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Capture—and keep—your viewers’ attention with a standout news opening. Create news intros like a pro with Canva’s free news intro maker.

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Create your own news intro in minutes

To keep an audience's loyalty and interest, you must deliver hot-off-the-press info quickly and in a visually appealing way. It’s great to have a news intro video on hand; just add your news video, and you’re good to publish.

Easily create an attention-grabbing news intro with Canva's news intro maker! Start with a trustworthy and professional template, then edit it to add your brand visuals. Customization is as easy as dragging and dropping graphic elements from our free media library. Switch out the vectors, text, and video clips. And when you're done, effortlessly download your work in high-resolution MP4, watermark-free.

Once you have a custom news intro, you can simply put it at the start of your news videos and publish a story as soon as it breaks.

How to make a news intro

Make a news intro

Launch Canva and search for “News intros.”

Select a free, customizable news intro template. Use our filters to narrow down the templates according to theme and style. Hover your cursor over a template to get a preview. Then, click to select a layout. You can also start with a blank video project.

Personalize your intro using our video editing tools. Speed it up, create 3D intro, trim, or split your intro clip. Upload your logo and other media assets, then drag and drop them onto the layout. Add important details to the lower-third section, like your title or headline.

Take your editing a step further by adding more graphic design elements or applying video transitions. Upload an exciting music track or choose one from our free audio library.

Once you’re finished, download your news intro in high-resolution MP4 video or share it with your team via email or social media.
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Curate for various needs and platforms

Whether you're a video producer, news crew member, campus journalist, or a content creator, you can make the most of Canva's free news intro maker and its wide array of templates. There are layouts similar to breaking news on TV, as well as colorful video graphics perfect for reporting the newest trends in your niche.

You can create a news opening for breaking news, developing stories, political events, social movements, sports, entertainment, and more. Whatever your news beat is, we’ve got you covered.

If you want to mix and match video elements, you can start with a blank video template. Simply drag and drop ready-made graphic design elements, stock photos(opens in a new tab or window), and stock videos(opens in a new tab or window) from our media library onto your news intro project. Add a heart-pounding track, too, to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Edit on the go

Just received a piece of information you want to share, but you're on the road or don’t have your laptop with you? With our news intro maker, you can edit on whatever gadget you have on hand.

Download our free mobile app and create news intro videos on the go. With our ready-made templates, you can produce a news intro video in minutes. You can even expand your project by adding the main news story and creating a news outro.

Need to make multiple news openings? Get your team involved. Send them a link to your news intro video project, so you can collaborate and edit with them in real time.

Share your videos instantly

Be the first to post the latest news. With our free news intro maker, you can make a news intro, create the rest of your segment, and produce an outro—all without leaving the editor.

Once you're done, you can either download and post it manually or share it across several platforms directly from Canva. Pro users can even use our scheduling feature to ensure that your news clips are posted during the optimal posting time.

When time is of the essence, you can rely on our news intro maker to get you ahead of the race.


You can create your own news intro with our free news intro maker. Customize any of our templates with videos, photos, and graphics from your gallery. You can also use stock images, stock videos, and tracks from our extensive media library. Polish your work and download it as an MP4 video that you can add to the beginning of every news video.

A news intro serves multiple purposes:
  • It quickly introduces your channel to old and new viewers.
  • It sets the tone of the news segment.
  • Gives viewers a preview of the main segment.

The essential elements of a news intro are your logo, brand or company name, and highlight clips from the main segment.

Download our free mobile app to access the news intro maker and lots of other video editing tools you can use for your news channel or journalistic projects. Even if you’re on a mobile device, you can make news intros to speed up video production and get your story published fast.
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