Some Instagram users are now reporting that they are getting ‘This song is currently unavailable’ error when viewing a story.

If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram Stories and found yourself puzzled by songs not playing, you’re not the only one.


This isn’t anything new, Instagram users have come across a similar issue in the past where songs or audio on reels is unavailable or doesn’t work.

Instagram ‘This song is currently unavailable’ error

Many Instagram users are encountering an issue where songs fail to play when they view someone’s Story.

Users say that they get a small pop-up at the bottom of the screen with an error message. Here are some reports for reference:


has anyone’s Instagram been weird lately & says “song not available” & “cannot refresh feed” every time you use it?! (Source)

Why is my songs not available on my instagram story. Yk how hard I work to find those 😤(Source)

While users can see which song is uploaded on the story at the top, they can’t hear it. Instead, they get the error message.

Unfortunately, Instagram support hasn’t yet acknowledged this problem. We hope that it gets fixed soon since many users aren’t able to listen to the audio on Stories.

Also, currently there’s no potential fix available to prevent ‘This song is currently unavailable’ error on Instagram. That means, you’ll have to wait for developers to fix it.

That said, we will keep tabs on the latest information on this matter and keep you updated.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated apps section, so be sure to follow them as well.

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