How to Add Song Lyrics to Instagram Reels

Here’s how you can add song lyrics to your Instagram Reels using a clever workaround.

How to Add Song Lyrics to Instagram Reels

Instagram has many fun built-in app features, including Instagram Reels. The feature allows users to create and share short, entertaining videos to their audience. Users can customize the reels in a variety of ways by adding audio, effects, and other creative tools. Since reels typically include music, you might be wondering how to add song lyrics to your Instagram Reels.

While it is possible to add song lyrics to Instagram Reels, it requires a little workaround. Currently, no feature directly inside Instagram Reels lets you add lyrics, but we’ll show you how to do it using a clever hack.

How to Add Song Lyrics to Instagram Reels

There is no feature inside Instagram Reels to add song lyrics to a video, but you can use Instagram Stories to create the video and then use that video for your reel.

To add song lyrics to Instagram Reels, create a video with lyrics using Instagram Stories, save the video, and reupload it as an Instagram Reel. Add the same song to your Instagram Reel to ensure the music syncs up.

  1. Launch Instagram on your device.
  2. Swipe to the right and record an Instagram Story.
  1. Tap on the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
  1. Tap on the Music sticker.
  1. Select a song you want to add to your story.

For some additional information, consider checking out our guide on how to add music to an Instagram Story.

  1. Tap on Done at the top right when you’re done editing the video.
  1. Tap on the three dots at the top right of the screen and tap Save.
  1. Exit out of the Instagram Story and swipe right to get to Instagram Reels.

See our guide on how to make an Instagram Reel if it’s your first time.

  1. Tap on the camera roll at the bottom left of the screen.
  1. Select the video with the lyrics you just created and saved.
  1. Tap on Add at the top right.
  1. Tap Audio on the left side of the screen.
  1. Choose the same song you used in your original video.
  1. Tap on Done at the top right and tap Next.

Your finished video should have some nicely synced-up music and lyrics. You can use the on-screen editor to fix it if it’s not synced up. Congratulations on using the power of Instagram Stories to add music to your Reel!

For more guides and walkthroughs, check out our Instagram Section.