Canva Feature Requests – What Would You Like to See?

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Canva Feature Requests

Updated May 2024 – A few updates are at the bottom!

(Originally written in Jan 2020.) It’s a whole new year and indeed new decade. Canva has made many changes and just last month, at the Summer Season opener, announced a bunch of new features that are coming soon. Some of the features I’ve already got access to as a Canva Certified Creative Canva Verified Expert. Some have yet to be launched.

What would your Canva Feature Requests be? What, if anything, do you find lacking in the tool?

Having a look through one of the groups I have seen a few features not currently available on Canva and I’ve had one or two I’d like to see.

Features I’d Love to See in Canva

Below, in no special order, are some of the features and functionality I’d love to see with any of the future Canva feature updates.

To be fair many of the things I want to do often have some sort of “work arounds” but not all of them…

  • The ability to search images and filter by landscape and portrait. (Now added!!)
  • When searching for “Free” images/elements (a Canva Pro feature), to be able to filter out ones eligible for commercial use (Now added more or less!!)
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  • Curved Text: This is a popular one that gets asked in most of my workshops. I’d love it – especially for designing my tshirts for my Print on Demand business. (Now added!!)
  • Delete multiple items – It would be great to be able to delete lots of photos or former images in our “All Our Designs” area. (Now added!! You can drag across multiple to select and delete or move to a folder! Hoorah!)
  • Color/Colour Picker – While there is some aspect to this within the colour paletettes of an uploaded photo it’s not exact (Note: If you have a photo on the page, you’ll now find a palette suggested for you for recolouring other elements in your design, based on colors in your photo) (Now added!!)
  • CMYK Export – An ability to export files with CMYK would be handy (Now added! – Pro feature!)
  • Add textures (still waiting, but there are some workarounds)
  • Add shadow effect (Now added!!)
  • Ability to add tables easily ((Now added!!)

Your Suggestions

So what sort of Canva feature requests do you have? If you could have them add any functionality? Have I missed any awesome features in my list above?

Thankfully new and exciting changes are coming all the time. Wonder what will be next…Any guesses?

Short Update in 2024

So almost all of the things above have now been added to Canva. What a difference a few years makes! Some other fabulous updates are in the works (always!) Plus Canva Create is coming again soon. This time in Los Angeles and open to the public – learn more here.

I’d love to be there but prices were high for flights. Swing by my Links page before you go, ok? Need some Canva training or support? Let’s chat!

2 thoughts on “Canva Feature Requests – What Would You Like to See?

  1. I just recently started using the content calendar and scheduling out posts through Canva. I’d love to have the capability to schedule out carousel posts.

    1. Hey Crystal thanks…Yeah they’re pretty popular…I’ve not tried it, does it not work? Created up to 10 square PNGs and posting all of them? Is it only one at a time? I’d no idea. I am terribly disorganised when it comes to scheduling posts so I can’t say I ever tried it…x

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