Instagram Music Isnâ€™t Available in Your Region? Hereâ€™s How to Get it.
From time to time, you may have come across Instagram stories that have “music” in them. But when you play, the app says, “Instagram music is not available in your area.” Well, Instagram Music is the latest addition to Instagram Stories that lets you add a short music video. Tapping it plays the song and users can choose to reply with a message or share the song with their own story.
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So now if you are wondering, “Why can’t I add music to my Instagram story?” It turns out that Instagram has only released this feature in a few countries such as: Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, UK and USA . If you live outside of one of these countries, you can neither listen to other people’s Instagram music nor create your own. Fortunately, there is a workaround that allows you to not only listen to other people’s musical stories, but even create them. Let’s see how you do it.
It is not Spotify Music
Instagram Music is different from the Spotify Music stories you’ve watched on your Instagram feed. Unlike Instagram Music, Spotify simply lets you put the album art of the song you are listening to on Spotify. There is no sound in these stories. If you want to add one of these, go to Spotify and play the song, then click the options button in the top right corner. Then click the Share button and select Instagram Stories. It will open the Instagram app and put the album art as a preview of the story and you can post it as your story or DM to your friends.
Like Spotify, Instagram Music is licensed by record companies and can only be released in those regions. To get around this geographic restriction and access Instagram music, we need a good VPN app. Well, there are more steps than just enabling the VPN. It works on both Andriod and iOS devices.
Instagram Music is not available in your region – Fix
First, uninstall the Instagram app from your device. This is very important because the application logs a log in your country when you launch the application for the first time.
After uninstalling the app, enable VPN on your phone. I am using Smart DNS Proxy, but you can use any VPN and it should work fine. SurfEasy is a free alternative if you don’t need a paid VPN. Make sure you connect to the server from the following countries, otherwise you won’t see the music button.
List of countries: Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, UK and USA.
Once your VPN is up, head over to the Play Store and install Instagram again. Once the installation is complete, log into your account.
Now press the Add Story button or swipe right on the home screen in the Instagram app. Now look at the bottom left corner, you will see the Music tab. You can record a video by pressing a button and then selecting the music of your choice.
You can only add a short 15 second music clip to your stories and adjust the slider to select your favorite part of the song. Pretty neat, right?
What’s more, you can also add music to still pictures. Go to your story and take a photo as usual. Press the sticker button and select Music. Find your favorite track, go to your favorite section and add it. Viola, publish the story.
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You can move the music tile around the story page and place it anywhere you want. It will be displayed as a still image. However, these Instagram Stories will display the â€œInstagram music not available in your regionâ€ error if the person viewing your story is not from one of these countries. For users who use this method or from these countries, a story with the music being played will be shown.
Instagram is not available in your region – fixed
That’s it, if you followed all the steps correctly, you will see a music button in Instagram Stories. I agree that this is not the fastest and most reliable way to add music to your Instagram Stories. But this is the only method that works if you do not live in these countries. Give it a try and let us know if it works in the comments below or if you have a better way to write this tweet.
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