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How to Add Music to Your Facebook Post

To add music to your Facebook post, you need to create a post and select a photo or video.

After you’ve selected a photo or video, tap on “Edit”, tap on “Music”, and select a song.

Lastly, tap on “Post” to post the photo or video!

Make sure to preview the music before you post it.

By default, the song’s lyrics will appear on the post as a sticker.

If you don’t want the lyrics to appear, you can tap on it and change it to the song’s title instead.

Here’s how to add music to your Facebook post.

  1. Create a post
  2. Select a photo or video
  3. Tap on “Edit”
  4. Tap on the “Music” icon
  5. Select music
  6. Post the photo or video

1. Create a post

What's on your mind?

The first step is to create a post on Facebook.

That way, you’ll be able to add music to it.

Firstly, open the Facebook app and log in to your account if you haven’t already.

You can also use the desktop version of Facebook for this.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll use the Facebook app.

Once you’re on the Facebook app, tap on “What’s on your mind”.

This will allow you to create a Facebook post.

2. Select a photo or video

Facebook post a photo or video

After you’ve tapped on “What’s on your mind”, you’ll land on the “Create post” page.

On the page, you’ll see multiple options.

This includes “Photo/video”, “Tag people”, “Feeling/Activity”, and more.

Before you can add music, you need to select a photo or a video.

To do so, tap on “Photo/video”.

3. Tap on “Edit”

Facebook edit photo

After you’ve tapped on “Photo/video”, your camera roll will open.

If it does not open, it means that you haven’t allowed Facebook to access your photos.

To allow Facebook to access your photos on an iPhone, navigate to Settings > Facebook > Photos > All Photos.

Now, you need to select a photo or video that you want to add music to.

Let’s say that you’ve selected a photo of a bird.

Once you’ve selected it, you’ll see an “Edit” button.

Tap on “Edit” to start editing the photo.

4. Tap on the “Music” icon

How to add music on a Facebook post

After you’ve tapped on “Edit”, the photo editing page will open.

Now, you’ll be able to edit the photo.

You can add music, crop the photo, add stickers, and more.

To start adding music to your Facebook post, tap on the “Music” icon at the top of the page.

5. Select a song

How to add a song to a Facebook post

After you’ve tapped on the “Music” icon at the top of the page, the “Music” menu will open.

Now, you’ll be able to see a list of music.

The list of music is recommended by Facebook to you.

Now, you need to search for the music that you want to add to your Facebook post and select it.

You can also search for the artist of the song or select one of the listed categories (e.g., Weekend, Birthday).

Alternatively, you add one of the recommended music by Facebook.

To expand the list of the recommended music, tap on “See All”.

Let’s say that you want to add “GOOD TIME” by Niko Moon.

If so, tap on “GOOD TIME” to add the song to your post.

6. Post the photo or video

Facebook create a post

After you’ve tapped on the music, it will be added to your Facebook post.

By default, the lyrics of the song will appear on the photo or video as a sticker.

You can start editing the sticker by tapping on it.

When you tap on the sticker, you’ll be able to change the type of it.

The first few sticker types allow you to change the font of the sticker.

If you don’t want to display the lyrics of the song, you can change the sticker type to the song’s name.

To do so, scroll to the extreme right of the sticker types.

Once you’re happy with how the music sticker looks, tap on “Done” to save your changes.

Now, you’ll be able to preview your Facebook post.

When you add music to a photo, it will be set to 13 seconds long.

Lastly, tap on “Post” to post the photo or video with music!

Conclusion

Facebook allows you to add music to your photo or video.

If you don’t have the option to add music, it means that it’s not available in your region.

If that’s the case, you need to wait until the music sticker is rolled out to you.

Alternatively, you can edit the photo or video before posting it on Facebook.

By doing so, you’ll be able to add music to your photo or video without needing the music sticker.

You can use free editing tools online for this.

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