How to Add Music to Snapchat

Add your favorite songs to your video snaps

  • Launch Snapchat, tap the Camera, and tap the Musical Notes. Browse music or search a keyword. Tap Play to preview a song.
  • To use a song, tap Next. Use the slider to select a song portion, then take your Snap. You'll see a sticker with the song info.
  • You can also add music after taking a Snap. Another option: Tap + Create Sound in Featured Sounds to record your own sound.

This article explains how to add sounds to your Snapchat photo or video snaps using the built-in featured sounds or recording your own.

How to Add Featured Sounds to Your Snaps

Snapchat offers a selection of song clips you can automatically insert into your photo or video snaps. Unlike Tik Tok, Snapchat's featured sound library is relatively small. There is a search function, however, so you can search for specific songs or sounds.

  1. Launch Snapchat and tap the Camera icon.

  2. Tap Music (musical notes icon) from the menu on the top right.

  3. A Featured tab will open. You'll see a Playlists category with various genres as well as a Popular category with a list of tracks.

    Snapchat app with Camera icon, Musical notes icon, and Featured highlighted

    Other tabs in the music section include My Favorites, Recents, and My Sounds.

  4. Explore the genres and featured music available, or enter a keyword or song title into the Search field.

  5. Tap the Play button next to any track to preview the music.

    Snapchat app music options with search box and Play button highlighted
  6. When you decide on a track, tap the blue Next button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. You'll see a slider above the Record button allowing you to choose a snippet of the song to include in your Snap.

  8. Take your photo or record your video for your Snap. You'll see a sticker displaying the song title and artist. (You can reposition this sticker if you like.)

    Snapchat with music selection screen and Next highlighted, a sound slider highlighted, and the song sticker highlighted

    If you don't like how your Snap looks or sounds, tap the X icon to select a different sound or abandon it to start over from scratch.

  9. Continue editing or adding features like stickers and filters as you usually would usually, and then send the Snap or post it to your Story.

    If you've already taken or recorded a Snap, you can add the music afterward using these same steps.

How to Add Your Own Sounds to Your Snaps

If you don't find a sound you want to use from Snapchat's built-in featured music, you can record your own and automatically add it to your Snap.

  1. Navigate to Snapchat's music and sound options. On the Featured tab, tap + Create Sound.

  2. Tap Upload from Camera Roll to use sound from a video, or tap Record Sound. In this example, we'll select Record Sound.

  3. Tap the microphone to start recording your sound.

    Snapchat music options with Create Sound, Record Sound, and a microphone highlighted
  4. Tap Record button to stop recording.

  5. Name the sound and tap Save Sound.

    Snapchat create sound window with end recording, sound name, and Save Sound highlighted

    You can choose to make the sound public by toggling on the slider next to Make this sound public?

  6. To use the saved sound, tap the musical notes from the camera screen and then select the My Sounds tab

    Edit or delete a saved sound by long pressing on one of your saved sounds. Then select Edit to change its name or privacy setting or select Delete to remove it.

  7. Tap the Play button next to your sound, and then tap Next.

  8. Adjust the sound slider, if necessary, and then take or record your Snap. Add any filters or enhancements, and tap Send To to send your Snap with the custom sound.

    Snapchat with My Sounds, custom sound name, Next, and Send To highlighted
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