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Add and delete text

Canva provides a variety of text and text holders that you can easily use in your design.

There are two ways to add text boxes, depending on your Canva editor version. Head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out which version you are using.


Add a text box (Canva 2.0)

To add a text box:

  1. Click the Text tab in the side panel.
  2. Click on the Add a text box button or press T on your keyboard.
  3. Type to edit the message. Change the format – font, color, size and more – via the toolbar.



Add a text box (Canva 1.0)

To add a text box:

  1. Click Text in the side panel.
  2. At the top of the text panel are some standard styles for Heading, Subheading, and Body text. Click or drag any of these into your design.
  3. Type to edit the message. Change the format – font, color, size and more – via the toolbar.

add text box



Duplicate text box

Here’s how to duplicate text boxes on both versions of the editor:

  1. Select the text box you’d like to duplicate.
  2. Click on Copy on the editor toolbar.
  3. Edit or format the duplicated text box as you wish.

 Canva 2.0

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Delete text box

To delete a text box or a text holder:

  1. Select the text box you wish to delete by clicking on it.
  2. Click on the Trash icon found on the editor toolbar above the design.

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