How to add music to a Facebook story from an audio library
How to add music to a Facebook story with a video
How to add a custom video to a Facebook story
If you need more control, then you can add a custom video to a Facebook story. You can create a video using Movavi Video Editor and add a variety of different audio tracks and effects and blend the original audio and the music you want to add. It’s also a great option to edit the video.
Step 1. Install the video editing program
Launch the installation file for either macOS or Windows, depending on your operating system. Follow the on-screen instructions. After the program is successfully installed, it will open automatically.
Step 2. Add your video or selection of photos
Click the Add Files button. You can then navigate to the video file you want to use and add audio to. You can then drag the video or image from the Media Bin to the Timeline.
Step 3. Change the aspect ratio (optional)
The ideal aspect ratio for a Facebook story is usually 9:16. If your video has a different aspect ratio, you can easily change it. Under the preview window, find the list with the available aspect ratios and choose 9:16.
Step 4. Add music
First, make sure your audio track is saved on your computer as a standard audio file, such as an MP3. You won’t be able to add music directly from streaming platforms, so you will need to own the files specifically. Select Add Files and add the audio file in the same way that you added the video file.
Movavi also provides you with a choice of inbuilt audio options from the library. Open the Import tab and click Music to choose one of these audio files. Drag and drop either your own song from the Media Bin or an audio file from the Music menu.
If the audio track is not the right length, and you just want to use a smaller section of the song, you can cut it. Select the audio on the timeline, choose the sections you want and make a cut by clicking the Split button. You can then hit Delete on the parts that you don’t need.
Step 5. Add captions to your video (optional)
If you want to add titles or captions, simply click the Titles tab and select one of the many presets included. Next, drag and drop the preset onto the Titles Track.
Double-click the title on the timeline and change the text, alter the color, font, and size. Click Apply when you are ready, and this will set the titles.
Step 6. Add effects and filters (optional)
If you want to add filters, click the Filters menu and select from the list of options. To apply the filter to your video, drag it onto the video that is within the track.
There are also a bunch of effects available in the program, such as transitions, animation, slow motion, and much more. Check the tabs to find all the available tools and effects.
Step 7. Save the video
When the video is complete, click the Export button, and you will see the saving options. The best option is usually to save in an MP4 format, which makes it easy to transfer to a mobile device and then upload to your Facebook story. Keep in mind that the higher quality means larger file sizes.
Step 8. Add your video to a Facebook story
As we’ve already explained in this article, you won’t be able to do this directly on your computer, as the desktop version of Facebook only allows text and photo stories. You will need to transfer your MP4 to your mobile device. You can email it to yourself, airdrop the file, or use cloud storage to transfer the file.
Then, go to Facebook on your mobile app and click Create Story. You will have the option to upload the video directly from your camera roll or the Photos app. Remember that Facebook Story videos can only be up to 20 seconds long.
Movavi Video Editor
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: a 7-day trial period, a watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length.
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