How To Choose Fonts In Canva

Whether you are creating a post for social media, making an infographic, or designing a business card, typography is key in capturing and keeping your audience’s interest. In this guide, we will take you through the process of selecting fonts in Canva, a widely-used design tool for both creative and non-creative individuals.

Getting Started

To get started, you need to have an active Canva account. If you don’t have one, you can visit and sign up for a free account.

Choosing a Font in Canva

Once you’re signed in and have selected a design to work on, follow these steps to choose a font:

  1. Click on the text box where you want to change the font.
  2. Click on the font name at the top of the editor. This will bring up a dropdown menu with a list of fonts.
  3. Select a font from the list by clicking on it.

Canva offers a variety of font types, including serif, sans serif, display, and handwriting fonts. You can also search for a specific font using the search bar at the top of the dropdown menu.

Using the Font Pairing Feature

Canva has a Font Pairing feature which suggests combinations of fonts that work well together. This feature can be highly beneficial if you’re unsure about which fonts to use together. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Click on a text box in your design.
  2. Select the ‘Font Pairing’ option located at the bottom of the font dropdown menu.
  3. From the pop-up window, choose a font combination that fits your design style.

Adding Custom Fonts

One of the many great features of Canva is the ability to add your own custom fonts. To do this:

  1. Click on the Brand Kit tab on the left-hand side of your Canva homepage.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Upload a font’ section and click on the upload button.
  3. Select the font file from your computer and click ‘Open’.

Please note that this option is only available to Canva Pro users.


Choosing the right font can significantly impact the effectiveness and aesthetics of your design. Thankfully, Canva makes this process simple and enjoyable. So go ahead, unleash your creativity and explore the fantastic world of fonts in Canva!