Instagram is all about catchy music, trending songs, and dancing videos these days! If you want good reach with your content, you have to get on the reels bandwagon.

But creating reels with catchy music on Instagram can be a little confusing. Especially if you’re a new user, you may find it challenging to add songs to your own story.

To make it easier for you, in this post, we’ll show you, how to save music on Instagram easily.

Let’s dive right into it.

Can You Really Save Music on Instagram?

The short answer is yes, you can. However, this answer has some “ifs” and “buts!” 

For instance, you can save music or audio on the Instagram app and later use it on your Reels or Story. But, if you’re using Instagram’s Business Account, chances are you won’t get the save button in most music clips. 

Because of copyright issues, Instagram hasn’t introduced the save audio feature in the business account properly yet. So, if you want to save some music for the future, first switch to a personal or creator’s account. 

Also, you can only save music on the Instagram app. If you’ve logged into your account on, you won’t get the option to save any audio or music. 

How to Save Music on Instagram (Step-By-Step)

You can easily save music on Instagram from any reels you like. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your mobile device 

Step 2: Now open a reel with music you’d like to save for the future. 

Step 3: At the bottom of the reel video, you will notice the title of the song. Tap on the title. 

Instagram music

Step 4: The Audio page will appear on your screen. On that page, tap on the Save Audio button. 

Save instagram music

That’s it! Your music will be saved on the app. You can access it whenever you want by visiting the Saved folder on Instagram settings. 

There’s another method you can try to save music on Instagram. But, to make this method work, first, you have to know or identify the music you want to save. Then, follow the steps below: 

  • Type the music or audio name on Instagram’s search bar. 
  • On the search results page, tap on the Audio option located right under the search bar. 

Search music on instagram

  • In the Audio tab, look for the music you want to save. 
  • Tap on the music title.
  • Tap on the Save Audio button. 

Save instagram audio

How to Use Saved Instagram Music on Story

There’s no direct way to add saved music or songs to your Instagram Story. You have to save the music from your favorite reel, then remember the music title and later use it while creating the story. 

Let’s see how you can do this:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and select a reel whose music you want to use in your story. 

Step 2: Tap on the music title, which you can find at the bottom of the reel. 

Step 3: Now, you can either remember the music title to search for it later or save the music to your profile by following the steps we’ve mentioned earlier. 

Step 4: Next, go back to your home screen and tap the + icon at the top or swipe right to open the camera for creating your story. 

Instagram Story

Step 5: Now, you can record a video or click a photo to share. You can also choose a photo from the gallery. 

Step 6: While editing the story, tap on the sticker icon at the top of your screen. From the sticker library, tap on the music sticker

Music on instagram story

Step 7: A search bar will appear where you can type the title of the music you’ve remembered or check out the saved music section.

Use Saved Instagram Music on Story

Step 8: Adjust and customize the music duration and display format to add it to your story. Tap the Done button once you’re satisfied with the edits. 

Use music on Insta story

Step 9: Tap the Your story button to post it on your profile. 

Now your followers will be able to hear the music you’ve added to your story. 

How to Use Saved Instagram Music on Reels

If you want to use one of your saved Instagram music on reels, follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Go to your Instagram profile and tap the + icon on the top of your screen. 

Step 2: Tap the Reel option

Step 3: Tap the music or audio icon. You can find the icon on the left side of your screen.

Instagram reels

Step 4: Now tap on the Saved button

Use music on instagram reels

Step 5: Search and select the music you wish to add to your reel from the saved audio & music section.

Step 6: Tap the Done button to complete the process.  

use saved instagram music on reels

How to Find Saved Instagram Music

If you’re finding it a little confusing to access the saved music on Instagram, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and navigate to your profile. 

Step 2: On your profile page, tap the three-dot line from the top of the screen. 

Step 3: Tap on the Saved option

Instagram saved music

Step 4: Now tap the Audio folder

Saved instagram audio

And that’s all! You’ll find all your saved music in the audio folder.

Why Can’t You Save Music on Instagram?

Sometimes the save audio button doesn’t appear on all the music on Instagram. And it’s frustrating! 

The most common reason behind this issue is having a business account. As we have already mentioned earlier in this post, Instagram doesn’t allow you to save audio in business accounts. So, first, switch your account type. 

But if you’re using a creator’s account but still unable to save music, chances are the app is facing some technical errors. 

Well, whatever the reason is, thankfully, a few workarounds can make the save audio button appear on your app. 

So, make sure to try out these workarounds: 

  • Update your Instagram app to the latest version. 
  • Uninstall and reinstall the app.
  • Sign out of Instagram and log in again. 

Lastly, if the music or audio you want to save is from a user who has recorded original music and protected it, you can’t share or save it. 

Wrapping Up

And that’s how you can save music on Instagram.

Instagram has introduced a lot of great and fun features over the years. 

Unfortunately, the save audio feature isn’t available on Business Accounts. So, most users get confused when they can’t save or use the music on their reels or stories.  

But Instagram is constantly evolving with time. And probably they’ll soon launch this feature on business accounts as well. 

But for now, you can save your favorite music and use it on your reels using the steps we’ve mentioned in this post. 

And if you face any issues while following the steps, make sure to let us know in the comments.