How to Add Music to Canva Video

You can add music to your Canva video, by finding the “Audio” library button in the main menu on the left side of the screen. Choose what genre of music you want to use in your design and select the song that works the best.

Hi there! My name is Yana and I’ve been creating designs using Canva for the past six years. I’m experienced with uploading and editing videos in Canva for different social media platforms, and I know how to add music to your video fast and easily.

In this post, you’ll learn two ways of adding music to Canva videos: by selecting a sound from the audio library or by uploading your own music. I also will answer some common questions about adding music to Canva videos.

Key Takeaways

  • All Canva users can add music to their videos from the Canva audio library or upload their own audio files, while Canva Pro users also can record themselves and use the recordings in their design projects.
  • Once the music file is added, you can adjust the volume, fade in and out or trim the audio as needed.
  • All the free sounds in Canva can be used for commercial and personal use.

How to Add Music to Canva Video from the Library

With Canva, you can not only make graphic designs but also edit videos and include music in your projects. This option works not only for videos, but also for graphic projects with animation or static designs.

The easiest way to do it is by choosing one of the audio files from the Canva audio library.

1. Open a Design File

Open a design file you are working with or create a new one and select the page you want to add music to. 

2. Find Canva Audio Library

Find a menu from the left side of your screen, click on the Elements button and scroll down to see the Audio tab. Click on See all, to open the Canvas audio library and be able to preview all the tracks available. 

Sounds in Canva are arranged by the genre and mood, so you to find the needed audio track fast. Hit the Play icon on each track to hear the preview of the music. 

You also may notice, that many of the tracks are only available for Canva Premium users, but Canva Free users also have some options to choose from. 

3. Add and Customize the Audio File

After you choose the audio file, click on its name, to add a track to your project. Once you do it, you call out audio settings on the top of the screen, where you can see the Durability of the track, Volume, and Delete buttons. 

You also may notice the Audio Effects button, that once you open it, allows you to fade in or fade out the music.

You always can come back to the audio settings, by clicking on this audio label at the bottom of your screen.

4. Save Your Design

Before downloading the project to your computer, you can preview your design by clicking on the Play button in the top right corner of the screen. 

For downloading your video with music, click the Share button in the top menu bar, select the Download tab, choose an MP4 video file type, and hit the big purple button Download.

How to Add Your Music to Canva Video

If you didn’t find the needed audio in the Canva audio library, you also can upload your own music to the project.

1. Upload Your Audio File to Canva

First, make sure that your audio file is in one of these formats: ​​M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, or WEBM. The file also should be no more than 250MB.

Now, find the Uploads button in the menu on the left side of the screen. Click on it and choose the Audio tab to be able to upload your own music to Canva. 

You can simply drag and drop the audio file from your computer or connect one of the cloud services, such as Google, Dropbox, and others.

Canva Pro users also have the ability to record themselves and use this audio for design projects.

2. Edit and Save Your Video

Once you have your audio file uploaded in Canva, you also can edit it, crop, fade out or change the volume. Save the file in MP4 video format and download it to your computer.

How to Add Music to Canva Video Mobile

You also can add music to your video using a smartphone or tablet, by choosing from the library or uploading your own audio file are available.

1. Adding Music to Canva Video from Audio Library

Open the design file with the video you want to add background music and tap on the purple button with a plus icon in the bottom left. 

In the opened tool bar, find the Elements tab, tap on it, and scroll down till you see the Audio button with some music examples. Tap on See all and choose the track you like the most.

After adding an audio file to your video, you will see a bottom menu, with some settings to customize the audio file.

Save the video with music to your device, by clicking on the Share button in the top right corner of the screen. Don’t forget to choose the MP4 Video format for your new design file.

2. Adding Your Music to Canva Video

You also can add your own track to the video in Canva. Tap on the purple button with a plus icon in the bottom left of your screen to call out a bottom toolbar. Find the Uploads button and tap on it. Next, choose the Audio tab and hit the purple button Upload files

You will be able to choose from files that have been saved on your device before.

After adding your audio track, you can edit it the same way we discussed above and save it to your device.


You also might be interested in finding the answers to these popular questions about adding music to Canva videos.

How Do I Add Music from YouTube to My Canva Video?

Unfortunately, Canva does not allow adding music from YouTube directly to your video. But you can download the music from YouTube first and then upload it to Canva and add it to your design.

What Audio Files Can Be Uploaded to Canva?

Canva supports a few audio file formats including ​​M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, or WEBM file format. The audio file also should be no more than 250MB in size.

Why Can’t I Upload Audio in Canva?

Check if the format of your audio file is supported by Canva. If you are certain that the format is correct, check the internet connection. Also, try to refresh the browser page or restart a computer/mobile device. If the problem is still there, contact Canva support.

Final Thoughts

Adding music to video in Canva can help to add atmosphere and emotion to a video project. The best part about adding music in Canva is that all of the free sounds there can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. 

Have you ever tried to add music to your video project in Canva? Was it easy to do or there were some tricks throughout the process? Share your experience using this feature in Canva.

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