Instagram is an extremely popular social media service by Meta Platforms, Inc. As of 2022, statistics suggest there are more than a billion active Instagram users. Well, it isn’t surprising, considering that the pandemic has massively enabled the growth of online communication among people across the world. Instagram was popular even before the pandemic struck. No wonder Meta Platforms, Inc. (known as Facebook, Inc., back then) decided to acquire Instagram in 2020!
With massive popularity comes large-scale issues. And all of Meta’s services are known to run into issues triggered by bugs or service outages. One of such most reported Instagram bugs involves the Music feature. Unable to add your favorite track to your post/story/reel? You aren’t alone; several users have reported a problem with the Music feature. Read this article to know more about the issue and how to fix it.
How to fix Instagram music search not working in 2022?
To access music, Instagram users can generally open up the stickers panel and choose the Music option. Following that, users can type the name of the track they want to include in their story/post/reel. And that’s about it. There are also a few options to edit the part of the track you want and also make changes to the play duration. Introduced in 2018, Instagram’s Music feature is massively used by users to showcase their content and their feelings attached to a particular event. However, many have complained of not being able to use the Music feature on Instagram. Some are even unable to see the Music icon on the Sticker panel. So, how can we fix such an issue? Keep reading to know.
Fixes and Workarounds:
1) Update the Instagram app: Pending app updates can trigger a lot of annoying issues. Moreover, the developers release patch updates to fix ongoing issues. We recommend keeping the Instagram app updated at all times to avoid running into such problems.
2) Switch to a personal account: If you are using a Business account, switch back to a personal account. To do this, tap on your profile icon and then on the three horizontal lines on the top-right side. Next, select Settings and tap on Account. Scroll to the bottom of the app page and choose Switch to Personal Account. This has helped a lot of users fix the problem with Instagram’s Music Search.
3) Reinstall the Instagram app: The next thing you should try is reinstalling the Instagram app entirely. This may get rid of any glitch that might be causing the Music search feature to malfunction.
4) Server outage can cause some features to malfunction: Check whether Instagram is down. If so, you will not be able to access features normally.
If nothing works, a serious bug may be affecting the application. In such cases, choose to contact Instagram Support and report the problem. To do so, tap on your profile icon and then on the three horizontal lines on the top-right side. Next, select Settings and tap on Help > Report a Problem > Report a problem. Now, include screenshots from your gallery and send the report after elaborating. This will help developers investigate the bug and provide a proper solution.