You'll soon be able to share songs from Apple Music as an Instagram story

Apple Music on iPhone
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What you need to know

  • Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to share music to Instagram.
  • The feature was discovered in the iOS 13.4.5 beta.
  • Users will be able to share a song to their Instagram Stories.

Sharing music from the Apple Music app is great, but there is one noticeable app that has remained elusive as far as a clean integration goes: Instagram. While Spotify users on iPhone have been able to share their music to Instagram Stories for a while now, Apple Music subscribers have been left out of this fun.

Thankfully, it appears that things are looking up for those who love Apple Music and want to share their music with their Instagram followers. It was discovered in the iOS 13.4.5 beta that users will now be able to share a song from Apple Music directly to their Instagram Stories.

A developer on Twitter posted a video of the new feature at work, showing that sharing is going to be quite simple. When you are listening to a song on Apple Music, you'll open up the menu for that song, tap share, and then tap Instagram. iOS will automatically generate an Instagram story with the album art, song title, and artist's name as well as a colorful, animated background based off of the color palette of the album.

Those who check out your Instagram story will be able to tap on the song to listen to it.

The iOS 13.4.5 beta is only available to developers right now, but will be released to those signed up with the Apple Software Beta Program in due time. As to when it will be available to the general public, that is uncertain, but it is great to know that we aren't far away from being able to share our favorite tracks with our friends on Instagram.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.