Canadians can finally add music to their Instagram stories

Canadians are used to waiting a little longer than Americans to get new things.

But when even Europe beats you to it, well, that’s just not good.

Instagrammers in many parts of the world have been able to add music to their Stories for more than a year. The feature allows users to add a ‘music’ sticker to their Story that lets them choose from hundreds of thousands of songs. They can then choose a section of the song that plays over the photo or video being uploaded.


As of February 19th, Canadians finally have access to the feature, which is also available for Facebook.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, said its Canadian music feature will shine a light on Canadian musicians – “beloved icons, chart-topping artists, as well as indigenous artists.”

“Music has no language, and platforms like Facebook and Instagram allows it to transcend boundaries,” said Marie-Mai, platinum-selling Quebec pop singer-songwriter. “The launch of these new music features enables me to connect more deeply with fans, build my brand reaching new audiences, and gives my music a platform to be heard around the world.”

Here’s how music for Stories works:

  1. 1. Open the camera on Facebook or Instagram, or select a photo or video from your gallery,
    2. Touch the sticker icon, add the Music sticker and search from a library of songs.
  2. 3. If the song has lyrics, they will automatically pop up. You can use the lyrics as a reference point to select the section of the 4. song you’d like to include.
  3. 5. Tap the lyrics to change the animation and text style. Move the lyrics around, rotate or resize it like you would a normal sticker.