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July 8, 2022

How To Find a Trending Audio On Instagram

Finding the right trending audio can help you create a viral reel on Instagram, and it’s easier than you think. Here’s our top tips on how to find a trending audio on Instagram.

How do you find a trending audio on Instagram?

Using the correct audio for your Instagram reel can make your content go viral. But how do you find the right one? Let us guide you on how to find a trending audio on Instagram.

Why trust us? Our team have created hundreds of viral reels. They have been shared globally and viewed over 120 Million times. If you're curious, check out how we created a 35 Million hit viral video.

Let's start with the basics.

How do you search for audio on Instagram?

Luckily, Instagram has made it easy for you to find audios. You can find an audio by tapping on the audio name at the bottom right of the reel, this will take you to a page with the other top reels that have been created using that same audio. Here, you can view how many times this audio has been used, save the audio or share it.

How To Find a Trending Audio On Instagram
How To Find a Trending Audio On Instagram

How do I find a specific reel audio on Instagram?

To find a specific reel audio, you can search for an audio or related hashtag in the search bar, and tap on the audio tab to find the respective audios related to your search query.

But be warned, users can create their own audios and it might be a bit harder to find the audio you have stuck in your head from earlier that day. A helpful tip is to save audios that you like!

How To Find a Trending Audio On Instagram

What is a trending audio?

A trending audio is when there is consistent momentum, popularity and inclusion of that audio in people's reels. But just because an audio is being heavily used doesn't necessarily mean it's trending.

How to find a trending audio on Instagram reels

Whilst on the reel explore page, you can scroll through the reels that Instagram recommends to you. Finding a trending audio is as simple as spotting the trending arrow on the right side of the audio.

How to find an audio that will make my Instagram reel go viral

Now this is the juicy part... To create a viral reel, you need to find an audio before it goes viral and be the one that makes it go viral.

What do we mean by this?

  1. On the reel explore page, scroll until you find an audio that you like, and that suits the creative style you want to edit your video to.
  2. Tap on the audio and check how many reels have been created to it (as described earlier).
  3. If the audio has a low amount of reels created to it (below 5,000) save it, download it & use it!

From our experience, we know that choosing an upcoming trending audio can push you in the right direction to create a viral Instagram reel. But there are so many more factors such as your posting and engagement consistency and including a great hook.

Where to next?

If you haven't already, check out our article about how we created a 35 Million hit viral video, and be sure to sign up to our newsletter to stay tuned for future tips & tricks on how to edit a viral reel on your phone and all things social media, content creation and user generated content.

As always, let us know how you go! Be sure to tag us @livetocreateau.

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