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Design folders (Canva 2.0)

Design folders offer an excellent way to share and organize designs within your Canva for Work account.

Use them to organize current work, archive past work, or collect related designs being created by multiple team members. Folders you create are visible only to you. To allow others to see and interact with them, you must share it with them. 

note: This article discusses how to create and manage design folders on Canva 2.0. If you’re using Canva 1.0, head over to our article on Design folders (Canva 1.0). If you don’t know what version of Canva you’re using, head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out.

Create design folders in the editor


  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Scroll down to find the design folders below the photo folders section.
  3. Click + Create new across the Design folders divider.
  4. Type in the folder name.
  5. Select a share option in the dropdown across your team’s name.
  6. Click Create folder.

Open design folders in the editor


You can open design folders as tabs in the editor’s object panel so you can easily apply templates to your design.

To open design folders:

  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Scroll down to find the design folder you need. Design folders are located below the list of photo folders you’ve created.
  3. Click on the design folder to automatically open it as a tab in the side panel.

Hide design folders in the editor


Close a design folder to remove its tab in the object panel.

To hide a photo folder:

  1. Open the design folder’s tab in the object panel.
  2. Hover your cursor over the tab.
  3. Click the x that appears in the top left corner of the tab.

Move designs into folders in the editor


After creating a design folder, you can add up to 200 designs into it.

To add a design into a folder:

  1. Click on the All Your Designs tab from your homepage.
  2. Find the design you wish to add to the folder.
  3. Drag the design into the folder.

note: Moving a design into a folder does not remove it from the All Your Designs page.

Remove designs from folders in the editor


If you’ve changed your mind about a design you added to a folder, you can quickly remove it with just a few clicks.

To remove a design from a folder:

  1. Click on the folder.
  2. Find the design you wish to remove.
  3. Hover over the design.
  4. Click on the … button on the top right-hand corner.
  5. Click on Remove from folder option.

Delete design folders in the editor


If a folder is no longer useful, you can easily delete it while you are in the editor.

To delete a design folder:

  1. Click on the folder you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the … button on the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click on Delete.

note: Deleting a folder does not delete automatically delete the designs in it. You can only delete design folders you’ve created.

Rename design folder


If a name no longer suits a folder, you can rename your folder.

To rename a design folder:

  1. Hover your cursor over the folder you wish to rename.
  2. Click on the … button to reveal the options.
  3. Click Rename and type in the new folder name.
  4. Click on Rename folder once done.

Share your design folder


You can share your design folder with your whole team or a subset of your team.

To share a folder:

  1. Hover your mouse over the folder you wish to share.
  2. Click on the … button to reveal the options.
  3. Click on Share.
  4. Type in the email address of the team member you wish to share it to.

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