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Design Awesome Social Media Graphics With Canva

Ramp up your next social media campaign by adding beautifully designed graphics! Choose from our library of professionally designed layouts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more.

Create social media campaigns for free

If you’re a new brand starting out or an existing one looking to improve your social media strategy – visual content will help establish your online identity.

Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, almost three billion people are active social media users. So how can you leverage them to your business? The answer is simple – by creating interesting and engaging social media graphics.

Canva’s social media layouts can be used on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Get free acesss to over 100 layouts, allowing you to create stunning graphics in just minutes!

How to make social media graphics

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and search for "Social Media Graphics" to start designing.

  2. Choose a template

    Explore social media graphics for every industry and theme, including travel, sales, quotes, party, holiday and more. Find the perfect graphic for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. Click on your favorite to make it yours.

  3. Explore features

    Get creative with Canva’s library of professionally designed photos, images, illustrations, icons, speech bubbles, shapes and other elements. Apply filters with the photo effects feature and create movement with the animate feature.

  4. Customize your design

    Make your social media graphic unique by uploading your own images and artwork, adding video or audio and choosing your own background and color scheme. Customize until it feels finished.

  5. Save and share

    Download your designs as JPGs, PNGs or GIFs. Upload directly to your social media accounts from Canva using the “Share” option.

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Design social media campaigns without a budget

Canva makes is easy and affordable to create quality social media graphics. Our library of social media layouts are free to use as many times as you like, making it easy to update your social profiles regularly.

To create professional designs using premium stock photography, you’ll never pay more than $1 per image. There are no other costs or fees associated with designing in Canva.

Use professionally designed layouts or create your own

Canva’s library is home to hundreds of professional designed social media layouts created by our team of awesome designers. From cover images for Facebook to a graphic for Twitter or Pinterest, Canva has all of your social media design needs covered. You can also use your own designs as layouts by duplicating them and creating a new graphic.

Collaborate on your social media graphics

Sometimes, the best creativity comes when we work together. With Canva, you can create social media graphics with a team, in real-time. Simply add them to your team and start designing together in seconds.

Share your designs straight to social

Just click the “Share” button in Canva to post your new design straight to your Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter profile.


If you include text, make sure it’s clear, simple and easy to read; use color contrast for enhanced legibility; use a visual hierarchy to grab attention; choose colors that fit the mood you want to create; and settle on the right typography for the tone of your message.

Social media graphics include everything from Instagram stories to Twitter banners to Facebook videos. The most popular options are photos and images, videos, stories, cover art, infographics, quotes, blog images, GIFs, lists, screenshots with arrows, charts, thumbnails, posters and logos.

Social media itself helps get the word out about your business and drive sales, but social media graphics help you establish brand consistency across all your channels. For your social media accounts and website, you can use high quality graphics that reflect the real you.

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