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How to add trending audio to Instagram reels

Can I add a sound to Instagram videos?

Unfortunately, due to API limitations from Instagram, it's NOT possible to select a sound when posting directly through a 3rd party app, like Publer.

In such cases, we recommend that you add a sound to the video before hand. After you have added the sound, you can upload the video to Publer, make any last minute changes, and then publish it directly through Publer.

However, if you want to add trending Instagram audio, then you will have to rely on the semi-automated and push-notifications solution mentioned below.


As a workaround, you can choose to get a reminder/push-notification on your phone on the scheduled time.

To add a sound to your Instagram video:

Go to Publer, select your Instagram account, choose the Reel option and upload your reel.
Choose Get a reminder option and schedule the video.
You will get a notification once the video is ready, and then you can proceed with adding a sound.
Make the last changes, and post your Instagram video.

For a more detailed guide, please follow the steps outlined on this article here. This semi-automated solution would let you finish posting the video using Instagram's editor, where you can add various elements to the video, including a trending audio.

Note: If you want to post Instagram reels directly, you cannot add a sound due to API limitations.

Updated on: 04/12/2023

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