How to Save Instagram Story with Music (2024 Working Methods)

While Instagram has a built-in feature for downloading stories, it doesn’t include the audio tracks embedded via Instagram’s music sticker for most users. If you are also one of those, worry not, as today you will see some of the best ways through which you can save Instagram story with music.

Instagram introduced the Stories feature in 2017, through which users can engage with their followers within a 24-hour window. Although you can create stunning stories with photos, videos, music, filters, stickers, texts, shoutouts, GIFs, and whatnot, it doesn’t allow you to save the story with music in your gallery.

It’s just because of music licensing and free distribution. Fret not, if you wish to download an Instagram story with music in your gallery, there are several ways to do so. Read on to check out the methods to achieve this.

How to Save Instagram Story With Music (Official Method)

As mentioned earlier, if you try to save an Instagram story, it will not save with music if you have used a music sticker. However, if you don’t use the music sticker, then the story will save with music in your gallery. To save it, just click on the three-dot icon and choose Save either before or after posting it.

But if you want to save an Instagram story with music that you have added through the music sticker, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: Wait, don’t go to add a story. Instead, open a DM for your friend or an alternate account.

Step 3: Click on the camera icon right before the message field.

Step 4: Create the story of your choice and add audio to it using the music sticker. On the bottom-left side, you will see an option. Tap on it until it says “Keep in chat.”

Step 5: Now, send the message in the chat.

Step 6: Long-press on the message you have sent and click More.

Step 7: From the available options, click on Save, and the video will save in your gallery with audio.

Note: If you have already created a story with audio, just download it without audio by tapping on the three-dot icon and clicking Save. Once downloaded, go to a chat, click on the camera icon, select the video, add the audio with the music sticker, and send it. Finally, long-press on it, then click Save, and it will be saved in your gallery with the audio.

How to Save Instagram Story With Music (By Screen Recording)

Another way through which you can save or download an Instagram story to your phone is by screen recording. This will allow you to get your and someone else’s Instagram story with audio. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Swipe down from the top to access the control center.

Step 2: Click on the screen record option.

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions and press the record button before playing an Instagram story.

Step 4: Once recorded successfully, stop the recording and trim it as per your convenience.

If your phone does not have a screen recorder built in, you can install and use a third-party app to screen record and save the story with music on your device.

How to Save Instagram Story With Music (Third-Party Website)

In addition to the above methods, you can also make use of third-party apps or websites to save Instagram stories with music on your device. There are hundreds of websites and applications that allow users to download the story, but I prefer and

To do so, copy the story link, then visit one of the websites, paste the URL, and click on the Download button to save it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How to Save an Instagram Story With Music That Was Not Added Through a Music Sticker?

If you have not added the audio to your story through the Instagram Music sticker, you can easily download it in your gallery either before or after publishing it. To do so, just tap on the three-dot icon and click the Save button. Once you do, the story will be saved in your phone’s gallery.

Q. Is There Any Way to Download a Private Account’s Instagram Story?

Yes. You can download private account’s Instagram stories with music only if you follow the account using a third-party website. Just log in to your Instagram account on a browser, then visit an online story downloader website like Paste the URL of the story, and it will give you a link. Open it in a new tab, copy all the text that appears on the page, and paste it on the website then tap the Download button.

Q. How to Download Someone’s Instagram Live Story?

Yes. The only way to download someone’s Instagram Live story is by screen recording it. Just start the recording and end it when the live story ends, then trim if you wish to and save it.

So, that’s how you can download or save an Instagram story with music. While you can save the story if you are not using the music sticker to add music, this guide is dedicated to those who want to download the story that has audio added using the Instagram Music sticker.

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Harsh Saxena

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