How To Slow Down Animation In Canva (5 Easy Steps!)

How To Slow Down Animation In Canva
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Are you struggling to slow down animations in Canva?

I get it – we’ve all been there.

Maybe you have added an animation in Canva but it’s moving too fast. No matter how many times you watch it loop, your eyes can’t keep up.

If you want your viewers to actually see and appreciate the animations you’ve worked hard to create, then slowing down the animations is necessary.

The good news is that slowing down animation speed in Canva is super simple!

So, in this quick guide, I’ll walk you through the process of slowing down the speed of your animations.

So, let’s get started…

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How To Slow Down Animation In Canva

Below are the steps that you can follow to slow down animation in Canva:

1. Open Recent Design

Go to the Canva website and then log in or sign up to get directed to the Canva homepage.

On the Canva homepage, look for the ‘Recent Designs’ section. This section displays the thumbnail of the designs you have worked on in the past.

open recent design

Scroll through the section and then click on the design you wish to continue editing.

You will now get directed to the Canva editor.

2. Add Animation

After getting directed to the Canva editor, firstly we will have to add animation to your design before slowing down its speed.

To apply the animation, click on any element of the design such as text, graphic, sticker, photo, etc.

Then click on the ‘Animate’ button from the top toolbar to get access to the animation menu on the left-hand side.

click on animate

Scroll through available animation options in front of you like pan, rise, pop, etc. Once you find an animation that you want to apply, click on it.

  • Note: Not every animation in Canva has the option to slow down its speed. So, when you are applying an animation, make sure it shows a ‘Speed’ slider on the left-hand side.

3. Slow Down Animation

After clicking on your desired animation, you will notice two new options (animate and speed) on the left-hand side below your selected animation.

To slow down your animation, drag the ‘Speed’ slider towards the left-hand side.

drag the speed slider

You will notice a crown symbol near the speed slider which represents that this feature is only available to Canva Pro subscribers.

This means that you cannot slow down the animation until you have a Canva Pro subscription.

4. Preview Your Design

Once you have slowed down the speed of the animation, it is time to preview your design to check how your animation looks now.

preview your design

Click on the ‘Preview’ button from the top right corner of the screen. As a result of which your design will open in full screen.

click on close button

if you do not get satisfied with the results, click on the ‘Close’ button from the left corner of the screen and then make the necessary changes.

5. Download Your Design

While previewing your design, if you get satisfied with the results then click on the ‘Download’ button from the top right corner of the screen.

download your design

Set your file type to ‘MP4 Video’, and then click on the ‘Download’ button again at the end to start the downloading process.

FAQ- How To Slow Down Animation In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you out further:

How Do I Fix Animation Timing In Canva?

After applying animation to any element of your design, you can easily fix the animation timing as well. To fix animation timing, click on your page to get access to the top toolbar.

From the top toolbar, click on the ‘Edit Timing’ button. Now drag the timing slider left or right as per your requirement. As a result of which the animation timing will get changed.

How Do I Control GIF Speed In Canva?

You cannot control the third-party GIF speed in Canva like the one from GIPHY.

But you can adjust the speed of your canva video and then download that in a GIF format.

All you have to do is select your video file in canva and click on the “Playback” option from the top toolbar and adjust your video speed from there.

Before You Leave

And that’s a wrap!

Now you know how to take control of the speed of your animations in Canva for a smoother, more polished look.

So don’t settle for chaotic, fast animations just because that’s Canva’s default. Take a few minutes to customize the timing and you’ll be amazed by the difference.

In summary, just add an animation, play around with the speed slider, and you are done.

A last tip: don’t forget to preview your animations before downloading your final video, and play around with different speeds to find the right pacing for your design.

Read more Canva tips and tricks here.

Thank you for sticking with me through this quick tutorial.

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