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How To Upload Fonts To Canva

How To Upload Fonts To Canva

Fonts can be a game changer when it comes to design. Canva is aware of this and provides free basic fonts for your designs. If Canva does not have a font that relates to your brand or personal style, you can upload a third-party font instead. Here I will teach you a step-by-step guide on how to upload fonts to Canva.

Can You Upload Fonts To Canva

Canva lets users upload their fonts to Canva to use in their designs. But the feature of uploading fonts to Canva is only available for Canva Pro Users. Canva pro has more benefits than a basic user. You will have a large variety of premium fonts that you can use in your design any time you want.

If you are a daily canva user, you just need to give a try to the canva pro version. Canva provides a trial of 30 days for its pro package.

How To Upload Fonts To Canva From PC (Step-By-Step Guide)

Step 1: Open Your Canva Home Page

Log In to your canva account if you are a canva pro user, and you will see the canva home page will appear. To upload your fonts to canva, you must purchase the canva pro plan.

Step 2: Click On Brand On The Left Menu

After reaching the canva home page, on the left side menu, click on “Brand”, and you will see a new window will appear. You have to keep in mind that this feature is only available for canva pro users.

If you are a free canva user, you must go with the default canva free fonts or buy the canva pro plan if you want.

Click On Brand On The Left Menu

Step 3: Click On Upload A Font And Select Your Font From the Computer

Click on the “Brand Font” option after scrolling down in the “Brand” menu. Click on “Upload A Font” and navigate to the folder where your font is saved. Your font format must be in TTF, OTF, or WOFF if you upload them to Canva.

After clicking on the fonts, a pop-up will appear where you have to confirm whether you own these fonts or have the right to use these fonts in your designs. Select “Ues Upload Anyway”.

Click On Upload A Font And Select Your Font From Computer

Step 4: Confirm The Uploading Process And Wait To Finish

The uploading process will not take more than 10 seconds. If you successfully upload your font to canva, you will see your font appear in the “Uploaded Fonts” menu.

Confirm The Uploading Process And Wait To Finish

If you are uploading your fonts in canva mobile app, these steps will also help there. You just have to make sure you have the file of the font you want on your mobile. This method can be applied to both android and IOS apps of canva.

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Why Can’t I Upload Fonts to Canva

If you failed to upload your font to canva or find difficulties uploading your font, then these can be the reasons behind this problem.

  1. You don’t have the Canva Pro plan. If you want to upload your font to canva, you must buy the pro package of canva. Otherwise, you won’t be able to upload your font.
  2. Your font isn’t in the right format. To upload your font to canva, ensure your font file is in TTF, OTF, or WOFF format. Otherwise, you may find difficulties in uploading your font.
  3. The font you want to upload me not be licensed for embedding. Try uploading different font. I suggest you upload free licensed fonts.
  4. Your file font may be corrupt or broken if the issues continue.
  5. The maximum number of fonts that can be uploaded has been reached. Currently, each Brand Kit in Canva is limited to 500 fonts.

Also read: How to curve text in Canva – 6 Easy Steps

How To Use Canva Default Fonts

To use Canva default fonts, click on the “Text” option on the left menu and select your font size. Now select the text box, and you will see fonts in the top left corner beside the size adjustment option for fonts. 

Click on the fonts option, and a menu of free fonts will appear on the left side of the design page. Click on the font you want to use, keeping your text box selected, and your font will automatically be applied to your text.

FAQ (Upload Fonts To Canva)

Why can’t I upload my font to Canva?

Several reasons your font does not upload or causes issues when uploaded. What you can do for each is as follows:
1. The font file may be broken or corrupt. 
2. Verify that your font is in OTF, TTF, or WOFF format.
3. For embedding, the typeface needs to be licensed.

What is a brand kit in Canva?

Brand Kit allows you to create a brand from the start or utilize your current brand assets to ensure that every design is consistent with your brand. Once developed, you’ll have access to pre-set brand fonts, logos, colors, and brand templates varying from corporate design templates to create presentations.

What does the brand kit include?

A brand kit is a collection of various brand items for your brand. These include primary and secondary colors, primary and secondary fonts, and many logo versions that contribute to your organization’s visual identity.


Uploading fonts to canva is not as difficult as it sounds, but you have to put an eye on a few things and ensure that they are properly done. To upload a font from your computer to Canva, you must buy the Canva Pro plan. Otherwise, you cannot upload your font.

I hope this step-by-step guide helped you upload your font to canva. If you still have any queries regarding the uploading process, you can ask me in the comment section, and I will try my best to help you.…