Snapchat has recently launched a new feature to add music and songs to Snapchat videos and pictures. Now Snapchat users can record a video while playing songs or music in the background, or they can also add music to any recorded video.

If you are wondering about the method to add music to a Snapchat video, stay with us. We are going to show you how to add music to Snapchat videos while recording or after recording.

Part 1: Add Songs and Music to any Snapchat Video During Recording

Snapchat cannot only make your video amazing by adding filters, but it is also perfect for adding music to your video during recording. You can add background music to your video without destroying the audio or video qualities. One more thing is worth mentioning; it is very simple and easy to use; even a beginner can use this Snapchat feature.

Steps on How to Add Music to a Snapchat Video While Recording

Step 1. Download and install Snapchat's latest version on your mobile. If you already have Snapchat on your mobile, then go to the Play Store (Android users) or App Store (iOS users) and check if your Snapchat app is updated or not. If not, then tap on Update to enjoy this feature.

Step 2. Once you have an updated version of Snapchat on your device, then open it and tap on the small Camera icon under the large Record button at the bottom of the recording screen. At the right-hand side of the screen, you will see some options with different icons in a column.

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Step 3. Tap on the third icon of the Music, and then different kinds of music playlists will appear on the screen. Snapchat will also recommend you the most trending music or songs, so you can also select anyone from them. Moreover, you will see a search bar at the top of the screen; it means you can also search for any of your favorite music or songs for recording videos.

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Step 4. Now, tap on any of the Music you want. The song or music will be selected, and a Camera screen will appear. Tap on the Record Button and hold it to record the video. The video will be recorded with the selected music in the background.

Step 5. Once you complete the video recording, tap on the Save button at the bottom of the screen, and the video will be saved to your Memories or Camera Roll along with the song.

Part 2: Why Can't I Find the Music Note on My Snapchat?

If you want to add music to video during recordings but are not able to see any music icon on your Snapchat screen, then do not worry. Here are some basic tips to follow for having a music icon on your Snapchat screen.


It usually happens if the application is not updated. Go to Play Store (for Android users) or App Store (for iOS users) and check whether your Snapchat app is updated or not. If your app is not updated, then you will see an option Update; tap on Update, and a fresh Snapchat version with new features will be installed on your device within a few minutes.

If your Snapchat is updated and you do not see the music icon on your Snapchat screen, then you should wait for the Snapchat server to detect your app's problem. Once Snapchat detects your app problem in the server, then it will be automatically fixed.

Moreover, you can also try to fix the issue by reinstalling the Snapchat app. It can also solve your problem. The last option is contacting the support team.

Part 3: Add Music to Snapchat After Recording

If you have recorded a video in a hurry and forgot to add music while recording, then do not worry because the Snapchat video editing feature allows you to add songs or music to any recorded video. Adding songs while recording videos is quite easy, and we have discussed it in detail, but adding songs or music to a recorded video is also a very simple and effortless activity.

Steps on How to Add Music to a Snapchat Video After Recording

Step 1. Make sure to install the latest version of Snapchat on your device and then open it. On the Camera screen, you will see a large Recording button at the bottom.

Step 2. Using the front or back camera of your mobile, record a video on Snapchat. Once you finish the recording, you can save the video to your Memories or Camera Roll. The video can be directly edited to add music just after recording it, or you can also record, save and then edit the video to add music.

Step 3. If you are adding a song to any saved video, then go to your Memories or Camera Roll, and tap on the video you want to be played with the song (in the background). You will see three dots at the top of your video screen, tap on those three dots and select Edit Snap. Your video will start playing on the editing screen. Now, from the right column of icons, tap on the Music icon and select any music or song for your video.

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Step 4. Tap on any music, and it will start playing with your video. On this screen, you can trim the song according to your video. After trimming the song, tap on the small Yellow Tick, and the song will be set as the background music of your video.

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Step 5. After adding music or song, tap on the Save button, and enjoy your recorded video with your desired music or song.

Part 4: 5 Tips for Adding Music to Snapchat Video

If you are thinking about adding music to your video, then you will surely make it more meaningful and engaging. But do you know how to choose the correct song or that suits your video? If not, then these are the five tips to keep in mind before adding music to your video.

1: Foreground or Background:

Understand the kind of music you are searching for. Foreground music is used in videos in which people just show their activities without saying anything. In this case, you can choose loud music that suits your activity accurately. On the other hand, Background music is used to be played with talk sessions or with video's real sounds. In such a case, you should go with the soft kind of music.

2: Music or Song Track:

Try to figure out the best music track according to your video. For instance, a video with energetic and positive content should be played with any peppy or happy music or song. On the other hand, any video with serious or sad content should have a somber kind of musical tone.

3: Volume Management:

For making or editing a video like a professional, you will have to take care of the music and video's original volume settings according to situations. For foreground music, you should keep the volume of music high. So, the viewers will enjoy the video with high music. In the case of background music, you should keep the volume of music low. In this way, the viewers will completely understand the activities in the video with soft music background.

4: Take Care of Lyrics:

Always take care of lyrics because it matters a lot for making a video actually emotion-provoking. If you are editing a video with captions, voice-over, or explaining something, then never add music with lyrics. It will make your viewers unable to understand your video. You can add lyrics and words to videos for aesthetic purposes like natural scenery containing videos or slideshow videos.

5: A Good Video Editor:

Always choose an excellent video editor to add music to your videos. We recommend using Filme for this purpose because it can edit your videos without destroying the quality. Moreover, you can also use Snapchat to add music to your videos by using the simple steps explained in Part 1 and Part 3.

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Part 5. Add Music to Video Before Uploading to Snapchat – Filme

Filme is a multipurpose video editor for Windows and macOS. As it is a desktop video editor, it has every tool you need for video editing. It can make video editing easy for content creators.


  • You can add music to the audio tracks, and there can be multiple audio tracks. Thus, you can mix music and sound effects.
  • You can add music from Filme's library. There are many tracks available.
  • The voice changer is commendable. You can use it to change your voice in real-time and change the voice of any recorded audio.
  • You can add effects, transitions, text, filters, stickers, and GIFs to your videos.
  • The video can be exported in the desired format. You can select the format according to Snapchat or any other platform.

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How to Add Music to Snapchat Video Using Filme

Step 1. Open Filme. Click on File and go to New Project. Select the aspect ratio 9:16 for Snapchat.

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Step 2. Go to the Media menu and import the video you like to edit. You can also import music or any other file at this stage.

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Step 3. Drag the video to the timeline. Now, drag the music that you want to add. You can position them as you like and trim their edges. Drag the corners to trim audio or video.

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Step 4. Now, you can make more changes if you like. You can add text, effects, transitions, or anything you like. You can also use the voice changer to change the voice of the audio.

Step 5. Go to Export > Export Video. Select the file format and other settings. Finally, click on Export.

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Final Words:

Snapchat can be used for various purposes like recording, editing, and sharing videos and pictures. With so many other features, Snapchat has also enabled its users to add music to their videos during or after recording. Snapchat does the job well, but you need to learn some tips before adding music to any video. We have listed the tips through which you can select the perfect music for your video. If you want to edit your videos professionally, you can use Filme. The advanced features of Filme are commendable, and they can help your video stand out from the crowd.

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