If you’re social media-savvy but not so great with design, never fear. With Canva, you’ll never have to design from scratch. Canva is home to hundreds of ready-made, professional templates for Facebook Stories. Our designers have anticipated some of the most useful formats such as quote posts, announcement-type posts, or greeting posts.
You can also always make your own design and just use the various elements, images, icons, shapes and text tools available in Canva. Thanks to Canva’s drag and drop simplicity and suite of intuitive design tools, you’re sure to end up with a great-looking design each time.
Social media is primarily a visual platform so make sure to use eye-catching images for your post. By using Canva you also get access to an impressive media library with over a million images and illustrations to add to your design. To find a specific image, just head over to the search bar and type in a few keywords or go to the Elements tab and search through the various themed image folders. There are plenty of free images to choose from while premium images are priced at only $1 for each one-time use.
Facebook Stories only last 24 hours and you can’t alter the order of images or videos in them once you’ve uploaded them. So, if you can, plan out the story, and create your images in advance. You can then add them in the order you’ve chosen, either all in one go, or throughout the day. That way, you could, for example build towards a big launch.
You can create your Facebook Stories on your computer but you can always take and create your designs on the go with our iOS and Android apps you can download for free from the App Store or Google Play. They’re great for creating quick posts and sharing directly to your favorite social media platform. By creating your Facebook stories on the app, you can revise your design, post them directly to Facebook from your mobile device and create designs whenever and wherever inspiration strikes!