How to play music on Snapchat with headphones

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An easy way to step up your Snapchat game is to add some background music. And, no, you don't have to find music from an external source — you can play and record it directly from your device.

The easiest way to do this is to use songs from your personal music library. Simply turn on a song of your choice and then open up the Snapchat app to take a video. Then, turn off the song, and go back into the app to review your snap before sharing.

While this method is simple, it can be distracting to people around you or annoying if you're in public. For moments when you want to add background music but don't want to blast songs from your phone's speaker, your headphones can come to the rescue.

To add background music to Snapchat with your headphones, you'll want to use earbuds. Make sure your headphones are plugged into your device. Keep the earbud with the microphone (generally the right ear pair) in your hand and place the second earbud (typically the left ear pair) in the appropriate ear. Fold the earbud gently onto the microphone and start playing the song of your choice. Then, open the Snapchat app and capture the video footage you wish to snap.

There are pros and cons for each of the aforementioned methods. Using the headphones-over-microphone trick offers clearer quality of sound in recorded snaps. While this is usually ideal, it does limit the user's ability to capture their voice in a snap in addition to the music. For those looking to include background music and speech in a snap, the speakerphone method is ideal. Or, alternatively, placing the music on a lower volume and holding both the microphone and earpiece close to one's mouth as they speak and snap can work as a solution.

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