How Do I Remove the Background From a Video in Canva?

Canva is a powerful online design and editing platform that can be used to create a variety of designs and visuals, from business cards to logos to YouTube thumbnails. One of the many features of Canva is the ability to remove the background from a video.

This allows users to add text and other visuals over the top of their video without having to worry about the background interfering with their design.

Removing a background from a video in Canva is relatively straightforward. First, you will need to upload your video file into Canva by clicking on ‘Uploads’ in the left-hand menu and then selecting ‘Videos’.

Once you have uploaded your video, click on it and then select ‘Edit Video’ in the top right-hand corner. You will then see an option labelled ‘Remove Background’. By clicking this, you will be given the option to select which parts of the video you want to keep or remove.

After you have selected which parts of your video should be kept or removed, click ‘Apply Changes’ at the bottom of the screen and then save your changes. Your video will now have its background removed and you can start adding other elements such as text or images over it.


Removing a background from a video in Canva is an easy process that can be completed in just a few clicks. After uploading your video into Canva, simply select which parts you want to be kept or removed, apply your changes and save them – allowing you to start adding other elements over your newly created transparent background.