Social Media Snapchat How to Snapchat With Music Playing From Your Phone Make your snaps more entertaining by easily adding music by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on April 27, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 21, 2020 Jon Fisher The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat Introduction Snapchat Basics What Is a Snapchat Story? What Are Snapchat Scores? Find People Take Screenshots Use Snapchat Maps How to Update Snapchat Snappables: How to Play Snapchat Games Snapchat Tips for New Users How to Use Snapchat on PC Sending & Deleting Snaps Send Snapchat GIFs Add Clickable Links Include Music in Your Snaps Delete Stickers on Snapchat Unsave Messages on Snapchat Delete Conversations, Snaps & Stories Engaging With Other Users Use Snapcodes to Add Snapchat Friends Save Snapchat Videos Replay Photos and Videos on Snapchat Upload Saved Photos or Videos Start a Group Chat Open a Snap Without It Saying 'Opened' How to Mute a Story About Snapchat Filters Use Filters to Make Silly Faces Create a Snapchat Filter Apply a Snapchat Filter Make a Snapchat Geotag Create a Geofence in Snapchat Snapchat Account Management Delete a Snapchat Account Reset Your Password Change Your Snapchat Username Delete or Change Best Friends Is Snapchat Down? Contact Snapchat Customer Service Essential Snapchat Privacy Tips How to Know If Someone Blocked You Make a Story Private Block Someone on Snapchat Unblock Someone Essential Snapchat Privacy Tips Snapchat Tips & Tricks How to Get Snapchat Trophies Streaks on Snapchat Explained Use Snapchat's Group Video Chat What to Do About Third-Party Apps Snapchat Emoji Meanings Funny Ideas to Make Your Friends LOL Tweet Share Email Integrating music into Snapchat videos and stories used to be difficult because users couldn't upload prerecorded videos or use third-party apps. Luckily, the folks at Snapchat got the message that users want music in their snaps, so an update to the app eventually made it possible to use prerecorded videos and play music on your device in the background as video messages are recorded. Lifewire / Ashley DeLeon These instructions apply to the recent version of Snapchat for Android and iOS. How to Send Snapchats With Music The addition of a music feature in Snapchat is something that brings it more up to speed with other competing social video apps—particularly Instagram. It's also pretty easy to do, and you don't really need to take any complicated extra steps within the Snapchat app to put music in your videos. Prior to this update, if you wanted music to play in your Snapchat videos, you needed another device or computer to play it. Users also took advantage of the third-party music app Mindie before Snapchat cut off its access. Open up your favorite music app and play any track you want. Whether it's iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud or any other app, as long as it plays music on your phone, you can use it with Snapchat. Keep in mind that Snapchat records the music at a pretty high volume, so consider turning it down in your music app if you want your own voice or other background sounds in your video to be heard through the music. Launch Snapchat (with the music still playing), navigate to the camera tab, and hold the big record button down to record your video message. It will record all the music your device is playing at the same time. Before sending or posting your video, swipe down from the top of the screen and use the notification panel to pause the music. Then go back to Snapchat to watch/listen to your video preview. If you're happy with your video preview and the music playing along with it, go ahead and post it. Go and have a look through some of the fun lenses that have built-in music tracks with them. Snapchat has been including more lenses like this—some of which feature new singles from popular artists—which automatically start playing music as soon as you activate the lens. New ones are added every day, so keep checking.