Free intro maker for YouTube

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.

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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’s free YouTube intro maker. 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 video intro for Youtube

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and search for "YouTube Intro" to kickstart your design. Pull up a blank page or browse templates for inspiration.

  2. Find the right template

    Canva’s library has video intro templates for every theme. Use the search tool to filter by industry, style, color and more. Once you find something you like, drag and drop it onto your page to make it yours.

  3. Discover features

    Explore millions of free stock photos, images, icons, illustrations and other graphics. Add music and GIFs. Use the animate, collaborate and photo effects features to bring your video intro to life.

  4. Customize your design

    Mix and match elements from different templates. Choose your own background, color scheme and font style. Add a personal twist with your own artwork, images, photos or branding elements.

  5. Upload and share

    Ready to release your intro to the world? Share directly with your followers on social media or save as an MP4 or GIF and upload to your YouTube channel.

Make a YouTube intro for free

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, with anyone

Canva makes professional-level intros simple to create — you can even create your video intro with others in real-time. 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, invite your friends to collaborate, and download in seconds.

Keep your YouTube channel on brand

Canva is an all-around design tool that cares about your brand and channel. From learning how to make your channel art or your how to make a YouTube intro, Canva has got your back.

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


A video intro should be on the short side, around 10 seconds. Any longer and you lose viewers who would otherwise click through to the rest of your content; any shorter and you don’t have time to make an impression.

Find the branding section of your channel and add an intro under “branding introduction.” This will allow you to add an intro to either one video or all of your videos. You can then upload your intro clip to whichever video or videos you want.

Your intro video should introduce you and your product or channel in a way that feels authentic. Don’t try to sell yourself or your services; tell a story or say a few lines that explain who you are and why you’re doing what you’re doing. Know your audience to make it resonate.

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