How to Add Music to Facebook Post


Have you seen others adding music to their Facebook stories and posts? It looks awesome! You can select a song and upload it directly to your story or post.

That way, the song’s lyrics will appear, and the track will sound in the background.

This adds a nice customization feature to your Facebook Story or post, but how do you use it?

In today’s guide on our page, we are going to show you everything you must know about:.

  • How to add music to Facebook post;
  • How does adding music to Facebook work?;
  • All you need to know to start adding music to Facebook right away.

What Are Facebook Music Sticker?

Music Stickers are a newly implemented feature on Facebook’s social media platform so that users can add their favorite songs directly to their posts or stories.

The Music Option allows users to include songs upon their media files.

Although not everyone can add stickers as of today, it is possible for most users to do it on photos, videos, and more.

It is worth noting that you can only add music that the artist allowed Facebook to add due to copyright issues.

Anyhow, features like these continue to make Facebook one of the most important social media platforms nowadays, and millions of users adding songs to their stories on a daily basis confirm exactly that.

How to Add Music to Facebook Post

Before starting, it is important to mention that you can only add music to Facebook post by using the Facebook application for Apple devices and Android phones.

Therefore, log in to your account, and let’s start editing the content you upload with your preferred songs immediately.

Step 1: Open the Facebook App and Tap Create Post

Open the Facebook app as you normally do, log in to your Facebook profile, and on the main home screen, select Create a Post.

Step 2: Select a Photo or Video to Upload and Tap Edit

Now, you will be redirected to the Editing Screen. Here, you need to select the photos or videos you want to play the song on.

You can also take a new photo or video with your Facebook camera - it is up to you! Anyway, simply select the photo, and continue creating interesting content.

Step 3: Tap Music and Select the Song or Track You Want to Add

Once you select the content, you will be redirected to the photo editing page.

Here, tap on Music, and a list of recommended music with multiple options will show at the top right corner of the screen.

Select the song you want to use in these listed categories, and add it to the post.

The song will appear right in the middle of the photo, so tap on the sticker icon to change its positioning if you want.

Use the slider left to hide or show the lyrics - it is up to you.

At last, tag people if you want, make your post shareable on Facebook, preview the content, and upload the post to your news feed so your friends can see it!

That’s how you add music to a photo or video file without a video editing tool - quite easy, isn’t it?

How to Add Music to Facebook Stories

It is also possible to add a music sticker to your story! This way, you can create content that will only last for 24 hours and will not remain uploaded on your main page.

This is also really useful if you want to use the Lip Sync Live feature on your Facebook Story, so without further ado, let’s do it!

Step 1: Open Facebook App and Tap Create Story

Open Facebook, log in to your profile, and tap on Create a Story.

Here, you will find multiple features that can be applied to both photos and videos.

Step 2: Select Music and Add Songs, Lyrics, or Tracks

First of all, you need to select the song that you want to add.

Browse through the multiple options available, and select a song you really like.

Step 3: Select the Photo or Video and Upload the Story

After selecting the song, you will be prompted to select a photo or video from your camera roll.

The music sticker will appear upon the video or photo.

Tap in it to move it around, select the time of the song that will play, preview the final result and upload it to your story.

It works just like adding music to a Facebook post, but you need to select the song first before the video or photo.

Why Can’t I Add Music to Facebook?

Some users are unable to add music to a Facebook post or story.

This happens due to three main reasons:

  1. Problems with your Internet connection: if your network is not working as it should, you won’t be able to add a song to a post or story whatsoever;
  2. The Facebook Music feature is not available to everyone: according to the Facebook Website, some users are unable to upload music, so you might as well not have the feature available at all;
  3. Update the Facebook iOs or Android app: since you need the app to upload music to a post or story, make sure that you are using the latest version of it before proceeding.

That’s all you need to know for now! Enjoy adding music to Facebook posts and stories, thanks to all the knowledge that GrowFollowing gave to you!


Can I Add Music to Facebook Desktop Version?

No. Officially, you can’t add music to a video or post on the Facebook Desktop Version - you need to do it on the Facebook App instead.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.