Free Bar Graph Maker

Easy to use, completely online and completely free. Canva’s bar graph maker helps you showcase your data with the best looking graphs around.
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Bar graph maker features

Canva’s bar graph maker is ridiculously easy to use. We’ve made the process as simple and intuitive as possible – simply click to change the labels. And unlike other bar graph makers, Canva’s templates are created by professional designers. Tweak them to your tastes by adjusting the colors, fonts and more.

More than 20 professional types of graphs to choose from

Professionally designed templates to fast-track your workflow

Data visualization made easy – no complicated software to learn

Publish, share or download your high-resolution graph

Embed your bar graph in presentations, reports and more with no fuss

Easy drag-and-drop tools, made with the non-designer in mind

How to make a bar graph or chart

  1. Launch Canva - Open Canva and search for "Bar Graph" to start your design project.
  2. Choose a bar graph template - Check out our ready-made layouts for bar graphs and charts and customize one according to your project. Search through different themes, styles, and colors. You can also start with a blank template.
  3. Apply your data - Select the existing pie chart in your template to edit the data or create a new one from Elements > Charts in the library. Input data to each row and column manually, upload a CSV file, or connect your work from Google Sheet. Then, tweak basic settings like legends, labels, or grids and plot series.
  4. Personalize your bar graph - Format your bar graph with unique font style options, colors, and sizes to fit your brand or personal liking. Add design elements such as images, icons, illustrations, and vectors you can find in our extensive media library. Then, animate your bar chart, other elements in your layout, or the whole page.
  5. Download and share - Finalize your bar graph with your colleagues simultaneously and download your final work in high-resolution file formats, whether it be in PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, or MP4 video. You can share it online through email or social media, and add it in your Canva Docs, presentation, infographics, or posters you can publish via Canva Print.
Make a bar graph

What is a bar graph?

A bar graph is a diagram that compares different values, with longer bars representing bigger numbers. Bar graphs are also known as bar charts. You can make a horizontal bar graph or a vertical bar graph. Use a bar graph when you want to show how different things compare in terms of size or value.

Bar graphs that look good, too

Canva’s bar graphs don’t just show data – they look impressive, too. Our professional designers have done the hard work for you, creating a suite of stunning templates. They’re easy to customize – simply click to change the data, labels, colors and more. Use your favorite colors and fonts to get the look you want.

Bring your whole team on board

Canva is made with teams in mind. Invite your team and control who can change what by giving View and Edit access. No more going back and forth over email to make minor adjustments – with Canva, your whole team can work on the same graph. Your graph is stored in the cloud, so you can access it wherever you have internet connection.

Add your data with just a few clicks

Canva’s graph generator is the visual person’s solution for graphs. No more confusion between the X axis and Y axis. We’ve laid out everything in a template, so you can see exactly how everything fits together from the start. Add your data with just a few clicks. Click to change and add labels.

Download, share or embed your bar chart

Share your bar graph with the world. You can download your design as an image file or a PDF, or you can share it via email or social media. You can even embed it on websites or in reports. Use it in a presentation, print it – the options are endless! And with Canva, they’re just one click away.

Bar graph templates

Don’t waste time with complicated software. Canva’s bar graph templates are your shortcut to good-looking, easy-to-make bar graphs. Simply click on the graph to add your own data. Create your bar graph in minutes. Choose from the templates below to get started.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Signing up for Canva is completely free, and it's free to use. Most of Canva's pre-designed templates and images are free as well. Canva's premium templates, images or illustrations and purchase come at an extremely affordable price. If you don't want to pay, you can simply remove the premium elements from your design.

A bar graph is used to compare data across different categories. Each bar represents a category. Taller or longer bars represent larger values; shorter bars represent smaller values.

Don't waste time on complicated software. You can create a bar chart in Canva in just a few clicks. Export it as an image file to embed in documents and reports.

"A histogram represents quantitative data while bar charts visualize categories or qualitative variables. For instance, you can use histograms to visualize the different prices for top mobile phones available in a specific country. Numeral data used in histograms can be displayed in a continuous line or axis. On the other hand, you use a bar chart to dig deeper and showcase the smart phone sales per brand or manufacturer.

Formatting bar charts and histograms is also different. With histograms, the bars should have equal widths and be close to each other. While on bar charts, you can leave a space between each bar to indicate different categories.

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