The simplest way to make a Facebook frame in Canva is by using pre-saved templates. Open your design file and find the “Design” button on the left side of the screen. Click on it and type “Facebook profile image” in the search field. Choose the template you like and click on it to add it to your design file. Now place your image inside a frame and save your design.
My name is Yana and I’ve been using Canva regularly for the last several years. I use this tool to create designs from scratch for social media platforms including Facebook. I also have experience creating Facebook frames, so I’m very familiar with the process.
In this post, you’ll learn how to create a Facebook frame using pre-saved templates or making it by yourself. I also will tell you how to do it using Canva mobile application and answer some of the most popular questions about the topic.
- Key Takeaways
- How to Make a Facebook Frame in Canva
- How to Make a Facebook Frame in Canva Mobile
- Final Thoughts
- There are two ways of creating a Facebook frame in Canva: you can go with pre-saved templates or create a design from a scratch using frames.
- Even though there are tons of templates, most of them are available only for Canva Pro users. So if you want something special, consider creating a custom frame.
- Once your design is ready, save it to your computer and upload it as a new Facebook profile image.
How to Make a Facebook Frame in Canva
There are two methods to make a Facebook frame in Canva. Each has its own pros and cons, so let’s take a closer look at each in detail.
Method 1: Making a Facebook Frame Using Template
While this method can be a real-time saving and can give you some inspiration through the process, most templates are not free to use and it is really a narrow choice of Facebook frames in Canva.
Step 1. Create a new design file.
Create a new design file in Canva by clicking on the Create a design button on the top right corner of the Canva homepage. I recommend choosing an Instagram post template or Logo since both of them have a 1:1 ratio.
Step 2. Find Facebook frame templates.
Now, find the main toolbar on the left side of the screen and click on the Design button. In the search input, type “Facebook profile image” or just “profile image” to see all the templates ready to be used. Scroll down to find the template that works best for you. Hit on the template to add it to your design.
Step 3. Upload your image to Canva.
After you add your template, you can replace a stock image with your picture. Click on the Uploads button in the toolbar on the left side of the screen and drag and drop your image to the uploads. You also can use an Upload files button to do it.
Step 4. Insert your image inside a frame.
Once you uploaded your picture to Canva, drag and drop it inside the template. You can move the image, crop it or zoom in by double-clicking on it.
Step 5. Download your Facebook frame.
When you are happy with the result, you can save your design by clicking the Share button in the top right corner of the screen. Now choose the file type (PNG is recommended) and hit the Download button.
Find your design on your computer and upload it to your Facebook page.
Method 2: Creating a Custom Facebook Frame
This method gives you more freedom as you can create a custom Facebook frame using all the graphic elements from Canva. Let’s see how to do it.
Step 1. Open a new design file.
First off, you need to create a new design. Open the Canva homepage and press the Create a design button in the top right corner. Choose a Logo or an Instagram post template.
Step 2. Select a circle frame.
In the new design file, find the Elements button and click on it. Scroll down to find the Frames tab and choose the circle frame. Hit on it to add it to your design file.
Step 3. Add your image to the frame.
Now click on the Uploads button in the toolbar on the left side of the screen and drag and drop your image to the uploads. You can also copy and paste the image directly into the Canva design or use the Upload files button.
Step 4. Customize the frame.
When you have uploaded your image to the design project, drag and drop it inside the circle frame. You can change the location, crop, and flip the image. Now is also the time to use your imagination. You can add any text, graphic element, or illustration to your frame, to match your personality.
You can open the Elements tab from the left side of the screen and search for all the graphics available.
Step 5. Save and download your design.
When you are satisfied with the results, click the Share button in the top right corner of the screen to save your design. Then select the PNG file type and click the Download button. The file will be saved to your computer and be available for uploading to your Facebook profile.
How to Make a Facebook Frame in Canva Mobile
You can also create a Facebook frame using your smartphone or tablet. Both methods we discussed above are available in Canva mobile app.
Method 1: Creating a Facebook Frame Using Template
Starting from the easiest method, let’s see how we can create a Facebook frame using some pre-saved design ideas.
Step 1. Create a design file.
Create a new project. On the home page of the Canva application, find a purple button in the bottom left of the screen and click on it. Now choose the format of your feature design. I recommend an Instagram post or Logo design.
Step 2. Select the template.
In the new design file, find the same purple button (this time in the right bottom corner and tap on it). Select the Design tab and paste “Facebook profile image” into the search field. Now scroll down to choose any of the designs available. Tap on the design to add it to your project.
Step 3. Add your image.
Now it is time to change the stock Canva image for your picture. For that, select the field you need to insert your image and hit the Replace button at the bottom of the screen. You will see the new window with options to choose files from your camera roll, photos, videos, or uploads.
To upload your image, go to the Uploads tab and hit the purple Upload files button to select the pictures you want to add to your frame. When you have your image uploaded, tap on it and it will be placed inside the template.
Step 4. Save your Facebook frame.
When you are happy with your future Facebook profile image, tap the Share icon in the top right corner, select the correct file type, and download the design project to your device.
Method 2: Creating a Facebook Frame Using Frame Feature
This method allows you to make a custom Facebook frame. Let’s see how to do it using your mobile device.
Step 1: Find a circle frame.
After having a new design file open, click on the purple button in the left bottom corner to call out a bottom menu and tap on Elements. Next, scroll down to find the Frames tab and select a circle shape frame for your future profile image.
Step 2: Add your image.
When the frame is added to your design project, you can place your image inside it. Tap on the frame and select the Replace button. Now you can choose a file from your camera roll or upload photos to Canva.
Open the Uploads tab and tap the Upload files button. When you have your image uploaded, tap on it and it will be added inside the circle frame.
Step 3: Customize your frame.
Here is where you can use all your skills to create a beautiful custom Facebook frame for your profile. Find graphic elements and use any of them to make your design pop up.
Step 4: Save your design.
Once you’ve finished, tap the Share icon in the top right corner, select the PNG file type, and download the design project to your mobile device.
Find below the answers to some of the most popular questions about making Facebook frames in Canva.
How Do I Create a Frame in Canva?
If you want to create a frame in Canva, open your design file and find the Elements button on the left side menu. Click on it and find the “Frame” tab. Click on the “See all” button and scroll down to select the frame that will work for you.
Are Frames on Canva Free?
Yes. Every user can create a frame in Canva for free, using both, web and the mobile application.
After all, creating a Facebook frame in Canva can be fun. You can experiment with different elements, create a custom Facebook profile image, or choose a template if you need something simple and straightforward.
Have you ever tried to make a Facebook frame in Canva? Were you happy with the results? Share your experience with other Canva users by leaving a comment below.