How to Find Trending Music for Instagram Reels
It’s safe to say the newest addition of Instagram Reels was inspired by the success of TikTok’s minute-long videos. These two platforms have become very closely connected in terms of trending sounds, and what is popular on one will typically transfer to the other.
Instagram Reels were implemented so that individuals could create short videos to engage with other users. With the combination of Instagram Reels, Lives and IGTV, there are more ways now than ever to grow your audience.
Reels specifically allow your content to be seen by many more people than your Instagram pictures might. Particularly, if your proﬁle is public, it is much easier for your Reels to end up on the Explore Page. If you create content that’s applicable to both pictures and videos, Instagram Reels may be the best way to diversify your proﬁle and increase your overall engagement levels.
With all that said, here’s what you need to know about catching trends, speciﬁcally when it comes to trending sounds!
How Do You Use Instagram Reels?
You can now create a Reel by going into the same section of Instagram that you would upload Stories or start Lives. Once you click on this button, Instagram will give you various editing tools, such as Eﬀects, Audios and Speed to customize your video as much as you’d like. You have many options for recording your Reels, and you can do it all at once or upload videos from your phone’s gallery.
These Reels can be as creative and engaging as you want them to be. When your video is ﬁnished, you can share it with your friends (if you have a private account) or all of Instagram (if you have a public account). However, we recommend turning your Instagram account to Public mode to reach a wider audience. When going through your Explore Page on Instagram, you will likely ﬁnd many other people’s Reels to look through for reference. This is what you will be striving for when making your account Public, as your videos just might be seen by thousands of people, if not more, through this Explore Page.
Reels can be a great way to increase your following or grow your audience due to this. Because people don’t need to be following your account to see them, you can ultimately draw users to your proﬁle this way.
But before you can do any of this, you might be asking yourselves, “how do I know what kind of content to create?”
TikTok has proven to have a signiﬁcant inﬂuence on Instagram content. Many trends we see on TikTok end up on Instagram in one form or another. But not all TikTok trends translate to Instagram perfectly (which, if we’re honest, isn’t necessarily a bad thing).
You might be wondering how you can decide what the best trend would be for you to hop on. By looking through trending sounds on both platforms, you can better understand the path you want to take for your content
It’s essential to keep in mind that even if you are hopping on a trend (whether through Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc.), you are still making it your own. As content creators of the social media world, it’s essential never to lose sight of your creativity and what you have to oﬀer that’s unique to you!
Music connects us in daily life and greatly inﬂuences how we can connect through social media. The songs and sounds that trend on TikTok are perfect examples of this. By following these trends and using these sounds in Instagram Reels, you might be surprised by how much traction your content gains. In many cases, short and sweet video content tends to do even better than pictures. When it comes to building your Instagram proﬁle, having a combination of pictures and videos will provide viewers with the variety many people prefer.
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