How To Embed a Video In Canva (3 Easy Ways)

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So, you want to embed a video inside canva but don’t actually know whether it is possible or not?

Well, lucky for you, embedding a video in Canva is totally possible, and it’s not as difficult as you might think.

In fact, it’s so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before.

But wait, how the heck do you even do that?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back like a trusty backpack.

In this step-by-step guide, I’ll teach you how to embed a video in Canva without breaking a sweat (or the internet).

So, grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer), and let’s get cracking!

Key Takeaways

  • Users can embed videos from the canva library, custom upload, and third-party sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter, Fb, Instagram, TikTok, etc.
  • Simply copying and pasting the video link inside the canva editor will automatically embed the video inside the canva design
  • Users can also use the Embeds feature from Apps > Embeds to embed videos from third-party sites into canva.

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How to Embed a Video in Canva: Step-by-Step Guide

So there can be 3 possible ways that you can use to embed any video inside your canva design.

  • Embedding a Video from the canva library
  • Embedding a Video from your Laptop/Computer/Mobile
  • Embedding a video from third-party sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, etc

Let’s discuss each of the ways one by one.

1. Embedding a Video From Canva Library (Steps)

To embed a video in your Canva design from the Canva library, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Canva editor and select the design you want to add the video too.

2. Click on the “Elements” tab on the left-hand panel and search for any keyword related to the video you want, eg. I have searched for “Nature”.

3. Now switch to the “Videos” section and browse through different videos.

Embedding a Video From Canva Library

4. Drag and drop the video onto your design canvas.

5. Resize and move the video around as needed, just like any other element in Canva.

Embedding a Custom Uploaded Video To Your Canva Design

To embed a custom-uploaded video in your Canva design follow these steps:

1. Open the Canva editor and select the design you want to add the video to.

2. Click on the “Elements” tab on the left-hand panel and select “Videos” from the list of options.

3. Click on the “Uploads” tab in the left-hand panel and select the video you want to add.

4. Drag and drop the video onto your design canvas or click on it to add it to your design.

5. You can adjust the size and position of the video in Canva according to your needs.

Embedding a video from third-party sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, etc

To embed a video from third-party sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, etc follow these simple steps:

1. Copy the link of your video from the source, it can be Youtube, Vimeo, or wherever the video is hosted.

How to embed a youtube video in canva

2. Open your canva design and paste the link of your video by pressing “Ctrl/Cmnd + V” on your keyboard.

3. Canva will automatically fetch and embed the video using the copied link in your canva design.

paste the video on canvas

Alternatively, if this method is not working for some reason you can also use the embed widget in canva to embed your video, follow these steps:

1. Open your canva Editor

2. Click on “Apps” from the left sidebar and then search for “Embeds”.

embed a video in canva using embeds

3. If you are using it for the first time, it will ask you to connect, simply press the button and connect the Embeds to your canva account

4. Now you will see a bunch of websites listed over there, to see a dummy embed just click on any one of the website names.

6. To add your own video, copy and paste the video link in the URL bar and press “Add to Design”

How To Embed a Youtube Video In Canva

To embed a youtube video inside canva you can either just copy and paste the URL of the video directly into your canva editor, the canva will automatically embed the video from the pasted URL.

You can also click on Apps > Embeds from the left sidebar and enter your URL over there and click on the “Add To Design” button, which will also embed your Youtube video in your canva design.

Tips If You Are Embedding Custom Uploaded Videos In Canva

Here are some important tips if you are uploading your own videos to embed inside canva:

Tip 1: Choose Supported Video Format

Canva supports MOV, GIF, MP4, MPEG, MKV, or WEBM file format when it comes to videos, however, for better quality Mp4 is suggested.

So make sure you your video in any of the mentioned formats otherwise canva won’t allow you to upload your video.

Tip 2: Check The Size Of Your Video

According to canva, they only take videos that are less than 1 GB, so make sure your video is under 1 GB.

Tip 3: Double Check The Video Resolution

It is recommended to use higher resolution videos for better quality.

Canva works best with videos that have a resolution of 1080p or lower. If your video has a higher resolution, you might experience some lag issues while editing or playing it inside canva editor.

Tip 4: Checking The Copyrights

Always make sure you have the necessary rights and permissions for the video you’re uploading. It’s important to respect copyright laws and use only videos that you have the right to use.

FAQs – How To Embed Videos In Canva

Here are some most common questions people usually ask on the topic “how to embed video in canva.”

Are there any limitations on the length of videos I can embed in Canva?

No, currently there is no limit on the length of videos you can embed but according to Canva if you are uploading your own video to canva, it should be less than 1 GB and if you are a canva user you will be asked to compress the video if it is between 250 MB to 1 GB.

How do I embed a video link in a Canva presentation?

To embed a video link in a Canva presentation simply copy and paste the link of your video on your canvas and canva will automatically embed it into your presentation.

Does embedding YouTube videos require a paid subscription?

No, using the Canva editor to embed YouTube videos does not require a paid subscription. Canva allows all users, including those with free and pro accounts, to tap into the media capabilities and upload YouTube videos to their designs.

What video files does Canva accept?

Canva supports MOV, GIF, MP4, MPEG, MKV, or WEBM file format when it comes to videos, however, for better quality Mp4 is suggested.

Can I embed videos from sources other than YouTube in Canva?

Yes, you can embed videos from multiple sources other than YouTube in Canva. Canva allows users to embed videos from platforms like Vimeo, Dailymotion, Ted, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, and many more
All you have to do is simply copy and paste the video URL into the Canva editor directly or you can also use the Embed option from the left sidebar and paste the link over there, both methods will work.

Before You Leave

So I hope I was able to answer your query on how to embed a video in canva.

Now before you leave I have something special for you, do you know you can download Canva presentations as PPT on your computer using our in-depth guide on How To Download Canva Presentations As PPT.

You can read the article if you are struggling to download your presentation made in canva in PPT format.

So if you got any questions regarding “how to embed a video in canva”, you can comment them down below, I would to help you out.

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