Capture your online audience with show-stopping YouTube intros. Nearly all successful YouTubers use an intro to tell the viewer who they are watching and to build brand recognition. You don’t need professional video editing or motion design experience to make them on Canva. Our easy and fun, drag and drop approach to making intros will get your YouTube channel and brand up and running in no time.

Grow your audience with an intro that’s uniquely yours

Capture your viewers and turn them into loyal fans and subscribers with a distinguishing intro using Canva. It’s free, simple to use and available on web browser, iOS and Android—so you can make memorable intros wherever you are.

Access high-quality, premium audio tracks and a library of animated motion graphics. Add that on top of beautiful typography, illustrations, and stock footage. With Canva, sleek intro videos take only a minute to make.

How to make a YouTube intro

  1. Search the keyword “YouTube Intro” or start from scratch
  2. Upload your own images (JPG, PNG), videos (MOV, MP4), and GIFs, or select photos from Facebook, Google Drive or Dropbox without leaving Canva
  3. Find the right font for your brand using our font library
  4. Choose from thousands of free stock videos
  5. Pick a suitable audio track from our built-in music library
  6. Add more motion with static and animated illustrations
  7. Preview your intro online and then download it.

Create an intro with no watermarks

Canva’s intro maker is free to use—we don’t add those pesky watermarks to your downloaded videos. There is no limit to the number of intros you can create and download. Only pay when you use additional features on Canva such as premium stock video, music, photo, and illustration content.

Create anytime, anywhere.

Canva makes professional-level intros simple to create. Make a YouTube intro online in 60 seconds. With no new skills to learn and no software to download, simply pick a video template and edit to your liking.

Keep your YouTube channel on brand

Canva is an all-around design tool that cares about your brand and channel. From our guide to YouTube channel art to our video maker, Canva’s got your back.

Don’t just create a YouTube intro, build the rest of your YouTube channel brand profile on Canva.


Can I add animations to my intro videos?

Yes. Simply select the page you want animated, then choose from our library of free animation styles to animate your intro videos. You can also choose from our library of stickers to add animated graphics & flair to your intro video.

Can I add music to my intro videos?

Yes. Simply click on the music tab and add a music track to your intro.

How do I combine an intro I made on Canva with my video content?

Firstly, download your intro as an mp4. Create a new design on Canva and upload your YouTube intro on the first page. Add your own video content on succeeding pages and download.

Are there other video templates on Canva?

Open Canva and find video templates by looking for Animated Social Media Graphic, Video, YouTube Video, Video Slideshow, YouTube Outro, or Video Collage.

Can I use premium music in my YouTube intros?

Find premium music by selecting music tracks from the music tab. Drag and drop the music track onto the canvas you’re designing on. When you use premium audio tracks on Canva, you will be asked to pay for the license. You’ll need to purchase each music license multiple times if you intend to reuse the same intro on different videos.

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