Most of the video content we consume has music to go along with it: movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, Twitch streams. They ALL have background music.

Get started now: Use Kapwing's Add Audio tool to put music from YouTube, SoundCloud, or your own files directly into your videos for Facebook Stories.

While it’s pretty easy to add music to your story, you can only use tracks included in the built-in Facebook music library, and it's harder to add music to a prerecorded video. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it all: share a music-only story, add music as you record and mix a prerecorded video with the song of your choice.

Let’s get started.

How to create a music-only story

First, open the Facebook app and choose the ‘Create a Story’ option. Then, scroll through the panels and choose the ‘Music’ tab. Simply, search the song you want and share.

A GIF showing how to create a musical Facebook Story.

How to create a story with music

In the ‘Create Story’ screen, tap the camera icon and scroll to the music option at the bottom. Next, search what you want and tap the play button to record. Once you’re done, share with the world.

A GIF showing how to create a Facebook Story using a music library.

How to create a customized story with music

The above two approaches may not cover all types of musical Stories. There’s several reasons you want to create a customized story:

  • Facebook doesn’t offer the song you want
  • You already recorded the video
  • You recorded a custom song
  • You want to edit the video and music together

To do this, open the Kapwing Studio, a web-based application for every device. Next, upload your video by searching your device, drag and drop or pasting the link. Kapwing provides a full suite of editing tools to trim, adjust, crop and many more. So, edit the video exactly how you want.

When you’re ready to add music, choose ‘Audio’ at the top and upload the music. For this example, I copy and pasted the link from a music video on YouTube. Now, you can trim the audio from the song and adjust the volume of both sources.

A screenshot of the Kapwing Studio's audio editing screen.

When you’re done, click Export in the top right, wait for it to process and download the video straight to your device. If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final image.

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