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How To Add Voice Over In Canva (Step By Step!)

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Are you looking to add some voiceover to your Canva projects but not sure where to start?

I feel you. When I first tried to add audio to my Canva designs, I was totally lost too.

But don’t worry, adding voiceover in Canva is actually pretty straightforward once you know how.

In this quick guide, I’ll walk you through the simple steps for adding your pre-recorded voiceovers and audio recordings to any Canva presentation or design.

I will also guide you on how you can add AI-generated voiceover inside Canva using Murf AI.

So let’s get started!

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How To Add Voice Over In Canva (Step By Step)

Below are the two methods that you can follow to add a voiceover in Canva:

1. Add Pre-Recorded Voiceover

To add pre-recorded voiceover to your design in Canva, firstly you have to record your audio from your mobile and then save it on your computer.

Then from the Canva homepage, Look for the ‘Recent Designs’ section.

Now click on the thumbnail of the design on which you want to add your voiceover. The design will open in the Canva editor.

open a recent design

After opening your design in the Canva editor, click on the ‘Uploads’ button from the left sidebar.

Now from the new menu, click on the ‘Upload Files’ button to select the pre-recorded audio from your computer.

Once the audio is successfully uploaded in Canva, it will appear under your upload library. Click on that uploaded voiceover to add it to your design.

upload your voice over

After clicking on the uploaded voiceover, you will notice a ‘Soundwave Timeline’ at the bottom of your screen.

To control the volume of your voiceover, click on the ‘Soundwave Timeline’ from the bottom of your screen and then on the ‘Volume’ icon from the top toolbar.

Adjust The Volume

Now drag the ‘Volume’ slider towards the left-hand side to decrease the volume of your uploaded voiceover.

Release the slider when you are satisfied with the volume.

2. Add an AI Voiceover

If you don’t want to spend time creating your voiceover and then uploading it on Canva.

Then you can also add an AI voiceover to your design. An AI voiceover not only sounds professional but also helps to save a lot of time.

To add an AI voiceover to your video, click on the ‘Apps’ button from the left side of the Canva homepage.

Click On Apps Button

Now a new menu with various apps will open in front of you. Search for the ‘Murf AI’ app from the top search bar of the new menu.

Search For Murf AI App
  • Note: Murf AI is a text-to-voice generator platform, it helps to create voiceovers from scripts. The platform streamlines the production process and helps to create professional voiceovers in just a few clicks.

From the search results, click on the ‘Murf AI’ app.

click on Murf AI app

Now you will be given two options for adding a voiceover to your design:

  • Use In Existing Design
  • Use In New Design

If you want to add a voiceover to your existing design, click on the ‘Use In Existing Design’ button and then on the ‘Your Project’ button to open a list of all your previous designs.

click on Use In Existing Design button

Now click on the project that you want to continue editing and it will open in the Canva Editor.

click on the project

Or if you want to add a voiceover to a new design, then click on the ‘Use In New Design’ button.

Type in your desired design type on the top search bar. Then from the search results, click on your desired design type to get redirected to the Canva editor.

click on Use In New Design button

Once you are on the Canva editor, click on the ‘Open’ button to open the ‘Murf AI’ app on your editor.

Click On Open Button

After opening the ‘Murf AI’ app, click on the ‘Connect’ button to create an account with ‘Murf AI’.

Click On Connect Button

Now under the ‘Select A Voice’ section, click on the thumbnail of the voice to hear how it sounds. After listening to the voices, click on the one that you like most.

Select A Voice Of Your Liking

Now type the script of your voiceover under the ‘Enter Your Text’ section. Then click on the ‘Choose Style’ button to open a new drop-down menu.

From the drop-down menu, click on the style of your liking.

For example, I will click on the ‘Conversational’ style to add it to my voiceover.

Type Your Script

To adjust the speed or pitch of the voiceover, drag the ‘Speed’ or ‘Pitch’ slider towards the left or right-hand side according to your liking.

drag the slider

After making all the adjustments, click on the ‘Generate Voiceover’ button to generate your voiceover according to the input data.

Once you click on the ‘Generate Voiceover’ button, Canva will process your data for a few seconds and then the generate voiceover will start playing in front of you.

Generate Your Voiceover

If you are satisfied with the played voiceover, click on the ‘Add To Design’ button at the bottom.

If you are not satisfied with the played voiceover, make the necessary changes to the input data and then add it to your design.

Add The Voiceover to your design

Murf AI will then successfully add the generated voiceover to your design and you will be able to see the ‘Soundwave Timeline’ at the bottom of your screen.

FAQ- How To Add Voice Over In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

How Do I Add Audio To Canva?

To add audio to the Canva design, click on the ‘Apps’ button from the left sidebar and then on the ‘Audio*’* button. Once the Canva library of stock audio opens in front of you, click on your desired audio to add it to your design.

If you want to upload your own audio to Canva, click on the ‘Uploads’ button from the left side and then on the ‘Upload Files’ button to upload the audio from your computer.

Can You Edit Audio In Canva?

Yes, you can easily edit the audio in Canva. After adding the audio to your design, you can trim, adjust the volume, set audio effects etc to your audio. Follow our How To Edit Audio In Canva blog post to know more in detail.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it – everything you need to know to add voiceovers and bring your Canva designs to life!

I hope this quick guide made it simple to locate Canva’s hidden Murf AI voice-over tool.

If you are going to use AI text to speech then It may take some trial and error to get the right AI voice and tone, but the impact is so worth it.

I still remember the first time I used AI voiceovers in Canva – it was for a video tutorial and I was shocked by how much more dynamic it made the content.

Now voiceovers are a staple in my Canva workflow.

So start small, experiment, and have fun with it!

Let me know if you have any other Canva-related questions.

And if you found this guide useful, please leave a comment below and share it with anyone who could benefit.

The more we share knowledge, the better we all get!

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