5 Ways to Find Trending Songs and Sounds for Your Instagram Reels
Here are our top five tips for finding trending songs and sounds on your Instagram Reels — so you can drive engagement:
Bookmark Later’s Weekly Reels Trends Blog
Scroll Your Instagram Reels Feed
Browse Instagram’s Weekly Trend Report
Get Inspired on TikTok
Follow Trending Reels Instagram Accounts
Tip #1: Bookmark Later’s Weekly Reels Trends Blog
Later’s weekly Reels trends blog is a massive timesaver in helping you keep up with all things trending on Instagram.
Each week, our team of social media experts update the blog with the top Instagram Reels trends — business profile-friendly audio included.
We also talk about how you can use the trends and incorporate them within your niche.
So, have you bookmarked it yet? 😉
Tip #2: Scroll Your Instagram Reels Feed
If you’re already spending time watching Reels, keeping an eye out for trending sounds should be no problem.
Open up Instagram and scroll the Reels explore page until you spot the tiny arrow we mentioned earlier.
When you tap the trending sound, you can see where the sound comes from, how many Reels have been made with it, and all the Reels that have used it. Jackpot!
Ready to film? Tap the “Use audio” button to start creating with the trending sound.
TIP: If you like the sound but aren’t ready to film, save the audio so you can come back to it later.
Tip #3: Browse Instagram’s Weekly Trend Report
The @creators account on Instagram is a valuable resource for staying in the know with Reels.
Every Friday, Instagram themselves share the top Instagram Reels trends for creators.
And if that isn’t already a huge plus, @creators frequently posts general Instagram tips — including facts about the algorithm.
Top tips straight from the source? Yes, please.
FYI: You can schedule your Instagram Reels in advance using Later‘s scheduling tools. Create an account today:
Tip #4: Get Inspired on TikTok
Ironic, we know — but scrolling your TikTok For You Page can be a great source for Reels inspiration.
If you want to jump on a trend that’s a little more niche, open up TikTok and type “trending sounds” in the search bar.
Filter videos to “this week” and you’ve just unlocked TikToks from creators sharing the top trending sounds and how you can use them.
Once you find a trend you love, make note of the song and artist — then search for it on Instagram to see if it’s featured in any Reels.
NOTE: TikTok trends typically show up on Reels a few weeks later, so bookmark your favs to be ahead of the curve.
Tip #5: Follow Trending Reels Instagram Accounts
Not into doing the heavy lifting yourself?
Good news: there are creators who scrope out the latest trends, so you can easily create content that reaches more people.
Check out Reels Tips who walks you through the transitions, timing, and edits for trends:
And if you’re a brand or small business, creators like Sej and Chitra have tons of tips and tutorials relevant to you — trending audio included:
The takeaway? Navigating trends isn’t a hassle with the right resources by your side.
By following these tips, you’re all set to easily discover and use trending songs and sounds on Reels.
Your Instagram engagement boost awaits. ✨
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