How To Upload Original Audio To Instagram

Hey there! So you want to know how to upload original audio to Instagram, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! As someone who loves sharing my own music and sound creations on Instagram, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Let’s dive right in!

Why Upload Original Audio?

First of all, why should you bother uploading original audio to Instagram instead of using the default library of music provided by the platform? Well, adding your own unique sound can help you stand out from the crowd and give your content a personal touch. Whether you’re a musician, a podcaster, or just someone who loves creating audio content, uploading original audio can help showcase your creativity and individuality.

The Requirements

Before we get into the steps, let’s talk about the requirements for uploading original audio to Instagram. Currently, Instagram supports audio files in the MP3 format with a maximum duration of 60 seconds. So make sure your audio file meets these specifications before you proceed.

The Steps

Step 1: Prepare Your Audio File

The first step is to prepare your audio file. Make sure it’s in the MP3 format and meets the maximum duration limit of 60 seconds. If you need to edit or convert your audio file, there are various software and online tools available that can help you do this. Once your audio file is ready, move on to the next step.

Step 2: Transfer Your Audio to Your Mobile Device

Since Instagram is primarily a mobile app, you’ll need to transfer your audio file to your mobile device. You can do this by connecting your device to your computer using a USB cable and transferring the file directly or by using cloud storage services like Google Drive or Dropbox. Choose the method that works best for you and make sure your audio file is accessible on your mobile device.

Step 3: Open Instagram and Start Creating a Post

Once your audio file is on your mobile device, open the Instagram app and start creating a new post. Choose the type of post you want to create, whether it’s a photo, video, or story.

Step 4: Add Your Original Audio

Now it’s time to add your original audio to your post. Tap on the “Add Media” button and select the photo or video you want to upload. Then, tap on the “Music” sticker or icon to access the music library.

Step 5: Select “Create a Sound”

In the music library, scroll to the end and you’ll find a button that says “Create a Sound.” Tap on it to access your device’s music library.

Step 6: Choose Your Original Audio File

In your device’s music library, locate and select your original audio file that you transferred earlier. Instagram will then analyze the file and let you trim it down to a maximum duration of 60 seconds. Trim the audio if needed and tap on “Done” when you’re finished.

Step 7: Finalize Your Post

Once you’ve added your original audio, you can proceed to add captions, tags, and any other elements you want to include in your post. When you’re satisfied with everything, tap on the “Share” button to publish your post.


And there you have it! Now you know how to upload original audio to Instagram. By following these steps, you can add your own unique sound to your posts and showcase your creativity. So go ahead, get creative, and let your original audio shine on Instagram!