Instagram is one of the biggies among social media platforms. Along with Facebook, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, Instagram also enjoys relatively large popularity around the globe that is growing each day. Starting as an app to share photos and videos, Instagram has witnessed incredible growth since it started. Nowadays, if one has to think about sharing his/her music, acting, dancing skills and more along with campaigning for the same.
Then they can choose Instagram right away for doing everything successfully. Besides, with Instagram prominent celebrities, or others with a significant number of followers, can also act as marketing influencers, who can also help other individuals, brands and businesses boost their business.
However, at times we face a couple of issues with the app or its functioning just like we do in the case of any other software and apps. One of the most common issues is when the music sticker goes missing from our Instagram account.
Are you also missing the music sticker on Instagram? Then don’t worry because you should be aware of the fact that you are not alone. This issue is quite a common error that many of Instagram users complain of. Therefore, we are here with some fixes. But before moving on to the methods to fix this issue we should know the location of the music sticker.
Where do you find Music sticker on Instagram?
If you are not finding your music sticker, then there are some facts you should know about the music sticker. One of them is the fact that you might find the music sticker on one account while not getting it on the other account. Therefore, you should be aware of the fact that the Instagram sticker is not available worldwide. This is because of the licensing for music. Thus, if Instagram hasn’t obtained the license for music in one such country, then you would not be able to use music stickers there due to the varying music licensing laws across the nations.
In case you are based out of one such country that doesn’t have a license, then you won’t be getting the music sticker on Instagram and an error message will appear on your screen that states “Instagram music isn’t available in your region.” In this case, you would have to wait for your country to allow Instagram Music.
When will you get a Music sticker around the world?
We cannot be sure yet and thereby, ascertain a time when it will be available to everyone across the globe. However, according to Instagram, they said that they are “working hard to bring it to the global community”.
Some of the countries where the music sticker is available are:
- New Zealand
Therefore, don’t worry if your country is not listed here and you are not getting the sticker because it will take time for the sticker to be available there. And we hope it will soon be available. However, if you reside in a country that is on the list and still you are not getting the sticker up on your screen while using Instagram, then here are some hacks that will help you get it back again.
How to Fix Music Sticker Missing on Instagram
Here we bring you 10 easy hacks that you can go for to fix the issue where the music sticker goes missing on Instagram.
It might happen that some of these tricks might not be working in your case, but don’t be discouraged, rather keep on performing the other because they might be working for you.
Here, we have ranked the hacks from the easiest to the more difficult ones so that if you manage to fix the issue by trying the first couple of easy hacks then you can simply avoid the others.
Method 1: Update your Instagram app
The very first method to fix this issue of the music sticker missing on Instagram is to update the app.
- Check out your Apple and Google Play Store app.
- Next, find the “Instagram” app.
- Then, check whether your Instagram app is updated there.
Method 2: Try logging in and out of your Instagram account
Logging in and logging out of the Instagram account would sometimes help you get rid of these issues. This helps you “force reset” your account and thereby fix the issue.
How to log out?
- Visit the settings of your Instagram app.
- Now, you need to scroll down the app.
- Then, simply select “Log out” to log out of the app and then try logging back in.
Method 3: Try uninstalling and reinstalling app
This is one of the most popular fixes for most of the apps regardless of the platform they run. Uninstalling and reinstalling any app clears the cache, force resets it and helps the user to download the updated version of the app. This helps the app to offer the updated features like the Music Sticker.
Method 4: Try switching from a business account to a personal one
Have a got a Business account on Instagram? The business account on Instagram is sometimes linked to the missing music sticker issue. Therefore, you can try switching your business account back to the normal personal account on Instagram and eventually get back your music sticker app.
Though this is not officially declared by Instagram, if you think about it then it is safe to conclude that business accounts might not be allowed to use Music for free when it comes to sharing music on their Insta Stories along with the advertising of their products or services. However, the copyright and licensing laws might be different across the countries.
On this, Mila Fontes mentioned on Quora that the business accounts are not equipped with this feature because it infringes a copyright and other agreements. Also, “consider the fact that business accounts don’t have music because often use it for commercial, marketing purposes, people push ads, to make a return of investment and music does not allow for these kinds of things, personal accounts don’t have a way of marketing on the same level, so they’re less risky.”
How to switch to a personal Instagram account?
In case you are wondering how you can switch to a personal Instagram account then here we will bring you the steps. Though in this process you might lose some of the other features like the buttons for “Email” and “Direction”, “Swipe up”, Instagram insights, and “Shop” feature (in case you have a shop). However, if you do not mind losing out on those, then you can simply switch back.
- Launch your Instagram app and once it opens, then open the “Settings”
- Next, you need to select “Account”
- Then, select the option that says “Switch to personal account”
- After that, you might have to wait a couple of days. Most of the people get back their music sticker within 3 days after they switched their accounts.