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With Canva’s free meme generator you can easily take a memorable moment and turn it into a viral meme in minutes.

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Create and share your own viral memes in minutes

Creating a meme using Canva’s meme generator is free and easy. With our drag-and-drop editor, you can customize your meme with zero restrictions—no watermarks, no font restrictions, and flexible templates.

Instantly upload and rotate your image, add infinite text boxes, choose any font, in as many colors you want, and choose the format you would like to download your meme in.

How to make a meme

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and search for "Meme" on the search tool to start.

  2. Search for a template

    Browse through Canva’s library of meme templates for every theme. Add keywords that fit your theme and style to narrow down your search. Just click on the template you like to add to your page in the editor.

  3. Explore features

    Canva’s library has millions of stock images, photos, icons, stickers, speech bubbles and other graphics. Use the handy animate feature to make elements tumble, rise or pan onto the page. You can also add audio or video clips.

  4. Personalize your meme

    Already have a vision in mind? Feel free to upload your own images, photos and artwork. Choose your own font style, background and color scheme. Mix and match elements from different templates.

  5. Save and share

    Happy with the result? Download and save as a PNG, JPG or GIF. Share on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms directly from Canva.

Create a New Meme

Choose from thousands of customizable templates

Canva has over 5000 flexible meme templates that you can customize to your needs. Remove elements, make the text larger or smaller, or change the layout—there are zero restrictions.

Or, you can create your meme from scratch, and create a new viral trend. Simply choose the dimensions you would like to use and drag and drop the images, text and more.

Upload images free and fast

If you’ve got the perfect image for your meme, you can upload it for free straight into the generator and drag it directly into your design.

Or, if you’re looking for a funny image, choose from over 2 million watermark-free images in our stock library. With free and affordable images, creating a meme won’t cost you a fortune.

Create memes with friends

Sometimes, your funniest memes come when you collaborate with friends. With Canva’s meme generator, you can instantly add your friends and create a team. Play with images, illustrations, meme captions, and add comments, resolve suggestions within the Canva editor — all in real-time.

Share with the world in minutes

Whether you’re on your iPhone, iPad, Android or desktop, Canva’s meme generator has easy share buttons that allow you to instantly download (JPEG, PNG, PDF format available) or share your memes straight to social media. All of these, with our free meme maker.


A meme includes a photo or video along with a block of text. The purpose is to poke fun at an idea or create a humorous message. You might put a question in the top text and a punchline in the bottom with an image that captures the message or joke.

A great meme stands out from the pack, but reflects current trends, jokes and ideas. It’s usually short and simple, with an eye-catching image and minimal text. Use humor that will resonate with your audience. Attach social media buttons to make it easy to share your meme.

A few typical fonts for memes include sans-serif styles like Arial or Helvetica, Comic Sans, Montserrat, Dancing Script or Impact. These are all simple, clear and easy to recognize and read. Meme fonts are often bold, capitalized, in white and outlined in black.

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