As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Instagram did not have a built-in feature for adding lyrics directly to Instagram Reels. However, you can manually add lyrics to your Instagram Reels using creative methods like captions, text overlays, or by syncing your video with music that has lyrics. Here’s how you can add lyrics to your Instagram Reels:
- Select a Song with Lyrics:
- Choose a song for your Instagram Reels that has lyrics you want to feature. You can do this by searching for music within the Instagram app when creating your Reels.
- Sync Your Video:
- Record or edit your Instagram Reels video to sync with the selected song. Ensure that your actions or lip-syncing align with the lyrics as closely as possible.
- Use Captions:
- To add lyrics as captions, write the lyrics in the text caption feature while editing your Reels. You can choose different text styles, sizes, and positions to make them visually appealing and synchronized with the music.
- Text Overlays:
- You can also use the text overlay feature to manually add lyrics as text to your Reels. This allows you to customize the appearance of the lyrics and their timing within the video.
- Edit and Time Properly:
- Adjust the timing and duration of your captions or text overlays to match the music and video. You may need to split and time the text elements to appear at the right moments.
- Preview and Fine-Tune:
- Preview your Instagram Reels to ensure that the lyrics are correctly synced and appear as desired. Make any necessary adjustments to timing and placement.
- Publish Your Reels:
- Once you are satisfied with the appearance of the lyrics in your Reels, publish your video as you would with any other Instagram Reels.
Keep in mind that Instagram’s features and functionalities may change over time, and they may introduce new features for adding lyrics directly to Reels in the future. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check the latest updates and instructions within the Instagram app for any new tools or options related to adding lyrics.
Please note that my knowledge is based on information available up to September 2021, and there may have been developments or changes in Instagram Reels since then.