How To Add Gifs To Canva

In the age of digital content creation, having a perfectly designed graphic or presentation can elevate your brand to impressive heights. A great tool for achieving this is Canva, a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. But did you know you can also add GIFs to your Canva designs? Yes, you can! Let’s learn how.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding GIFs to Canva

Step 1: Open your Canva Design

First thing’s first: open up your Canva design. You can do this by logging into your Canva account and choosing an existing design or creating a new one.

Step 2: Search for a GIF

Once you have your design open, it’s time to find the perfect GIF. Canva doesn’t currently allow you to search for GIFs directly in its library, so you’ll need to find your GIF elsewhere. GIPHY is a popular source for finding GIFs. When you find the GIF you want to use, download it to your device.

Step 3: Upload the GIF to Canva

After you have downloaded your GIF, you will need to upload it to Canva. On the left side of your Canva screen, you will see an ‘Uploads’ button. Click on this button, and then click on the ‘Upload an image or video’ button that appears. Select your downloaded GIF and wait for it to upload.

Step 4: Add the GIF to Your Design

Once your GIF has been uploaded to Canva, it’s time to add it to your design. Simply click on your uploaded GIF and it will automatically be added to your design. You can then resize and move the GIF as needed.

Limitations and Tips

While adding GIFs to your Canva designs can add a fun and dynamic element, there are a few limitations to keep in mind. Firstly, GIFs can only be used in Canva presentations. Secondly, GIFs will only play while in presentation mode. Lastly, Canva currently does not support downloading designs with GIFs, so you will need to present or share your design through Canva to see the GIFs in action.

Despite these limitations, adding GIFs to your Canva designs can help make your visuals more engaging and entertaining. So go ahead, start adding those GIFs!