How To Add a Text Box in Canva

Adding text to your Canva design is essential when designing flyers, invites, social media posts, and other visual content. Canva lets you add a text box and customize its appearance, including font family, size, style, and color. This tutorial will teach you how to add a text box in Canva.

Add a Text Box in Canva on a Computer

  1. Click on the design template you wish to create or open an existing design to add text to.

    Choose a template to design
    Open your design.
  2. Once your design is opened, on the side panel, click on Text.

    Click on the Text icon
    Click on the Text icon.
  3. To add text to the blank template, click on Add a heading. You may also click Add a subheading or Add a little body of text or even choose from the featured “Font combinations” under instead.

    Click on Add a Heading
    Click on Add a Heading.
  4. After adding the text box, you can edit the font style and size. You may also want to add Elements to make your design more attractive.

    Edit your text box and design
    Edit your text box and design.

Add a Text Box in Canva on iPhone or Android

  1. Launch Canva on your device.
  2. If you already have a design saved, locate and open it from the Recent designs. You can also start a design from scratch or use one of the templates.

    Tap on Create blank template
    Launch your design.
  3. Tap on the + sign on the bottom-left corner of your screen.

    Tap on the plus sign to add text
    Tap on the plus sign to add text.
  4. Tap on the Text icon on the menu bar at the bottom.

    Tap on the Text icon
    Tap on the Text icon.
  5. Select Add a heading to add a text box to your design. You can also choose Add a subheading or Add a little body of text, which will have pre-set designs. You can find more template designs for your text box by scrolling down.

    Add a text box in Canva
    Add a text box in Canva.
  6. Once you have added the text box, you can use the editing toolbar to change the text’s font, size, color, and style.

    Edit your text box
    Edit your text box

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