How To Add Music To Canva From Youtube

If you are designing an interactive presentation, slideshows, or social media post using Canva, you might want to add some background music to enhance user engagement. One of the most accessible sources of music is YouTube. However, Canva itself doesn’t provide a direct way to import music from YouTube. This blog post will guide you on how to add music to your Canva designs from YouTube.

Step 1: Download the Music from YouTube

First, you need to download the music from YouTube. There are several online tools available for this. One of them is YTMP3.

Go to the YouTube video that you want to use as a background song. Copy its URL. Then, open YTMP3, paste the URL in the conversion box, choose the format as ‘mp3’, and click ‘Convert’. After the conversion is done, download the file.

Please note: Make sure that the music you are downloading is free from copyright restrictions to avoid legal issues.

Step 2: Upload the Music to Canva

Once you have downloaded the music file, you can now add it to your Canva design.

1. Open the design to which you want to add the music.
2. Click on the 'More' button on the left sidebar, then click on 'Music'.
3. Click on the 'Uploads' button, then click on 'Upload media'.
4. Select the downloaded music file from your device and click on 'Open'.
5. The music file will now appear in your uploads. Click on it to add it to your design.

And there you have it! You have successfully added music to your Canva design from YouTube.


Adding music to your Canva designs from YouTube can significantly enhance the appeal of your presentation, slideshow, or social media post. While Canva itself does not provide an option for this, the process is relatively straightforward with the help of online tools. Just make sure to respect copyright rules when choosing your music.