How to Add Music to Snapchat Videos

Dec 11, 2016 - 6 Comments


Have you ever wanted to add music to your Snapchat videos? If you’re a heavy Snapchat user, then of course you have wanted to put a song to play in the background of a video. Adding music to your Snaps offers a great way to further add personality to your Snapchat stories and videos.

We’ll show you how to add music to your snaps, it can be any music or song played from any app on your device.

How to Add Music to Snapchat Videos

Essentially what you are doing is playing a song, video, or other music source, and recording your Snap simultaneously. This is easily accomplished with Control Center, here’s what to do:

  1. Open Music app, Spotify, or whatever else you use to play music and start playing a song, turn the volume up loud for best results
  2. Open Snapchat app
  3. Now swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center and press the Play button in the music screen of Control Center to start playing the song again
  4. Add music to Snapchat by playing a song from Control Center

  5. Swipe down to hide Control Center
  6. Record and capture your Snap within Snapchat as usual
  7. Record your Snapchat video with music playing in the background to add a song to Snap

  8. Post the Snap to your Snapchat Story or send to a friend

Amazing, now your snap has music playing in the background.

One little tip: if you want to add a specific section of a song into the background of a Snapchat video, queue that portion of the song up first in the music playing app, then pause the song, then switch to Snapchat to activate Control Center and start playing the song in the position you want to record. Now when you capture the song, it won’t start playing from the beginning or a random point in the song, the music will start where you paused it and record the snap from there.

This works with any of the major music apps, whether Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube playing in the background of iOS, even recordings captured in Voice Memos, so where ever you can find a music source you can add it to your snaps this way.

What cooler way to make your snaps even better than adding some music or a soundtrack to Snapchat videos? I’m sure something will supersede a song as background music, but until then this is about the pinnacle of backdrop setting noise.

Of course not everyone is into Snapchat so this won’t apply to everyone. But for those who more or less live in Snapchat like most kids, youth, and millennials seem to anyway, you’ll almost certainly love adding music to your snaps and videos. And if you get fed up with the entire Snapchat thing, you can delete a Snapchat account instead and opt-out of the whole experience. That’s OK too.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Vivian says:

    Pls Ve done what is necessary and recorded my music but the music icon is dead on my gallery, so the video is showing but music not playing out

  2. Lizeth says:

    music to your snapchat, this is how it is

  3. N says:

    The control center music button reverts to only playing music that is downloaded into the phone. Ex. I’m playing the Promise on YouTube, I pause it, then open snap app. I scroll up from bottom to reveal control center and the music button shows a song stored in my music library in phone and not the YouTube song

  4. Aj says:

    This just brings up previous snaps or the flashlight, airplay, etc. multiple help websites give the same tip, but only to reveal the same result… I’ve tried endless variations of ‘upswipes.’ Same result. Dub T F?

    • ioTN says:

      Yes you play music from Control Center, try it out and read the directions to add music to your snapchat, this is how it is done.

  5. malike says:


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