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Music Stickers Coming to Instagram Stories

Instagram recently added the ability to add shopping links to one’s Instagram Stories. And that’s not enough to get you excited about Stories, another attractive new feature might be making its way to the app.

As reported by TechCrunch, Instagram’s Android app points towards a new “music stickers” capability. Users may be able to search for specific tracks, genres or artists in the future, and their selections will most likely play in the background of Instagram Story posts.


The code inside Instagram’s app has an unreleased “Search Music” feature built-in beside the location and friend-mention sticker search options inside Instagram Stories. These “music overlay stickers” can be searched using tabs for “Genres,” “Moods,” and “Trending.” Instagram could certainly change the feature before it is launched or scrap it all together. However, the clear value of music stickers and the fact that Instagram owned up to the Focus, Nametags and Video Calling features all within three months of us reporting their appearance in the code lends weight to an upcoming launch.



One might recall that Instagram’s owner, Facebook, had inked deals with every major label at the beginning of this year. The company has reportedly also negotiated an integration deal with 3rd party streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud. It should allow users to share music from their playlists onto their Stories.

In a response to TechCrunch’s questions about the feature, Instagram did not confirm music stickers, but said they are currently developing a focus-mode for taking portrait pictures, new scannable Nametags to make it easier to follow users, and video calls.

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