If you want to add animation to your text in Canva, simply select the text box and find the “Animate” button in the top menu bar. Click it to open a new window with the animation styles available. Hit the animation you want to apply to your text.
My name is Yana and I’ve been working with graphic content using Canva for the last few years. I use this tool quite frequently and find it an easy way to elevate your design. Therefore, I have a good understanding of text animation in Canva and the results you can reach with this feature.
In this article, I will lead you through the steps you need to follow to animate text in Canva. I also will cover some of the animation styles and address the most common queries about text animation in Canva.
- Key Takeaways
- How to Animate Text in Canva
- How to Animate Text in Canva Mobile
- Final Thoughts
- There are more than 15 animation styles in Canva that you can apply to your text.
- You can preview your animation, before downloading the file. For that, click the Play button in the menu’s upper right corner.
- Don’t forget to choose an MP4 Video file format, when saving an animated design.
How to Animate Text in Canva
I like using animation because it is an easy way to make designs more dynamic and draw attention to important information. Below you can find a step-by-step guide on how to animate text in Canva.
Step 1. Add Text to Your Design
Open an existing design file or create a new one and place a text box with some information inside. Choose the font, size, and color of your text.
Step 2. Add an Animation Effect to Your Text
Select the text you want to animate to call out the top menu bar. Find the Animate button and click on it to open a new window with all animation effects. You will see a preview of the animation when you hover with a mouse over a style.
You can choose from over 15 options. There are styles that make your text jump, appear one by one or zoom out.
Step 3. Customize Your Animation
After you apply the animation style, you will see a new window open, where you can customize the effect. Some of the features are free, and some such as intensity or direction are only available for Can Pro accounts.
But even with Canva Free account, you can choose when the animation will start, reverse it or edit the duration of the effect. To change the timing, find a Timer button, on the top menu bar and click on it to make changes.
Step 4. Save and Download Your Result
You always can preview your animation. For that, find a Play button in the top right corner of the menu, and click on it to see the preview.
To download your design with animation, click on the Share button in the top menu bar, choose the Download tab and select the file type as MP4 video and select the number of pages you want to save.
How to Animate Text in Canva Mobile
You also can add and customize text animation using your smartphone or tablet.
1. Add a Text Box to Your Design
Place a text box with some information inside an existing design file or make a new one. Select the text’s font, size, and color.
2. Choose an Animation Effect
Select the text you want to animate to call out a bottom menu in the Canva app. Find the Animate button and tap on it to see all the animations available.
You can find some basic and more interesting effects. Apply one of the animation styles and double-click on its icon to open the settings and modify the effect.
3. Download Your Design File
Before saving the design file, you can check the preview, by tapping on the Play button at the top of the screen. To save your animation, find the Share button (with an arrow on it) in the top corner of the app and tap on it.
In the new window, select the Download tab and choose the number of the page with your design and file type as MP4 Video. Hit the purple Download button, to save the animated design to your device.
Find below the answers to some of the most popular questions about text animation in Canva.
How to Make Text Appear One by One in Canva?
First, select the text you want to animate and hit on the Animate button in the top menu bar. Then, select one of the Writing animation styles in the new window on the left side of the screen. Save the result.
How to Make Text Appear Behind an Object in Canva?
First, make sure you place the text backward, behind the object you want to be on the front. For that, click the right button of the mouse on the text box and choose to Send backward. Then apply a Fade animation style to the text you want to appear behind an object. You also can preview the results before saving, by hitting the Play button in the top right corner.
How Do You Add Effects to Text on Canva?
To do so, select the text you want to edit and find the Effects button on the top menu bar. Click on it, to see the new open window on the left side of the screen with all the effects available. Some of them include adding a shadow, curving, or even highlighting the text.
Can I Animate Individual Elements in Canva?
Yes. In Canva, you can animate not only text but also individual elements. Select the object you want to animate and click on the Animate button in the top bar menu. Select and apply one of the animation styles available.
Canva allows you to add animation to your text and create great designs for social media or websites. You can customize the duration of the animation, the starting point, or even the speed if you have a Canva Pro account. The best part, it is a free feature and you can do it on both Canva web and mobile versions.
Do you use animation in Canva? What tips do you have for those, who’ve never done it before? Share your piece for advice in the comments below.