How to Send Audio Files on Instagram

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How to Send Audio Files on Instagram

If you want to send an audio file on Instagram, you can. As of 2018, both Facebook and Instagram announced they would offer a new feature that allows users to send an audio message through their apps. Prior to this feature, you could only send a text message, photo, or video through direct messages on Instagram.

Can You Send Audio File on Instagram

Now, you can record up to a one-minute long audio file on Instagram and send it individually to someone or in a group chat. Offering this feature can save a lot of time for people and create a new level of fun when messaging people on Instagram.

How to Send Audio Files on Instagram

If you want to send an audio file on Instagram for whatever reason, it is very easy to do so. You can even record the audio file on Instagram, so no other apps are required to send one.

To send an audio file on Instagram, follow these steps.

1. Open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

2. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

3. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

4. Click on the microphone button that is located where you can type out a message.

5. It will start recording as soon as you click on the said icon. Once you are done recording your message, click on the up arrow. If you need to rerecord your message, click on the trash button to delete your audio file.

6. When you click on the up arrow, your audio message is sent on Instagram.

Your audio message is the same as a text, so the file will not be deleted after a set amount of time.

1. Send Voice Note

If you are unable to send an audio file on Instagram, you can try sending a voice note instead. To do this, you will first need to record your audio clip. All models of smartphones come with a default voice recording app. You can use this app to record your voice note. Follow these steps to record it.

1. Open the default voice recording app on your phone.

2. Find the plus sign or create button and click on it.

3. Start the recording and record your voice note.

4. Once you are done, click on Finish or Stop or End.

5. Then, save the voice note to your device.

Now, you can send the voice note on Instagram. To do this, follow these steps.

1. Open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

2. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

3. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

4. Click on the picture icon located where you can type out a message.

4. Find your voice not and select it.

5. Once it is uploaded, click on Send to send your voice note on Instagram.

Now, your voice note will be sent to whomever you want to send it to on Instagram.

This is a great way to be able to send audio files if Instagram does not work or if you have an audio clip that is over one minute.

2. Send A Link to the Audio File

You can also send the link to the audio file that you have recorded on Instagram. To do this, you will need to first record the audio file on your device’s default voice recording app. Follow these steps.

1. Open the default voice recording app on your phone.

2. Find the plus sign or create button and click on it.

3. Start the recording and record your voice note.

4. Once you are done, click on Finish or Stop or End.

5. Then, save the voice note to your device.

6. Click on Share.

7. Select Copy Link.

Now that you have recorded the audio and have the link ready to go, paste this link on Instagram with these steps.

1. Open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

2. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

3. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

4. Double click in the space where it says Message…

5. Select Paste.

6. Click Send.

This is a great way to send audio files when you are unable to record them on Instagram to be sent.

3. Post the Audio on Soundcloud and Send the Link

Another way to send an audio file on Instagram is by recording the said audio file on your phone and then uploading it to SoundCloud. Once it is on SoundCloud, you can send the link on Instagram so they can watch the video containing your audio.

To do this, you will need to have a SoundCloud account. Follow these steps to create a SoundCloud account if you do not already have one.

1. Download the SoundCloud app onto your device.

2. Next, click on the empty profile picture in the top right corner of your screen.

3. Select Sign Up.

4. SoundCloud is free to use. All you need to do is enter an email and create a password. You now have a SoundCloud account.

Now that you have a SoundCloud account, record the audio file you want to send. You can record the audio file however you want to. Once the audio file is complete, you will need to upload it to SoundCloud. Follow these steps to upload it.

1. Open SoundCloud on your device.

2. Click on the AA symbol located in the upper left-hand corner of the search bar on your SoundCloud screen.

3. Next, tap on Request Desktop Website.

4. Now, click on Upload Your First Track.

5. Select Or Choose Files to Upload.

6. Go through your camera roll and find your audio clip.

7. Then, click on Upload. Your audio clip is now uploaded onto SoundCloud.

Now that your video has been uploaded to SoundCloud, you will need to send the link on Instagram. To do this, follow these steps.

1. Open SoundCloud on your device.

2. Next, click on your profile picture in the top right corner of your screen.

3. Click on Your Tracks.

4. Find your audio clip and click on it.

5. Then, click Share.

6. Select Copy Link.

7. Now, open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

8. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

9. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

10. Double click in the space where it says Message…

11. Select Paste.

12. Click Send.

Now, your SoundCloud link to your audio clip will be sent to whomever you want to send it to on Instagram. This is a great way to be able to send audio files if Instagram does not work or if you have an audio clip that is over one minute.

4. Post the Audio on YouTube and Send the Link

Another way to send an audio file on Instagram is by recording the said audio file on your phone and then uploading it to YouTube.

Once it is on YouTube, you can send the link on Instagram so they can watch the video containing your audio. To do this, you will need to have a YouTube account. Follow these steps to create a YouTube account if you do not already have one.

1. Download the YouTube app onto your device.

2. Next, click on the empty profile picture in the top right corner of your screen.

3. Select Sign Up.

4. YouTube is free to use. All you need to do is enter an email and create a password. You now have a YouTube account.

Now that you have a YouTube account record the audio file you want to send. You can record the audio file however you want to. Once the audio file is complete, you will need to upload it to YouTube. Follow these steps to upload it.

1. Open YouTube on your device.

2. Next, click on the plus sign. This icon will be at the bottom of your screen in the middle.

3. Select Upload a Video.

4. Go through your camera roll and click on the audio file.

5. Click Next.

6. Click Next again.

7. Choose your settings and then click Upload Short.

Now that your video has been uploaded to YouTube, you will need to send the link on Instagram. To do this, follow these steps.

1. Open YouTube on your device.

2. Next, click on your profile picture in the top right corner of your screen.

3. Click on Your Channel.

4. Find your audio clip and click on it.

5. Then, click Share.

6. Select Copy Link.

7. Now, open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

8. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

9. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

10. Double click in the space where it says Message…

11. Select Paste.

12. Click Send.

Now, your YouTube link to your audio clip will be sent to whomever you want to send it to on Instagram. This is a great way to be able to send audio files if Instagram does not work or if you have an audio clip that is over one minute.

5. Post the Audio on Google Drive and Send the Link

Another way to send an audio file on Instagram is by recording the said audio file on your phone and then uploading it to Google Drive. Once it is on Google Drive, you can send the link on Instagram so they can watch the video containing your audio.

To do this, you will need to have a Google Drive account. Follow these steps to create a Google Drive account if you do not already have one.

1. Download the Google Drive app onto your device.

2. Next, click on the empty profile picture in the top right corner of your screen.

3. Select Sign Up.

4. Google Drive is free to use. All you need to do is create an email and create a password. You now have a Google Drive account.

Now that you have a Google Drive account, record the audio file you want to send. You can record the audio file however you want to. Once the audio file is complete, you will need to upload it to Google Drive. Follow these steps to upload it.

1. Open the Google Drive app on your device.

2. Then, click on the colored plus sign in the button right corner.

3. Select Upload.

4. Click on Photos and Videos.

5. Select your audio recording.

6. Click on Upload in the top right corner.

Now that your video has been uploaded to Google Drive, you will need to send the link on Instagram. To do this, follow these steps.

1. Open Google Drive on your device.

2. Click on Files in the bottom right corner.

3. Find your audio clip and click on it.

4. Then, click Share.

5. Select Copy Link.

6. Now, open up Instagram on any device you have the app downloaded to.

7. Then, click on the furthest right icon at the top of your screen. This will bring you to Direct Messages.

8. Next, find the person or group you want to send your audio file to and click on their profile picture.

9. Double click in the space where it says Message…

10. Select Paste.

11. Click Send.

Now, your Google Drive link to your audio clip will be sent to whomever you want to send it to on Instagram. This is a great way to be able to send audio files if Instagram does not work or if you have an audio clip that is over one minute.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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