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How To Delete Audio In Canva — 2 Nifty Tricks

How To Delete Audio In Canva — 2 Nifty Tricks

Who here doesn’t like hearing music? 

Now, if you do love music and want to incorporate it in your design on Canva, you can certainly do so and add the audio track. But, what if you made a mistake and want to use another tune.

Can you still remove that audio track?

Thankfully, there is a way, and I’ll show you how exactly you can delete the audio in Canva.


How To Delete Audio In Canva

To delete a music track on your Canva design, first select the song title by heading to the bottom left of the editor screen and click on it. Head over to the right upper corner of the Canva screen and click on the delete icon to remove the audio. Another way is to change the audio’s volume to zero by dragging the volume slider to the left.


Steps in Deleting Audio In Canva

Now, let’s say you made a mistake in adding a particular song or background music to your design, and you’d like to remove it.

Can you still delete that particular audio and not affect the entirety of the design?

Thankfully, Canva has 2 easy ways of removing audio tracks from your design.


Use the ‘Delete’ button

Step 1: Log into your Canva account and open an existing design file. You can also make a new design from Canva’s home page.

Step 2: Once you’re in the correct file, head over to the page that contains the audio track.

Step 3: At the bottom left corner of the Canva editor screen, you’ll find an oval-shaped button that shows you the title of the music you added. Click to select it.

Step 4: A white toolbar will then appear on top of the Canva editor screen. 

Step 5: Head over to the screen’s top right corner and select the “Delete” icon. This icon appears as a trash can symbol. 

It’s easy, right? In just a short period, you’ll master removing audio tracks from your Canva designs like a pro.

But, if you want to make sure that the audio’s gone from that particular page, there’s another way to remove the music.


Volume down

Step 1: Log into your Canva account and open the existing file that you’d like to edit.

Step 2: After selecting the correct design file, go to the page that contains the music track.

Step 3: At the Canva editor’s bottom left, tap on the audio track to select it. A white toolbar will then appear on top.

Step 4: Go to the volume icon on the said toolbar and click on it. This icon looks like a speaker with soundwaves coming out of it.

Step 5: On the dropdown menu that appears, the volume slider will appear. Drag the circle to the left until it reaches the zero mark.

Step 6: Once done with silencing the said audio track, click outside of the dropdown menu for the changes to take effect.

Once you’ve muted the audio track, you’ll be sure that the music won’t play on that particular page where you’ve added it.

If you want to be super-duper sure, you can click on the ‘Preview’ button first before downloading it on your device.

Not only does it save time, but it also saves you effort as you won’t need to edit, download, and repeat before you can check if the audio track’s out of your design.


Adding Audio on Canva: The How-tos

So, you’re pretty stoked now that you know how to remove an audio file on your design in Canva. 

But, how can you remove one if you haven’t even added a music file to the page, right? 

So, let’s take a sneak peek at how this whole adding a music track magic happens in Canva.

Technically, you’ll have to log into your Canva account first and create a new design from the home page. 

Open a previous design file if there’s one that you aren’t done editing yet.

Whichever way you choose, you can now head over to the left-side menu on your Canva screen and click on the “Photos” tab.

Once you’ve selected that option, Canva’s photo gallery will then appear. You can scroll down to find the perfect picture, or you can add a particular image through the “Uploads” tab instead.

Once you’ve selected an image, click on it and drag it towards the blank canvas on your editor page. Drop the said picture to make it appear on the canvas.

Then, stretch the said picture out so it’ll fit the page. You can either do it manually by dragging the white circles on the image’s corners or right-click on the photo and select “Set image as Background.”

Once you’re all set for the picture, head over to the left-side screen again. This time, though, select the “Audio” tab.

And, just like in the photo gallery, Canva will then present to you a gallery of music clips you can add to your design.

Scroll down to find that particular audio track, or choose from the categories in the said menu.

Once you’ve selected a particular clip, click on it and drag it into the editor portion of your Canva screen. Drop the said music clip to make it appear on the canvas.

And, just like that, you’ve already added a music track to your design.

But, if you want a more detailed run-through of this process, better read up on How to Add Music to Canva on this website.


Frequently Asked Questions About How To Delete Audio In Canva


Can you add Premium audio tracks to your design and download them on your device?

You can add Premium music tracks to your design even if you’re using a free account. You can identify the premium ones if you see the currency or crown symbol on them. However, you’ll need to pay for them first before you can download them on your device.


Is it possible to shorten the music track you’re using?

Though the process requires a bit of effort on your part, you can trim the music you’ll use in your design. Simply click on the song’s title at the bottom right of the editor to make a toolbar appear at the top part. Click and drag the colored part of the soundbar until you reach the song’s part where you want the music to begin playing.


Can you edit music tracks on mobile devices? 

Since audio isn’t available on Canva’s mobile apps, you also can’t edit audio tracks from your phones or any mobile device.