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Add text animations for dynamic messaging

Set your texts in motion with thrilling animations and effects. Create text animations using Canva’s free text animation maker and make your message pop, fade, and flicker across your image or video.

Animate text with ease

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Customizing your design’s text is now made easier and even more fun. With text animation, you can effortlessly add animated lettering and typography to make your message stand out. Learn to make your texts pan, fade, pop, or even tumble across your image or video in a few easy clicks with our text animation maker. You can even create your own animation by dragging in your preferred motion path(opens in a new tab or window) and moving faster or slower, depending on your preferred speed.

Highlight important keywords

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Scale your design up a notch by using text animation to get your audience’s attention. Use our animated text generator or AI Translator to emphasize keywords and important messages, whether on a presentation, animated birthday card, or video. Simply pick out fonts that work for you, then click on the "Animate" button.

Send messages from the heart

Let every event be the top venue to surprise your family and friends. Learn to design or translate(opens in a new tab or window) heartfelt greetings in personalized eCards, cartoons(opens in a new tab or window), or videos with impressive effects that'll get oohs and aahs. Turn your words into a meaningful animation with beautiful fonts, dynamic movements, and even touching music. Our text animator lets you imagine you're typing them intently using a typewriter or lighting them up like flickering neon signages.

Give your content a stylish edge

Catch your audience's attention by styling your presentations, videos, and social media graphics with kinetic elements. Keep them engaged enough to retain information and respond with your desired action. Add animation, background music, or even stylish anime art(opens in a new tab or window) to your text to tell your story or create talking head videos with our AI video generator(opens in a new tab or window). It gives flair and personality to your words, so your audience digests and absorbs them better.

Leave a lasting impression

Give yourself top chances of having viral and trendy video posts with animated visuals created with Canva's text animation maker. Drive traffic from connected viewers with eye-catching animation and impressive music that ultimately influences brand awareness and visibility. Draw instant reactions from your live crowd or social media followers. Learn to punctuate your ideas well with our animated text maker to get your followers to like, share, or react to your graphic or video content.

How to create text animations

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Start your animation journey even when logged out from Canva. Access our library of professionally made templates, pick the top one you like, or create a design from scratch. Add flair to your presentation, video, or social graphics with beautiful, eye-catching elements. You can always sign up for a free Canva account or log in to your existing account anytime to get the most out of your animated design.

After exploring our templates library, express your ideas by picking out fun typography and adding your texts with our maker tools. Play with various font combinations and color schemes to make them uniquely yours. Whether you're eyeing calligraphy or sans-serif typefaces, you can explore Canva's font library and find something to add to your video or design.

Add text animation to let your words stand out. Click on your desired text, then choose the "Animate" option on the toolbar. Make your typography breathe, fade, pan, or rise across your graphic or video design. Or click Create an Animation to drag your text around the canvas and make your own movement style.

Take advantage of Canva's top maker tools and features to refine your customized template. Enhance existing images, cut or splice videos, and top it off with background music. Our free text animation maker makes highlighting key parts of your image or video content easy.

Save your edited template to revisit it for future changes. Download your animated eCards, social graphics, and videos in MP4 or GIF to capture every movement. You can also use our presenter tools for your presentation or share your video animation with anyone for free via email, social media, or a link.

Animate your text

Frequently Asked Questions

Make the typography on your template or video design pop by selecting the text and choosing the "Animate" button. Pick the "Pop" text animation and watch each character bounce and move across your screen. Refine your template by applying music, videos, or images that fit your intent.

Download our free app from the App Store or Play Store to learn how to use our animated text maker. Launch the app, choose from our templates, or create a blank layout. Customize your design and explore different fonts and font combinations. Select your text and click on the "Animate" option to choose any text animation effects from our selection, or create your own movement style by dragging it across the canvas. You can also add music, videos, and other enhancements to your template to design it your way.

Pick a template that you like and customize it to your liking with our maker tools. Add stickers, illustrations, and fun texts. Animate your text by adding cool effects that will make your typography skate, fade, flicker, and more. Share your animation online by downloading it as a GIF, and watch your texts come to life.
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