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Instagram is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and stories with their followers. Instagram supports multiple types...

Instagram is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and stories with their followers. Instagram supports multiple types of media, including text, images, videos, and audio.

One of the more recent Instagram features that has gained momentum is the ability to add a voiceover to an Instagram post or Instagram Reels. Let’s see how you can add a voice over to Instagram.

Firstly, Does Instagram Support Audio?

Absolutely! Instagram is not just about stunning photos and engaging videos. It has significantly extended its audio support over the years. For instance, you can add music to your Instagram Stories by clicking on the music icon, choose a song, and then select a specific part of that song to play. There's also the option to add sound effects to your posts.

With the introduction of Instagram Reels, a feature similar to TikTok, users can now create 15-second video clips set to music, original audio, or voiceovers. The voiceover feature is particularly interesting because it allows you to add your own voice to the video, giving a personalized touch to your Instagram post or Reels.

Can you add voice to an Instagram post or Instagram Reels?

Yes, you can! With the new features in the Instagram app, adding a voiceover to your Instagram post or Instagram Reels has become straightforward. Whether you are an Android user or an iOS enthusiast, this tutorial will help you add voice to your Instagram posts effectively.

5 Easy Steps to Add a Voice Over to an Instagram Post or Instagram Story

  1. Record your video: Open the Instagram app and tap on the "+" button at the bottom. Choose "Story" or "Reel" depending on what you want to create. Record your video by holding the red button. If you already have a video that you wish to use, you can upload it from your camera roll.
  2. Record your voiceover: After recording your video, you should see a microphone icon on the screen. Tap on it to start recording your voiceover. Instagram will play the video you just recorded, and you can speak into your phone to record your voiceover.
  3. Add voice effects and subtitles: Instagram also allows you to modify the sound of your voiceover with different voice effects. For a fun twist, you can change your voice to a robotic voice or sound like an announcer or a vocalist. Furthermore, you can also add subtitles or text to your video. Just click on the text bubble, type your text, and choose from various templates.
  4. Post your video: Once you're satisfied with your voiceover, hit the "Next" button, and then "Share." Your video with the voiceover will be posted on your Instagram Story or in the Reels tab depending on your initial choice.
  5. Use Text-to-Speech Feature (Optional): If you are not comfortable using your own voice, you can use the text-to-speech feature of Instagram. Write down the script in the text box, and then tap on the music note sticker. Here, select "text-to-speech," and Siri (on iPhone) or the default text-to-speech voice (on Android) will read out your text.

Remember, practice makes perfect. You might need to try a few times before getting a hang of these new features. But once you do, you will be a pro at adding voiceovers to your Instagram posts or reels!

In the world of social media where every post is a chance to express your creativity, voiceovers provide another layer of personalization and engagement. So, grab your phone, record audio, and start creating your unique Instagram posts and stories today.

Now, off to “the ‘Gram”, as the cool kids say.

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.