Why Canva So Slow

There could be various factors that may contribute to a decrease in speed while using Canva. This can be an aggravating issue, particularly when you’re in the midst of a project. However, identifying the causes can aid in resolving the issue. In this blog post, we delve into some typical reasons for Canva’s slow functioning and offer suggestions for enhancing its performance.

1. Internet Connection

The first and most common reason for Canva’s slow performance can be attributed to your internet connection. Since Canva is an online tool, it requires a strong and stable internet connection for a smooth, seamless experience. If your internet connection is unstable or slow, you may experience delays and lagging in Canva.

2. Overloaded Browser Cache

Another common reason for Canva’s slow performance is an overloaded browser cache. When you use Canva (or any other online tool), your browser stores certain information in its cache to speed up future visits. However, an overloaded cache can slow down the performance.

How to Clear Browser Cache

Clearing your browser cache can speed up Canva. Here’s how you can do it:

For Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the three dots at the top right corner of your browser.
  2. Go to More Tools -> Clear Browsing Data.
  3. Choose the time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  4. Check the boxes for Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  5. Click Clear data.

For Firefox:

  1. Click on the three lines at the top right corner of your browser.
  2. Go to Options -> Privacy & Security.
  3. Under Cookies and Site Data, click Clear Data.
  4. Check the boxes for Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Content.
  5. Click Clear.

3. High Resolution Images

High resolution images can also cause Canva to run slow. These images require more resources to load and edit, thus slowing down the performance. If you’re using high resolution images, try compressing them before uploading to Canva.

4. Hardware Limitation

Finally, hardware limitations can also cause Canva to run slow. If your computer doesn’t have enough RAM or a fast enough processor, you may experience lagging issues with Canva.


While Canva is a powerful tool, it can face performance issues due to factors such as internet connection, browser cache, high-resolution images, and hardware limitations. The good news is that these problems can be addressed. By improving your internet connection, clearing your browser cache, compressing high-resolution images, and upgrading your hardware, you can enjoy a quicker, smoother Canva experience.