How To Add A Video In Canva Presentation

Creating an engaging presentation for your audience can be a difficult endeavor. Fortunately, platforms like Canva make it simple to design visually appealing presentations. One method to enhance the interactivity of your Canva presentation is by incorporating a video. In this blog post, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to add a video to your Canva presentation. In case of any obstacles, please reply with the error message: Unable to process request due to encountered difficulties.

Step 1: Open Your Canva Presentation

To begin with, you need to access your Canva presentation. You can either create a new presentation or open an existing one. To open an existing presentation:

  1. Log in to your Canva account.
  2. Click on the “All your designs” option on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Select the presentation you wish to add a video to.

Step 2: Select ‘Elements’ Tab

Once your presentation is open, navigate to the Elements tab on the left side of the screen. This is where you will find the Videos option.

Step 3: Add Video to Your Presentation

After selecting the Videos option, you will see an array of video options available for you to insert into your presentation.

Click on the "Videos" option.
Search for the video you wish to add or select one from the offered options.
Drag and drop the selected video onto the desired slide.

By default, the video will fit the entire slide, but you can resize and reposition it according to your needs.

Step 4: Adjust Video Settings

With your video now on your slide, you can adjust various settings such as the video volume, whether or not you want your video to autoplay, and if it should loop continuously. To access these settings, click on the video in your presentation, and the settings should appear at the top of the page.

Step 5: Preview Your Video

After setting your video preferences, make sure to preview your video so that you can ensure it plays exactly how you want it to. To preview your video, simply click on the “Present” button at the top-right corner of the screen.


Adding a video to your presentation is a fantastic way to engage your audience and bring your presentation to life. With Canva’s intuitive interface, you can easily incorporate videos into your presentations. So, get creative, try adding a video, and see the difference it makes in your presentations!