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How to Save Instagram Story with Music (2024)

Learn how to download Instagram stories with music on iPhone and Android effortlessly. Explore native and third-party options for preserving your stories.

How to Save Instagram Story with Music (2024)

In short

  • Previously, it was not possible to save stories with music directly from the story creation screen on Instagram, but now you can also save them on your iPhone.
  • To save an Instagram story with music on Android and iOS, select the story you want to send in chat -> Swipe up to add music -> Select “Keep in chat” -> Send -> Long press on story -> Save.
  • There are also third-party tools like that allow you to download Instagram stories with music online.

You can create great Instagram Stories with photos, videos, music, filters, stickers, text, and more, but you can’t download Stories with music. why do you ask? This is primarily about music licensing and free distribution.

If you have any desire to save your Instagram stories with music, there are simple methods for doing so. The guide here will help you download Instagram stories with music without posting a video.

Additionally, you can save Instagram Stories with music without making your account public. With that in mind, let’s learn different ways to save Instagram Stories with music to your gallery.

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Download Instagram Stories with music to iPhone

As already mentioned, it’s the music license that prevents Instagram from directly offering the ability to download Stories with music.

However, in our testing, we found this to be easy to do on iOS. This wasn’t possible before and seems to be some kind of bug. Or maybe Instagram just rolled out this feature for iOS users? I don’t know. In any case, to download Instagram Stories with music using this method, follow these steps:

  • First, open Instagram and create a Story with photos, videos, stickers, and more. In this step, you will also need to add music.
  • Please don’t publish the story now. Instead, tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and select Save.

This will save your Instagram Story with music directly to your iPhone’s camera roll. Instagram on iOS doesn’t even prompt you to “Save without music?” which is weird. All you’ll see is that the application is handling the story and downloading it to your gadget.

Nonetheless, this cycle wasn’t quite as simple as it used to be, it wasn’t kind with Android. Now move on to the next section.

Download Instagram Stories with Music (Android and iOS)

As mentioned above, iOS users are likely unable to download stories with music from the story creation screen due to a bug.

This means Instagram may revert to its previous state. If you wake up one day and find that the easiest way to save stories directly to music doesn’t work on iOS, you can follow this complicated method. This does not require third-party intervention. Yes, it also works on Android devices. How to proceed:

  • Once you’re on Instagram and finished creating your story with music, instead of publishing your story, tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner.
  • Then select Save to save the story to your device’s camera roll.
  • Swipe right from the home page and go to the Messages section.
  • Now, open any of your chats with your close friends and tap the “Camera” icon in the bottom left.
  • Then use the gallery icon in the bottom left corner to select the story (video) you just downloaded. Swipe up to add music to your story. Next, make sure “Stay in chat” is selected in the bottom left.
  • Then tap Send in the bottom right to share your video with music within the chat.
  • Once the message is delivered, long press on the video to see different options and select Save to download the video to your gallery.

That’s all. You have successfully downloaded Instagram Stories with music to your Android or iOS smartphone.

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After publishing your Instagram Story, save it with music

If you’ve already published a story or want to save an old Instagram story with music, you can do it from the archive. This also works for private accounts without compromising quality. Follow the steps below to see how it works.

  • Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
  • Tap the burger menu in the upper right corner and select File from the spring-up menu. Archive stores all your past stories in the cloud. Then select the story you want to download. Then tap on the three dots icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Select “Save Video” in the pop-up. Stories are saved to your camera roll but do not include music.
  • Similar to the method above, send your story (downloaded video) as a message to your loved ones via DM and add music. Then enable the “Stay in chat” option in the bottom left corner. Finally, send the video to your friends.
  • Once your message has been delivered, long press on the video message and select Save from the options that appear. Then save your Instagram story with music.

Save Instagram Stories with music via third-party apps

Apart from the native method which is quite cumbersome, you can also save Instagram stories with music using third-party story viewer tools. However, please note that your Instagram account must be public to use the service.

Most third-party applications compel you to sign in with a username and secret word, so we suggest that you stay away from them. To shield your record from misuse, don’t enter your Instagram secret phrase into third-party applications. Still, let’s take a look at a useful tool you can use:

  • First, go to (visit) and enter your Instagram username. Then click “Download” and enter the captcha to get all your Instagram stories.
  • Then scroll down to find all of your recently posted Instagram Stories. Click “Save as Video” here and the story will be saved to your device along with the music.
  • If you want to save older stories, click #View Highlights and save the stories you want.

This is how to save Instagram stories with music. For most iOS users, the first trick is sufficient as it allows you to serve videos without making any compromises or losing quality. However, if this method stops working, you can resort to backup methods.

Mark Keats

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