Sharing music is a great way to start a conversation or find new friends. With iOS 13.5 and newer, you can share the songs you listen to on Instagram or your Facebook stories directly from the Apple Music app.
Spotify always shows the great sharing integration lost from Apple Music. In fact, many Apple Music users use third-party applications to post music to their social stories. With the new Apple Music update, all that has changed.
How to share from Apple Music to Instagram or Facebook
You can share artists, albums, playlists and individual songs using the Apple Music application. All you need to do is tap Three Dots (…) wherever you see it in the Apple Music app, then choose to Share from the action sheet that appears.
If you want to share music with your Instagram or Facebook stories – instead of just adding a link in the status update – you should still use albums, playlists or songs. Unfortunately, you cannot share the artist in your story.
To share an album or playlist, open in the Apple Music app, then tap Three Dots at the top of the screen. Or, tap and hold on an album or playlist from your library to open the Quick Actions menu. Select to Share Album or Share Playlist from the menu that appears.
To share certain songs, tap and hold on the Apple Music app to open the Quick Actions menu. Alternatively, start playing the song, then tap the name at the bottom of the screen and tap the Three Dots next to the song name. Select to Share from the menu that appears.
After opening Share Sheet on Apple Music, tap the Instagram or Facebook icon in the second row to share music with your story in the application. You may need to scroll horizontally through the second line to find the right icon.
Tap the application icon that you want to share music with.
How to add Instagram and Facebook to the Sharing Sheet
After opening the Share Sheet on Apple Music, you should be able to see the Instagram and Facebook icons in the second row. If it’s missing, you can adjust your Share Sheet to make it appear.
Scroll to the end of the second row in the Share Sheet, then tap Other. This opens a list with each application that you can add to the Share Sheet, tap Edit to make changes. Use the Add (+) button next to Instagram and Facebook to add it to your Favorites.
You can also drag and drop your Favorite applications to change their order.
If Instagram and Facebook still don’t appear, make sure you download and install the app from the App Store first. Then open each application yourself and log in to your account.
Share from Apple Music to your Instagram Story
After you tap the Instagram button on the Apple Music Sharing Sheet, your iPhone opens a new page in the Instagram application that shows the music you want to share.
Apple Music automatically makes the background blurry from the right dimensions that match the colors of the artwork. This also includes an Apple Music link that your followers can tap to open that song, album or playlist on Apple Music.
Use the Instagram button at the top of the screen to add stickers, draw pictures, or insert text to your story. You can also drag Apple Music artwork to shrink, rotate, or move it across the screen.
At the bottom of the screen, choose to share this post with Your Stories or Your Close Friends. Or select Send to a specific person.
Anyone who sees your story can tap the Play on Apple Music button at the top of the screen to open the song, album or playlist in the Apple Music app on their device.
Share from Apple Music to your Facebook Story
Just like Instagram, Apple Music opens the Facebook application if you choose to share music with your Facebook story. By doing that, Apple Music creates the right dimensional background for Facebook that shows a blurry color that matches the album cover for that music.
You can drag and drop on the album cover itself to shrink, enlarge, rotate, or move it. You can also use the buttons at the top of the screen to cut the length of the video, add stickers, insert text, draw pictures, or tag friends.
Use the Effects button in the lower left corner to add filters and change colors. Then use the Privacy button to choose who can see this story after you post it.
When you are ready, tap Share to Story. Other people who see your story can tap the Apple Music link at the top to open the song in the Apple Music app on their device.
The story you shared from Apple Music is silent
Although you can usually add music to your Instagram and Facebook stories, every story you share from the Apple Music app is silent. Of course, anyone who sees it can tap on the Apple Music link at the top of your story to play the song in the Apple Music application.
There is no way to add special sound or music effects to your Apple Music story. This is possible because of a license conflict, because Apple might not have the right license to play the songs in other applications.
Share other media with your story
Sharing music to your Instagram and Facebook stories is a great way to let others know what you are listening to. If you want to show your followers what you are doing, you must also share photos and videos with your story.
One of the best features of the iPhone is Live Photos. This short clip is somewhere between a photo and video, making your post more interesting to watch than a static photo. Find out how to post Photos Directly to social media so that more people can enjoy this short clip in your story.