Canva introduces a range of new features, including a suite of AI-powered tools and a new Brand Hub. The company unveiled the new features and tools today at the Canva Create virtual event.
The company is launching Assistant, which allows users to search for design elements and provide quick access to features. The tool can also give you design recommendations on images and styles to match your existing design. Assistant provides quick access to AI-powered authoring tools like Magic Write, the platform’s AI-powered copywriting assistant that launched in December.
Starting today, Magic Write is accessible across all Canva project types, from presentations to social media graphics, flyers, and more. Prior to this expansion, Magic Write was only accessible in Canva Docs. You can use Magic Write to write things like website copy or presentation summaries. For example, you can ask Magic Write to list social media strategy ideas for a new product launch. The tool takes into account the type of project you are working on when suggesting copy. In addition to the expanded availability, Canva has announced that Magic Write is now available in 18 languages.
Canva has also launched a new way to automatically generate presentations. You can ask the editor to create a series of presentations with an overview and content on each slide. On the design side, the company’s new “Magic Design” tool lets users upload an image and then select a style to get a curated selection of personalized templates for you to customize. On the other hand, a new “Magic Edit” feature lets you add or replace anything in an image. You can indicate where you want to add something and then describe it in Magic Edit. A new “Magic Eraser” feature allows you to clean up unwanted details in images by swiping over the area.
Canva is also launching “Beat Sync” which automatically links video to a soundtrack of your choice, along with a new “Translate” feature that automatically translates text in designs into over 100 different languages.
In addition to the new AI-powered tools, Canva is introducing a range of new features that users have been asking for. First, the company is launching “Draw,” which lets you sketch a simple shape, like a circle, and then have it transform into a polished circle. A new “Layouts” feature allows users to add content to a page and get recommendations for layout ideas for a design,” while “Styles” allows users to browse suggested color palettes and fonts. A new “Layers” tool can are used to see all elements in one place, including text, shapes, images, and video.
Canva now supports alt text, meaning you can add extra context to your images and assets to describe them for people with visual impairments or accessibility needs. Another new welcome update is the addition of 953 new fonts, including Arial, Courier, Helvetica, and Times New Roman.
The company is also launching Brand Hub, a suite of new tools and features designed to help teams stay with the brand. The hub includes a new “Magic Replace” tool that allows users to quickly update brand assets, such as logos, in your designs on the platform. In addition, the hub includes tools to help you create brand templates, flyers, and guidelines. Admins can also approve workflows directly in Canva to ensure designs are reviewed and approved before publishing.
“Ten years ago, we launched Canva, driven by a vision to empower anyone to design anything, regardless of their skill set or experience,” Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Canva, said in a statement. “Today we are excited to advance that vision by introducing a whole new suite of features aimed at empowering brands to increase their creative outcomes. As technology continues to evolve, we are reimagining the design process by making it even easier to get what’s in your head onto a page and out into the world faster than ever before.”
Launched in 2013, Canva now has more than 120 million monthly users, an increase of more than 35 million since the launch of Canva’s Visual Worksuite in September 2022. The company says more than 15 billion designs have been created using its platform .