Canva is one of the best graphic design tools that you can use to create a variety of visuals, such as posters, cards, and even videos.
One of the ways to make your designs and brand story truly unique and stand out is to use unique fonts.
So the question is – can you add fonts in Canva?
The answer is yes – you can upload fonts to your Canva account, but you can’t do that for free.
Read on for more details.
Can you add fonts to Canva?
Yes, you can add fonts to Canva, but only with the Canva Pro or Canva for Teams subscription.
Canva Pro gives you access to 3000 fonts that you can use for your designs. You can even use these Canva fonts for commercial use.
However, if you need to use a custom font for your designs that is not available on Canva, you can also upload them to your Canva account and use them in your designs.
Can you add fonts in Canva mobile?
Yes, you can also add your fonts in the Canva mobile app. You can upload fonts both in your Android app and iOs app.
The only condition again is that you need to have a Canva Pro account.
See the steps below about how to add a font to Canva from your PC and from mobile.
How to add a font to Canva from your PC
You can add a font to Canva from your PC both with your internet browser and the Canva desktop app.
1. Get a Canva Pro subscription
The first step is to get a premium Canva account.
Canva Pro costs $12.99 per month if you have a monthly subscription and $9.99 per month if you have a Canva lifetime subscription.
You can also start with a 30-day free trial of Canva Pro.
2. Choose your font
Select the font you would like to upload to Canva.
If you are already using a font for your brand imagery and marketing material, you probably already have the fonts ready.
Otherwise, choose a font from font marketplaces like Google Fonts and download the font.
You can only install certain file formats for fonts in Canva:
- Open Type Font (OTF)
- True Type Font (TTF)
- Web Open Font Format (WOFF)
3. Access a Canva brand kit
A brand kit contains all the elements you need to use for your brand designs.
You can create multiple brand kits in Canva Pro, setting individual colors, logos, and fonts for each brand kit.
To add a font to Canva, either create a new brand kit or access one you have already created.
In your Canva dashboard, go to ‘Brand’.
Choose your brand kit.
4. Upload your font
In your brand kit, go to the ‘Brand Fonts’ section and click on ‘+ Add New’.
Choose the font you want to upload to Canva and add the file.
It will ask you to accept that you have the license to use this font.
Click on ‘Yes, Upload Away!’
That’s it! You have now uploaded your font to Canva.
You can see your font in the ‘Uploaded Fonts’ section.
How to upload fonts in Canva mobile or tablet
You can add a font to mobile, both Android and iOs, in pretty much the same way as you do on the desktop.
1. Open the Canva app
Open the Canva app on your mobile or tablet.
Remember, you need to have a Canva Pro account to upload custom fonts.
2. Access your brand kit
Click on the hamburger menu.
Click on ‘Brand’ and choose the brand kit you want to upload your font to.
3. Upload your font
Click on the ‘+’ sign and upload your font.
Can you add fonts to Canva free?
No, you cannot add fonts to Canva for free.
Being able to upload fonts to Canva is a great feature to help you create consistency in your brand designs, but you can do that only with a Canva Pro or Canva for Teams subscription.
A Canva Pro subscription also gives you access to other premium features like:
- 100+ million stock content with premium images, videos, graphics
- 610+K premade templates that you can quickly customize
- Image background remover
- 3000 premium fonts
- Video background remover
- Resize any design with one click
- Download images with transparent background
- Schedule your content for social media
If you are in the educational or nonprofit sector you can get Canva Pro or Canva for Teams for free.
You can then upload fonts in Canva for free, but this feature is still a part of the Canva Pro subscription.
Where can I download fonts for Canva?
If you want to add custom fonts to Canva, you need the right file and license to use the fonts for your designs.
Some websites with a good collection of fonts are:
All you have to do on these websites is choose the font you want, and download the relevant font file.
You can then follow the steps mentioned above to upload the font to Canva.
How to use custom and uploaded fonts in Canva
You can use the custom fonts you added in Canva in 2 ways:
- Set it as a brand font
- Use it as an uploaded font
1. Set it as a brand font
Canva lets you set three types of fonts in a brand kit: headings, subheadings, and text.
You can choose the font, the size, and the effect (Bold/ Italic).
Any time you add a heading to your designs, it will have the same style as you set in the brand kit.
You can then change it, of course.
You can set your uploaded font as any of these text styles.
Just choose the text style you want. I chose ‘Heading’.
Choose your uploaded font, and set the style.
Now head over to create a design. Go to ‘Text’ and add a heading.
The brand style you set with your uploaded font in Canva will be automatically applied.
2. Access it from the font library
You can also keep your uploaded font in your library without setting it as a brand font.
This is helpful if you only want to apply your regular font occasionally, and not in all your brand designs.
In this example, let’s keep the headline in the brand fonts in the brand kit as Open Sans.
Now when you create a design and add a text, say a headline, the font automatically applied will be Open Sans.
Simply choose the font dropdown menu above, go to ‘Uploaded Fonts’ and select the font you uploaded.
Your headline font is now the custom font you added in Canva.
Can you add fonts to Canva – FAQ
Before you go, check out answers to some FAQs relating to ‘can you add fonts to Canva’.
Can you add outside fonts to Canva?
Yes, you can add custom fonts to Canva as long as the font files are in OTF, WOFF, or TTF format, and you have the license to embed the fonts.
Who can add fonts to Canva?
Anyone with a Canva Pro account can add fonts to Canva. Users of Canva Pro, Canva for Teams, Canva for Education, and Canva for Nonprofits can upload fonts to Canva.
If you are collaborating to use Canva for creating designs, you need to have administrator access to upload fonts to Canva brand kits.
How to add Google fonts to Canva?
It is extremely easy to add Google fonts to Canva. You can do it in 4 quick steps.
1. Choose a Google font.
Go to Google Fonts and choose the font you like.
Let’s say I choose the font Moon Dance.
2. Review the font license
You can only upload fonts in Canva if you have the license to embed them.
Review all the information about the font before you decide to use it.
3. Download the font
Click on ‘Download Family’ to download all the variables of the font.
Save the files on your hard drive or cloud.
4. Upload your font to Canva
Import your font to Canva following the steps mentioned above.
How many fonts can I upload to Canva?
You can upload a maximum of 500 fonts per brand kit.
Why can’t I upload fonts in Canva?
You can only upload fonts in Canva if they meet certain conditions.
If Canva is not recognizing your font or you can’t upload fonts in your Canva account, try these fixes:
- Check that your font file is in OTF, TTF, or WOFF format
- Check that the font file is not corrupted and is the right version
- Check that you have the license to embed the font. In certain cases, you need to buy a font license