We have to walk before we can run, right? And when it comes to uploading fonts to Canva, there’s an important first step many free users must take before learning how to do so.
Can You Add Fonts to Canva?
Yes, you can add fonts to Canva, but the ability only comes with the Canva Pro membership), where you can add custom fonts through your project or directly through your “Brand Kit.”
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How to Upload a Font to Canva
- Open your project
- Select your text area
- Click the font dropdown
- Click “Upload a font” at the bottom of the list
- Click “Upload a new font” from your brand kit page
- Select your font (make sure it’s the font file and not the zipped folder)
Again—good news! Canva offers the ability for users to upload their own custom fonts to Canva. (Well, it’s good news if you’re a Canva pro member.) And, even better news, it’s pretty darn easy.
Here is a video:
Yes, it’s really that simple. But, in any case, here is a more detailed explanation.
Open your project and select the text area for which you want to change the font.
Click “Upload a font” from the font dropdown (bottom of the list):
This will take you to your brand kit page, where you’ll now click “upload a new font” under the “uploaded fonts” section:
Select your font (make sure it’s the actual font file and not the zipped folder) and upload!
Go back to your project and refresh the page…you’ll now see your newly updated font!
Alternatively, you can skip steps 1-4 and go directly to the brand kit page here.
How to Add Custom Fonts to Canva Mobile App?
You can’t, unfortunately. Not sure how many of you have fonts stored on your phone, anyway, or really want to go through the trouble. Some things aren’t mobile friendly, and this is one of them.
However, if you go to Canva.com on your mobile browser (rather than the app), it looks like you can get as far as uploading a file! Again, I’m not sure of the ins and outs of getting a font file on your phone, but if you can, you can give it a shot through the mobile browser.