As a part of the Canva Inner Circle, it’s wonderful to learn about the new features Canva comes up with every month. They are constantly evolving and striving to make Canva as easy as possible for everyone, no matter if they’re a designer or not. What amazes me is their openness to feedback of Canva users. They will do whatever it takes to please their customers, when I say customer, I do mean loyal customer. The amount of love and care in the Canva Inner Circle is quite evident with the helpful comments and advice everyone gives each other. I want to share with you these 3 incredible updates for Canva for Work.
Hopefully it can give you some insight to see if the premium feature is for you. If you haven’t had a chance to check out my review of Canva for Work please check it out here. Today I’ll be showing you the design folders, presentation mode, and search option in your designs area.
3 Incredible Updates to Canva for Work
When you first login to Canva, all of your wonderful designs that you create will be displayed below the Create a Design layouts area. After some time creating designs this area will get a bit full and if you are doing graphics for clients or projects, the folders will come in handy.
Click on Add a New Folder on the left side of the screen. It will immediately pop up an area to name the folder. Depending on the project or client, you can name accordingly so you can organize your designs.
Once you’ve named the folder, you can then drag the design to the folder. Take a look below:
The Canva Insiders have mentioned to Canva that it can be a bit tricky to drag the design into the folder wanted, even with careful maneuvering the design can slip into another folder. There is a drop down option on each folder to trash the design, which makes it a lot simpler than dragging. We’re hoping the same functionality to have the drop down provide a list of folders for easy placement.
Canva users are using Canva for presentations all the time especially for webinars. If you have a regular account in Canva you’d have to download a presentation as a PDF (if you want to learn more about presentations you can get more information here) to present it on your computer. It really is no problem to have that done. However Canva has made a new functionality with a presentation mode. It actually does not need to be a presentation design layout and can be used with any design. Take a look below at a Facebook post design using the presentation mode button:
Simply double click the icon on the bottom right of your screen next to the zoom option. It will be shown as full screen on your computer, instant presentation! This is perfect for when you need to do a quick presentation or webinar, get your slides ready and you can stay in Canva. There is no need to download it.
Search Option in Designs Area
In addition to the design folder area, Canva has included a search option area to search for existing designs. Not only can you organize them into folders but instead of searching for that design that was created 2 years ago and scrolling through a billion (a bit of exaggeration but hey who’s counting, right?) designs you can now type in a name of the design. Oh, that’s if you named your design properly! Yikes, if you haven’t started then you really should start now.
No worries! I found even if you don’t have a specific word in the title of the design but it’s within the text of the design or it’s the type of design it will pop up. For example, if I type in infographic, it pulled up my infographics along with the worksheets and presentations that I created related to infographics.
The search option is definitely a needed option for avid Canva users.
Final Thoughts on These 3 Incredible Updates to Canva for Work + Bonus News
Canva has always taken the feedback from their users seriously and that’s one of the reasons why I love Canva so much. When a company is able to listen to its followers and take action, it means the world to the customer. These 3 incredible updates to Canva for Work, is of course, just the beginning as they have so much more to make Canva more intuitive and easy for users to create designs.
Bonus News! Canva is so needed around the world and they realized early on that they would need to have it in more languages to serve the needs of Canva users. Canva is now available in an additional six languages for all users: French, German, Polish, Italian, Spanish (European), Spanish (Latin American) and Brazilian Portuguese. Check out their video in this post. Awesome news!
If you’re on the fence about Canva for Work, hopefully these updates will help you decide on upgrading. I look forward to more updates in the future and I will certainly update you, so be sure to sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date!
What’s your favorite update? Let me know in the comments.