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How to Download Videos from Canva: 7 Simple Steps

How to Download Videos from Canva: 7 Simple Steps

Wait, I want to watch that video again! It’s so cool!

Oftentimes this is how we react to videos that are too extraordinary not to notice — especially with mini-adverts on social media.

You can even see them as a fun way of greeting people on their special occasions. 

So, you head over to Canva to create an incredible video yourself. But, how do you export the video and eventually share it? Don’t you worry, downloading videos from Canva is almost like downloading pictures and elements

You only need to master where to push the right buttons to export it successfully.


How to Download Videos from Canva

To download a video project, simply click on the “Share” button in the top right corner of your Canva video project and then select “Download.” Make sure that the file type is set to MP4 Video and then click on “Download.”


Downloading Videos from Canva: The How-tos

As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to become an expert at creating videos to download one.

After all, Canva’s made for people from all walks of life, even the greenhorn of the newbies. 

You need to master the layout of the editor screen and what buttons to press for you to download your video from Canva successfully.

So, let’s now learn and discover how exactly to download videos from this world-renowned graphic design tool.

Step 1: On Canva’s home page, either create a new design file by tapping on the Create a Design button or opening an existing file by double-clicking on it.

Creating New Design or Selecting Existing Design

Step 2: Once you’re on the editor page, head over to the menu bar and click on the preview button. This appears as a play button icon with the length of the video indicated beside it.

Preview Button

Step 3: After watching your video and you’re good with what’s presented on it, press Escape on your keyboard and hit the Download button.

Tapping the Escape Button to Exit Preview Mode

If you want to edit something on your video, simply press the Escape button on your keyboard and carry on with editing your design.

Step 4: After tapping on the Download button, you’ll then see the File type. Click on this to activate the dropdown menu.

Selecting File Type

Step 5: You’ll then see about 6 choices for the file type. However, as you’re downloading a video, click the MP4 Video file type.

Choosing MP4 Video Format

Step 6: After which, select the pages of the design that you’d like to download as a video. If you want all of them, simply tick on the box for “All pages.”

Selecting Pages to Download

Step 7: Tap on the Download button. 

Clicking the Download Button

And, that’s it! That’s how breezy it is to download Canva videos.

Think of it like downloading good-quality pictures from Canva, except that they’re in motion.

But, should you encounter any problems with downloading your Canva designs, check out the Canva Won’t Download article to fix this.


Download Canva Videos from a Link

You can only download Canva videos from a link if you are indeed a registered Canva user. On top of that, the person who shares the video with you needs to grant you “Edit” access in order for you to download the video. 

If you don’t have a Canva account yet, Canva users can still share designs with you and you will be able to watch these videos.

However, you will need to create a Canva account in order to download these videos.

And, as mentioned previously, you can only download a design if the the person who shared the video with you granted you “Edit” access. 

To set “Edit” access on a Canva video when sharing it with your friends and so on, make sure to click on “Share” in the upper-right corner of the screen and under “Link shared publicly” make sure that to either only share it with your team or select “Anyone with the link” and then put the permission to “Can edit” in case you want the people you share the link with to be able to download your video. 

Then, simply send that link to whoever you want and they will be able to download the video if they do have an account with Canva.


Frequently Asked Questions on How to Download Videos from Canva


What’s the difference between a GIF and an MP4 Video?

Technically, both of these file types allow you to save your design with animated elements. However, the difference is that when you download your design as GIF, there won’t be any sound in it. Whereas with MP4 Video, you’ll be able to download both sound and animations.


Will I be able to download my design as a video with Premium elements if I’m a Canva Free user?

You still can download your video with Premium elements even if you’re a free Canva user. However, you need to pay those premium elements you’ve used first before you can proceed with exporting your video. Also, you won’t miss this as you’ll see a Pay and Download button instead of the regular Download option.


Can I directly download my video from Preview mode?

If you’re on Canva’s mobile app, you can directly download from the Preview mode of your video. But, on the website, you’ll need to press the Escape button or click the Close button first before you can tap on the Download button to export your design.