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Tips to Create Animated Social Media Posts in Canva

Benjamin Arango
Benjamin Arango
Originally published Dec 14, 21, updated Jun 12, 24
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Eye-catching social media posts are an excellent, attention-grabbing way to make your ideal clients stop scrolling. Today, we'll describe how to create animated social media posts through Canva posts entirely free and without any design experience required on Canva.

Level up your next social media campaign by adding beautifully designed graphics! You can choose from our library of professionally designed Canva layouts for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Without any further ado, let’s get into the process as follows!

 Part 1 Which social media animated posts can be created on Canva?

With the latest Canva Pro feature, you can go for Canva Animator!

Yes, you can easily create animated social media posts via Canva, like Facebook stories or animated Instagram stories. And, you can also create ads for any other social media platform using its Custom Design feature.

It consists of ready-made templates for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

To explore the entire animated social media templates, visit the Canva official website, log in, and type in the vibrant social media to see different options below.

animated social media canva

All of the templates that will come upon Canva are fully customizable as per your requirements. If you prefer, you can also select a blank animated story template, which is probably the first among these options.

 Part 2 What Canva can help with animated social media posts?

As already discussed, Canva consists of thousands of templates to choose from among the category of animated social media posts. Moreover, there are lots of free as well as paid templates.

Another thing that Canva can help you with these templates is complete customization. You can easily customize the entire template ranging from its colors selection to images to elements etc. And, you can even remove aspects if you don't like anything among the template designs.

Understand the pros of Canva to get our point better as follows:

Canva provides a range of features due to which has gained popularity among millions of people. The benefits of using Canva are −

1. Free Design Platform

Canva is free to use platform for everyone. You can use it for creating attention-grabbing designs for marketing campaigns, social media, or projects.

There are certain features in Canva that are useful for professionals. You can get Canva Pro to access those features with a premium library of stock photos, shapes, fonts, and templates.

You can also go for in-app purchases if you are not looking to purchase the Pro version.

2. No skills or experience required

To use Canva, you don't need any prior experience as a graphic designer. You can swap between images and fonts to create a professional design with many layouts and tools available.

3. Ease of use with multiple templates and fonts

Canva has a library of different backgrounds, images, templates, fonts, stickers to ensure that you get outstanding outcomes. You can create an engaging design in just a few clicks with these tools. The only thing you need is creativity.

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4. Endless options

Canva has every digital design option covered, from Pinterest and Facebook posts to Resume, e−book

canva endless options

5. User−friendly interface

The Canva’s layout is pretty simple to use.

On the design page of Canva, there are the grids for templates, photos, stickers, and background on the left-hand side. Above the design are the color palettes, font tabs, and other formatting tools. You can use these tools with the drag and drop editor in your design in a few clicks.

canva user interface

6. Create a team

You can make your Canva team so that they can have access to the designs. You can determine the kind of access your team members or employees have through the shareable links to make edits.

create team canva

Part 3 Steps to create animated social media pictures in Canva

Unleash your creativity by animating your design pages, elements, and text.

Make or open an existing design.

  • Hit to choose the page, element, or text box that you wish to animate.

  • Once you hit the Animate tab above the editor on the toolbar, you will see the displayed options on the side panel.

  • Please hover your mouse over it to preview an option. Then, you’ll see your design animate.

  • Click on it to apply.

  • For pages: To control the animation timing, click to select the page, and then click on the stopwatch icon above the editor.

  • Download your design in GIF or video format.

You can also directly share them on social media or schedule them for later.

Part 4 Steps to create animated social media videos in Canva

1. Select your template

Sign in to Canva, then choose and make your social media story template. There are two vastly different ways to explore this: You can either select “Create a design” at the top or go for a particular template to get the ideal dimensions.

2. Animate your video

Here’s where the fun begins! Now that you are ready to start editing your selected template, you can add animated and unique elements to your story in three various ways.

    • Add a video

You’re ready to add in your video once you’ve chosen your template! Upload or select any video you might want to use and drag it into a placeholder on your story chosen template. If needed, adjust the size and positioning until it fits.

    • Animated design elements

Another option to animate your social media posts videos is through the Elements feature in Canva by choosing the “Stickers” tab.

You can either enter your requirement in the search bar or scroll through Canva’s huge graphics and enter "animated {insert the word you're searching for, i.e., lines, arrows}. Then, you can drag and drop them right into your design.

There are specific search terms for your reference: Animated Sparkle, Animated Arrow, Animated Word, and Animated Line.

    • Use the Animate button.

There’s an “Animate" button you'll see at the top when you're in your design. Hit on the page you wish to animate, and the Animate tab will pop up on the top left.

Use these three features to create an animated video individually or all together – they’ll be sure to up-level your stories in a fun and unique way.

3. Preview and Download

You can preview your animated stories once you finish the action by hitting the "Play" tab at the top of your screen.

There you have your Canva animated social media creation!

For quick reference, be sure to download my Animated Canva Elements document, all my favorite animated elements. Head to the video to grab them!

As you know how to create an animation and the steps needed, you must also be aware of one of the best editing software available.

Here we recommend using Filmora. You can use it to create compelling animation videos than the animated social media on Canva posts so that the animation will come out smooth and natural by adding keyframes. You are just required to frame a white plane to begin creating animation. Despite this, its audio mixer and color correction editing elements will increase your animation video to a new level. Download it to have a try (Free)!

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And that, my friends, is how you can create your unique animated graphics quickly and easily. So, now it's your turn! With our above tutorial, you can now permit yourself to make and craft your first and exclusive Canva animated GIFs for social media!

Besides, do not forget to try out the Wondershare FilmorPro for any video editing that you may need for your animated social media videos via Canva.

I can't wait to hear all about it. See you next time.

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