Whatsapp: Share music in the status – that’s how it works


It is currently not yet possible to add music to videos in Whatsapp status. But there is a trick you can use to get around this limitation.


What is common in Facebook and Instagram stories is unfortunately still missing in Whatsapp status: the function of adding any music to the stories. All that has been possible so far is sharing music links from corresponding streaming apps. For now, however, you can use a little trick to share music in the status. In this article, we explain how this works and what you have to pay attention to.



This is how you add music to your Whatsapp status

First of all, let’s point out that the trick will only work with videos that you are currently recording. You can not use it to musically stage video clips, photos, or plain text that have already been recorded .

What you need is Whatsapp and a streaming app such as Spotify. So you don’t need to have the songs you want to be saved on your smartphone. Then follow the steps below to add the music you want to your video status:

  1. Open the streaming app and start the song that you want to play in the video. You can set videos with a length of 30 seconds for each status – so find the right place in your song.

  2. Then press pause.

  3. Now switch to Whatsapp and there in the status area. Click on the camera symbol to enter the recording mode.

  4. In this mode, swipe down the top of the screen so that you have access to the quick options or the player widget.

  5. From there, tap the play button to continue your song.

  6. Record the video on Whatsapp that you want to share. The set music runs in the background and is recorded by the microphone.

  7. You can then decorate the video with text or stickers and share it in the status by clicking the send button.

Please note: This trick only works if the background music is played through the loudspeakers of the smartphone and not through headphones (because the microphone then does not register any music for recording).


You should also set the music loud enough to block out any ambient noise. This type of video recording is unsuitable for particularly high ambient noise levels (wind, traffic) or in public areas (doctor’s offices, public transport) where discretion prevails.




How to Share Music in WhatsApp Status

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