How to save Instagram story with music in gallery

How to save Instagram story with music in gallery?

Instagram stories are very famous today. Not all the time, you may need to publish your stories. Sometimes, you may feel a need to save the story and post it later. Instagram allows you to do so!

If you want to know how to save Instagram story with music in gallery, you are in the right place.

This article will discuss different methods for saving Instagram stories with music within Instagram and in your gallery. We will also discuss the limitations and other tools by which you can meet your objectives. In the end, we will check out answers to some frequently asked questions. 

But before you learn the different methods to save the Instagram story, let’s see how to create a story with music.

Create Instagram story with music

Follow some quick steps below and you will be able to add your favourite music track to Instagram story in no time.

  • If you don’t have the latest version of the Instagram app then download it on iOS or Android.
  • Now, open the Instagram story camera and take a photo or video. Or you can choose an existing photo or video from your library.
  • Once that’s done, choose the music sticker on your screen.
  • After tapping on the music sticker you will find thousands of songs from insta’s music library. Search for your preferred song and add it to your story. You can fast-forward or rewind through the track to choose your favourite part.
  • You can select the duration of the song. The maximum is 15 seconds. 
  • If lyrics are available they will be visible with your song. You can choose the font and the style as you want them to appear on the screen. 
  • Finally, you are ready to post your Instagram story. You can add hashtags, polls, and captions before posting your story. Tap the “Your Story” button and your story is ready for your followers to be seen. 

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How to save Instagram story with music in gallery?

Now let’s see the different methods to save your Instagram story with music in your gallery.

You can easily save your story in your camera roll on android or iPhone. Please follow the below steps to do so.

  • Open your Instagram app
  • Go to “Your Story”
  • Tap on the three dots in the bottom right corner of your screen
  • Save your story by tapping on “Save Story”
How to save Instagram story with music in gallery

Now when you go into your gallery, under the Instagram category you will find all your saved stories with and without music.

How to save Instagram story with music on Instagram?

You can also save your Instagram stories within Instagram (and not your gallery). Let’s check out the various methods to achieve the same. 

Save instagram story with music on Instagram on web-based applications

There are multiple Instagram story saver applications that you can try to save your story if you are using a web-based application.

  • Story Saver for Instagram
  • InstaStories Viewer
  • IG Live
  • Stories IG
  • EmbedStories

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Archive your story to save your story with music

Another method to save your story is to archive your story. Activating the archive option will automatically save all your stories on Instagram. Follow the below steps to activate the archive option.

  • Go to the “Settings” option on your Instagram story
  • Click on “Story Settings”
  • In the saving section, activate the option “Save to Archive” if you are an android user. Or “Save to Camera Roll” if you are an iOS user. 
How to save Instagram story with music in gallery

Choose the “Highlight” feature.

How to save Instagram story with music in gallery

The highlight feature will allow you to save your Instagram stories for you and your followers to enjoy forever. Follow the below steps, to save the Instagram stories in your highlight. 

  • Open the story or go to your archive section and click on “ Saved Stories” 
  • At the bottom of the story screen, tap on the highlight icon.
  • Now choose a “highlight category”. If you do not find any existing category relevant, create a new category by tapping on “Add New”.

If you want one of your archived stories to be chosen as the highlight, follow the steps below.

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  • Below your profile details, tap the “+” icon in the story highlights.
  • Choose any of the stories that you want to highlight and tap “Add”.
  • You can choose a cover photo/video, give a story name and tap on “Add”.
  • You can also add more photos or videos to your highlight with “Edit Highlight”.

Share your story as a post to save your story

One best option to save your story is to share it as your post. The story is available for only 24 hours whereas a post will be there for you on your Instagram feed whenever you want. To share your active story as a post, follow the steps below.

  • View your active story.
  • Click on the three dots at the bottom of the story and tap “Save”.
  • Select “Share as Post” to share your active story as a post.

How to Download Instagram Story With Music in Gallery After 24hrs?

Instagram stories remain only for 24 hours to view. Your and your follower’s stories will vanish after 24 hours. If you want to download one of your stories with music in the gallery after 24 hours then there’s a trick. You can save your Instagram story as the highlight and then save the highlighted story in your gallery for the future.

Below-mentioned steps will give you better clarity on how to save a highlighted story.

  • Open your Instagram app
  • Go to your profile screen in the bottom right corner
  • Tap on the “+” icon 
  • Choose the story that you want to save from the list of stories. Save the highlight.
  • Open the saved highlight.
  • Click the three dots icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on “Copy Link” to copy the link of your highlighted story.
  • Next, open your mobile browser and go to StorySaver Site.
  • Download the highlight by clicking on the “Download” option. The site might ask you for your username, and provide it for downloading the highlighted story.

How to save Instagram stories of others in your gallery?

Sometimes you may find the content of others’ stories interesting and would want to save their Instagram story. So, how can you do that? Well, Instagram doesn’t offer any direct features to save someone else’s story. In this case, you will have to use other third-party apps to save others’ stories. 

Story saver is one of the best sites designed to save stories. You just need the URL to the content and you can download the content and save it in your gallery. One thing to note here is that if the Instagrammer has disabled the copy URL functionality, then you wouldn’t be able to save the story.

Let’s see in detail how you can save someone else’s story using story saver.

  • Open the story saver site from your browser.
  • Enter the username of the user whose story you want to download.
  • Tap on “Download” and the story will be saved on your camera roll.

After a few minutes you can check your gallery or the file manager folder to check the downloaded Instagram story. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I save a reel with music in the gallery?

This is possible through a third-party app called “Repost Instagram”. You can find this app on Android Play Store. Once you download this app, you can tap on the reel’s share icon and copy the link. Paste the link in the input bar of the app and click download. This will save your reel in your local memory.

How can I save Instagram story on iOS?

On your Instagram app, open a story that is public. Copy the URL. On your safari browser open story saver. Enter the Instagram story URL, click Next, and then click download. You can also scroll down to save the story and click “Save as Video” to save the video/story in your gallery. 

What are the different apps/platforms that I can use to save my Instagram story with music?

Below are some of the third-party apps that you can use to save your Instagram stories with music in your gallery.

  • Story Saver for Instagram
  • InstaStories Viewer
  • IG Live
  • Stories IG
  • EmbedStories


I hope this article was useful for you. Next time when you want to save your Instagram story beyond a duration of 24 hours, you can use one of the above-described methods. If you don’t wish to save your stories in the gallery you can save them on Instagram for your future reference. 

Good that now you know how to save Instagram stories with music in the gallery. There are many such features of Instagram that you should know to use Instagram to its maximum potential. You will find many such articles and other articles on GoSocial. If you are an artist, you will enjoy surfing articles on GoSocial. Check them out here – GoSocial Blogs.

Keep on creating interesting stuff on Instagram and sharing them with your followers.

Keep smiling 🙂