we will provide a detailed table breakdown of the audio options for Reels, and compare them based on their features and limitations.

Audio OptionDescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Instagram music libraryA collection of songs from various artists and genres that you can use for your Reels.- You can choose from a wide range of songs that suit your mood and theme.
- You can use popular songs that are trending or viral.
- You can easily find songs by using the search bar or browsing through categories.
- You may not be able to share your Reel in some countries due to music rights.
- You may not be able to use some songs due to age restrictions.
- You may not be able to customize or edit the song as much as you want.
Original audioYour own audio that you record with your video or upload from your gallery.- You can use your own voice, music, or sound effects.
- You can showcase your originality and creativity.
- You can let other users create Reels with your audio by selecting "Use Audio" from your Reel.
- Your audio may not be as clear or high-quality as the Instagram music library.
- Your audio may not be as catchy or appealing as popular songs.
- Your audio may be used by other users without your permission or credit.
VoiceoverYour voice that you record after you have recorded your video clips.- You can add narration, commentary, or explanation to your Reel.
- You can express your thoughts and feelings more directly.
- You can adjust the volume of your voiceover and original audio.
- Your voiceover may not sync well with your video clips.
- Your voiceover may not be audible enough if your original audio is too loud.
- Your voiceover may not be interesting enough if it is too long or boring.

FAQs about How to Add Audio to Reels

In this section, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how to add audio to Reels. If you have any other questions that are not covered here, feel free to leave a comment below and we will try our best to answer them.

How do I mute or unmute a Reel?

To mute or unmute a Reel, you can tap on the sound icon at the bottom of the screen. You will see a line across the icon when the Reel is muted, and no line when the Reel is unmuted. You can also mute or unmute a Reel by adjusting the volume of your device.

How do I change or edit the audio of my Reel after I have recorded it?

To change or edit the audio of your Reel after you have recorded it, you can tap on the audio icon at the bottom of the screen. You will see a slider that lets you select a different part of the song, or a button that lets you choose a different song from the Instagram music library. You can also tap on "Original Audio" to use your own audio that you recorded with your video.

How do I add multiple songs to my Reel?

To add multiple songs to your Reel, you need to record or upload multiple video clips for your Reel, and choose a different song for each clip. To do this, you can tap on the audio icon before recording each clip, and select a different song from the Instagram music library. You can also use your own original audio for each clip by recording a video without tapping on the audio icon.

How do I add sound effects to my Reel?

To add sound effects to your Reel, you can use the effects tool or the voiceover tool. To use the effects tool, tap on the effects icon and choose from a variety of filters and stickers that have sound effects. For example, you can use the "Clap" effect to add applause sounds to your Reel. To use the voiceover tool, tap on the microphone icon and record your own sound effects after you have recorded your video clips.

How do I create a Reel with someone else's audio?

To create a Reel with someone else's audio, you need to find a Reel that uses the audio that you want to use, and select "Use Audio" from it. To do this, you can go to the Explore tab and tap on the Reels icon at the top. You will see a feed of Reels from popular and trending accounts on Instagram. You can swipe up or down to switch between different Reels. When you find a Reel that uses the audio that you want to use, tap on it and select "Use Audio" at the bottom of the screen. You will be taken to the Reels camera where you can record or upload your video clips with that audio.

How do I find out who created the original audio of a Reel?

To find out who created the original audio of a Reel, you need to tap on the song title at the bottom of the screen. You will see a page that shows you all the Reels that use that audio track. You can scroll down to find the first Reel that used that audio track, which is usually the original creator. You can also tap on their profile picture or name to visit their profile and see their other posts and stories.

How do I remove or delete my original audio from Instagram?

To remove or delete your original audio from Instagram, you need to delete the Reel that contains your original audio. To do this, go to your profile and tap on "Reels". You will see a grid of your Reels that you can browse through. Tap on the Reel that contains your original audio and select "Delete". You will see a confirmation message that asks you if you want to delete your Reel. Tap on "Delete" again to confirm. Your original audio will be removed from Instagram along with your Reel.

How do I prevent other users from using my original audio for their Reels?

To prevent other users from using your original audio for their Reels, you need to have a private account. To do this, go to your profile and tap on "Settings". You will see a menu that shows you different options for your account. Tap on "Privacy" and then tap on "Account Privacy". You will see a toggle switch that lets you turn on or off private account. Turn on private account to make your account private. This will prevent other users from seeing or using your original audio for their Reels.

How do I report or block a user who uses my original audio without my permission or credit?

To report or block a user who uses your original audio without your permission or credit, you need to find their Reel that uses your original audio and report it or block them. To do this, go to their profile and tap on "Reels". You will see a grid of their Reels thatyou can browse through. Tap on the Reel that uses your original audio and select "Report" or "Block". You will see a menu that shows you different options for reporting or blocking the user. Choose the option that best suits your situation and follow the instructions. Reporting or blocking a user will prevent them from seeing or using your original audio for their Reels.

How do I download or save a Reel that I like?

To download or save a Reel that you like, you need to tap on the three dots icon at the bottom of the screen. You will see a menu that shows you different options for downloading or saving the Reel. Tap on "Save" to save the Reel to your collection, or tap on "Download" to save the Reel to your device. You can access your saved Reels by tapping on "Saved" in your profile, and your downloaded Reels by going to your device's gallery.

How do I make my Reels more popular and viral?

To make your Reels more popular and viral, you need to follow some tips and best practices that can help you create engaging and attractive Reels. Here are some of them:

- Use catchy and relevant songs that match your theme and mood.- Use effects and filters that enhance your video and add some fun.- Use voiceover to add narration, commentary, or explanation to your Reel.- Use speed and timing tools to create slow motion or fast motion effects.- Use align tool to create seamless transitions between clips.- Use hashtags, captions, and tags to describe your Reel and reach more audiences.- Share your Reel on Feed and Explore to increase your visibility and discoverability.- Engage with other users by liking, commenting, sharing, or saving their Reels.- Follow other users who create interesting Reels and get inspired by them.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this article on how to add audio to Reels. We have covered everything you need to know about creating, sharing, watching, and interacting with Reels with audio. We have also provided a detailed table breakdown of the audio options for Reels, and answered some of the most frequently asked questions about how to add audio to Reels.

Reels are a great way to showcase your personality, talent, or brand, and reach new audiences on Instagram. By adding audio to your Reels, you can make them more engaging and expressive. You can choose from a variety of songs from the Instagram music library, or use your own original audio by recording a Reel with it. You can also add voiceover, sound effects, and adjust the speed and timing of your audio.

If you have any questions or feedback about this article, feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you. And if you want to learn more about how to use Instagram features, check out our other articles on this website. Thank you for reading and happy Reeling! 😊

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