Get your message across or share your day with friends with Facebook stories.

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Share fully-customized Facebook Stories with friends and followers

Facebook Stories are a great way of sharing pictures and videos with friends and followers on Facebook. They’re a great tool for social media storytelling, whether you’re posting for friends or followers. 

Apart from photos and videos, you can upload pre-made images into Facebook Stories. By using Canva, you’re sure to upload beautiful stories every single time. Our amazing design team has created different templates encompassing everything from quotes, greetings to announcements. At the same time, Canva’s drag and drop tools and amazing media library make transforming and personalizing each template a breeze.

Create a new Facebook Story in 5 steps.

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Facebook Story posts.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your design in a few clicks.

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Start with professionally designed layouts or create your own

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.

Browse through Canva’s amazing media library for images and illustrations

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.

Consider the narrative of the Story you want to tell

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.

Design on the go and share posts in a snap

You can create your Facebook Stories on your computer but you can always take and create your designs on the go with our iPhone and iPad apps. It’s 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 iPhone or iPad and create designs whenever and wherever inspiration strikes!

FAQ

There are watermarks on my Facebook Stories design; how can I remove them?

Watermarks are used to brand or to protect paid images that are owned by the photographer. After creating your design in Canva, simply click the Download button and choose to export your design as an image or PDF.

As this point you will be prompted to pay for any images within your design. Once you do, your image or PDF will download straight to your computer without the watermarks.

How can I add branding to my design?

If you’re handling social media for a business or organization, it’s important to ensure that all your posts are on-brand and easily recognizable.

You can achieve this by uploading your logo, using your brand color palette and being consistent with fonts. To upload your logo, click on the Uploads tab in your object panel, select the Uploads folder, and click on the green Upload your own images button. Select any PNG, JPEG or SVG file you wish to upload from your computer.

Uploaded images are automatically saved inside your Uploads folder, ready to be used in other designs.

How can I format the text for my Facebook Story post?

You can edit your text a variety of ways to make sure it fits your design needs. Using the text tools, you can change the font type, size, color, emphasis, alignment, spacing and transparency. You can also turn your text into a bulleted or numbered list.

Changes are applied across all text within a text box. To apply any of the above changes, select the text box you wish to edit and click on the format options found in the text tool.