Instagram post creator

Engage your followers visually with attractive Instagram posts that you can create to boost your brand or business. Choose from ready-made, customizable templates or start from scratch, all within our beginner-friendly Instagram post maker.

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Capture your audience visually

Your Instagram feed is an extension of yourself. As you curate your posts and updates, you bare your personality and style—your unique brand. Whether you want to showcase your latest happenings, share personal advocacies, or establish your growing business on Instagram, you’ll need double tap-worthy, scroll-stopping posts that engage not only your followers but also onlookers of your profile.

Fill your Instagram feed with posts that match your aesthetics using Canva’s intuitive Instagram post creator. Putting up an online sale announcement? Build hype with art card templates you can personalize using our extensive design library. Boosting your products and services? Enhance your photos with our gorgeous filters and photo-editing tools. Then, share your custom Instagram post to your account without leaving the design dashboard.

How to make Instagram posts

  1. Open Canva
    Launch Canva and search for “Instagram Post” to get started.
  2. Select an Instagram post template
    Browse our collection of ready-made post templates professionally designed for Instagram. Each layout fits Instagram post dimensions perfectly. Filter your search by color, theme, or style.
  3. Personalize your design
    Make any design yours when you customize the text, choose different font styles and colors, and modify elements within the layout. Upload your product shots or use our extensive library for stock images, videos, audio, and vectors.
  4. Play with different features
    Touch up your images with our photo-editing tools. Add filters and enhance your pictures. You can also make it dynamic with animated stickers, page transitions, and text animations.
  5. Share on Instagram
    Download your design in high-resolution JPG, PNG, or MP4 to upload to your account. You can even share it directly to Instagram from the editor. Add a witty caption and see your post live on your feed. With Canva Pro, you can queue your content later with Scheduler.
Make an Instagram post

Your Instagram means business

Show your followers that you are committed to building a consistent brand on Instagram by producing valuable and engaging content. Curate your feed with a unified purpose, goal, and theme. And if you’re new to Insta-preneurship, our Instagram post maker is your friend. Easily create IG posts that put a spotlight on your products and services. Launch new offers, showcase bestsellers, and publish quick explainers that demo different product features.

Make Instagram posts for various intents with free, ready-made Canva templates that you can personalize for your brand and business. Find layouts for a single post to check in with your loyal followers, or design a carousel displaying new ways to enjoy your products. Customize them quickly in ideal Instagram post dimensions and share instantly.

Picture-perfect, flawless branding

For Instagram users, aesthetics is king. So give them a show by paying attention to details and curating your posts well. Highlight your brand with creative and eye-catching design elements that you can get from Canva’s extensive media library.

Enjoy thousands of free and pre-licensed stock images and videos that you can use as visual cues for your products and services. Play with icons, illustrations, and vectors to easily convey messages to your followers. Strengthen brand recall with memorable graphics. You can also make your Instagram posts lively and dynamic with animated stickers, thrilling transitions, and text animations.

Manage your posts well

Deliver fresh ideas to your followers with our intuitive, beginner-friendly Instagram post creator. You can start a design on the go with our iOS or Android app and finish it on your desktop seamlessly. Plus, you can collaborate with your team and colleagues in real-time. Then, share your Instagram post straight from the editor when you’re done.

When you go Pro, you unlock more possibilities for your brand. Follow a consistent and unique branding on your Instagram posts. Use Brand Kit to assign fonts and color schemes to different types of content. You can also plan your content calendar as you queue your Instagram posts for sharing. With Pro, you’ll never miss an opportunity to capture new followers on Instagram.

FAQ

The midweek is considered the best time to upload your Instagram posts. Engagements spike from Tuesdays through Thursdays, peaking at 11 AM on Wednesdays. The rest of the weekdays provide good consistency, too. However, you might want to rethink posting on a Sunday. Engagements are usually slow and low then.

From our desktop app or your web browser, you can upload your Instagram post designs with our direct sharing option to Instagram. Simply connect your Instagram account to your Canva account for seamless sharing.

Adding hashtags help maximize your post’s reach under a particular topic. You can also nudge your followers by sharing posts on your Instagram Stories and other connected social accounts. Try the Boost feature if you want to target a specific audience. Simply switch to a professional account so you can tap “Boost” on a particular post and “Create Ad” after setting your budget.

The most recommended strategy is to upload Instagram posts two to three times a week and limit it to one post per day.

Tap the + button to make a new post on Instagram. Then tap the “Select Multiple” icon and pick your photos in order. You can upload up to 10 photos in a carousel. For a seamless look as your audience swipes left, you can use our multi-page carousel templates or add new pages using our Instagram post maker.
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