Announcing Canva Animations

Did you know that over 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook every day? Or that GIFs are currently shared 2x more than .JPEGs or .PNGs? With these stats alone, it’s clear 2017 has been a big year for animated content creators and it’s time you get a piece of the action.

Which is why we are so excited to announce our latest Canva for Work feature: Canva Animator!

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To use the Canva Animator, you simply create your design, head to “Download,” and select “Animated GIF/Movie” from the dropdown menu. From there, you can choose an animation style and download it as a GIF or movie.

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With a single click and no extra effort you’ve created animated visuals for your brand AND upped your social media game, instantly!

For launch the Canva Animator comes with a choice of 6 animation styles:

Each animation style gives your graphic a distinct look so you can choose the one that best complements the message in your design! After that, you have the option to download your graphic in either .gif or .mp4 format, depending on the platform you’re posting to.

Because the Canva Animator works with all of our template types you can automatically turn all of our professionally designed templates into your own customized work of art!

If you need even more inspiration, here are a few designs we think go extra well with animations:

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In a time where video is everywhere, this is one of our most exciting features yet! We hope that you enjoy designing with the Canva Animator, and that it brings you that much closer to achieving your goals!

P.S. If you’re not a Canva for Work user, grab our free trial to test out our latest feature!

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Gina Miller is the Social Media Manager at Canva. She loves tech, travel, and all things design.

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