Snapchat is a great way of keeping your friends and followers entertained with current moments of your life. You can post several photos with very interesting filters and short videos that will thrill your contacts. However, to make it more entertaining and lively, you can decide to add music to your snaps. Here’s how to go about it.
Adding music to your Snaps
Integrating music into videos has always been difficult for Snapchat, which doesn’t let users upload pre-recorded videos or use third-party apps. But with the recent update to the app, Snapchat lets you play music on your device so it can be recorded in your video messages that you send to friends or post as stories.
The process is really easy. Here are the exact steps you need to follow:
- Download or update the Snapchat app on your device. For music recordings in your videos to work, you need to make sure you have the latest version of Snapchat. It’s available for both iOS and Android devices.
- Open up your favorite music app and play any track you want. Whether it’s iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, or any other app, as long as it plays music on your phone, you can use it with Snapchat.
- Open up Snapchat (with the music still playing on your device from your music app) and record your video message. Hold the big red button down to record your video message, and it will record all the music your device is playing at the same time.
After you’ve recorded your video, you can either go ahead and just post it, or you can check out the preview first. If you do it quickly, your video preview won’t be erased and you’ll still be able to post it. Quickly navigate away from the Snapchat app (without closing it down completely) so you can pause your music app and then go back to Snapchat to watch/listen to your video preview. If you’re happy with your video preview and the music playing along with it, go ahead and post it!
Please note that Snapchat records the music at a pretty high volume, so consider turning it down in your music app if you want your voice or other background sounds in your video to be heard through the music.
Although it’s not ideal to have to leave the Snapchat app to pause the music playing from another app, the addition of a music feature in Snapchat is something that brings it more up to speed with other competing social video apps—particularly Instagram.
Before this update, if you wanted the music to play in your Snapchat videos, you needed another device or computer to play it. Users also took advantage of the third-party music app before Snapchat cut off its access.