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How to Fix Music Not Showing on Instagram Notes

Instagram Notes is a feature that allows users to share their thoughts using text and emojis.

Notes are short posts limited to 60 characters and can be shared with followers or people on the Close Friends list.

The notes appear at the top of recipients’ inboxes for 24 hours, and replies are received as direct messages.

This lightweight and casual feature provides a spontaneous way for users to express themselves and initiate conversations.

Recently, Instagram introduced the Music feature for Notes, which allows users to add songs to their Notes.

However, many users reported that the feature is missing on both iOS and Android devices.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the music feature not showing, missing, or not working on Instagram Notes.

Why can’t I add music on Instagram Notes?

You can’t add music on Instagram Notes because the feature is not rolled out to you yet.

Currently, the Music feature for Notes is in the testing phase.

This means that only a selected number of users will have the feature.

If you don’t have the feature, you need to wait until it’s rolled out to you.

Some users reported that they have Music in their secondary account but not their main account.

Hence, you can try switching accounts to see if you have the feature.

Other users reported that the feature doesn’t show up at all.

Instagram is known to release certain features to certain countries first.

For example, beta features are usually released to countries like the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Asia countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc., will get the update later.

How to fix Music not showing on Instagram Notes

To fix Music not showing on Instagram Notes, you need to update Instagram from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Alternatively, you can try to log in to a different Instagram account to see if you have the feature.

To update Instagram, open the App Store or Google Play Store, search for “Instagram”, and tap on “Update”.

After you’ve updated the app, open it and check if you have the Music feature.

To do so, open your direct messages, select “Your note”, tap on the Music icon, select the song that you want to add, tap on the tick icon, and tap on “Share”.

Before you tap on the tick icon, you can edit the portion of the song that you want to play.

Instagram users can see (but cannot listen) to the music that you’ve added from your Note.

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