How Do I Make an Animated GIF in Canva?

Creating an animated GIF in Canva is a great way to enhance your design project or make something fun and memorable. With Canva’s easy-to-use tools and intuitive user interface, making an animated GIF is a breeze. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Log in to Canva and create a new design project. You can choose from the selection of templates or start from scratch by selecting “Custom Dimensions”.

Step 2: Add the elements you want to animate. You can upload your own images, or you can use the elements available in Canva’s library.

Play around with different layouts, colors and fonts until you get your desired look.

Step 3: Go to the “Animate” tab in the top menu bar and select “Create Animation” from the options available. This will open up a timeline where you can drag and drop different frames of your animation.

Step 4: Set up your animation by adding new frames, deleting existing frames, changing the speed of each frame, or reordering them as you wish. You can also add effects like fading or sliding for more dramatic results.

Step 5: Once you are happy with your animation, click on “Export GIF” at the top right corner of the screen and select “Download” to save it as a GIF file on your computer.

Creating an animated GIF in Canva is a great way to add visual interest to any project or message that you want to convey.


By following these simple steps, anyone can easily create an animated GIF using Canva’s intuitive user interface and powerful tools.