Ever come a time when you’ve really wanted to make a poster and you weren’t sure where to turn? Be it for fun, for a school or club performance, or to market your products on social media, Canva allows you to choose from more than 60,000 templates designed by the pros for your to base your poster on.

You can make your brand come alive on social media by sharing promotional material based off of designs on Canva – be it for your product or your own life. Find logos, headings, YouTube channel art, professional invitations, presentations, posters, cards and more and then remold them to fit your own needs.

The design app also features an innovative photo editing software that allows you to spruce up your images by applying unique filters or tidying up the details with the photo editing options such as contrast, brightness and fade adjusters. This is a useful little add on feature that makes this design app more rounded for everyday use.

Once you’ve downloaded Canva, you’ll start to realise that there are literally thousands of situations in which you could make use of it – festive greeting cards, wedding invitations, promotional posters for a play, brand logos, YouTube channel art, and so much more. You’ll eventually find that you’re just making stuff for the hell of it because hey, why not? It’s a lot of fun to design great-looking cards and things. What’s better is that you can use most of the features for free to get a rounded idea of the app and then, if you want, you can purchase a subscription to the pro version to unlock tons more cool features.

How to Use the Canva Design App for Android

As you’ve seen above, there are plenty of great reasons to download the Canva design app – now let’s look at some more detailed points on how to use it. Depending on what you want to get out of the app there are plenty of routes you can take.

BRAND DESIGN

To use the Canva design app to make promotional material for your brand, you can choose from any of the 60,000 templates to build logos, press releases, stickers for products, social media promotional material, physical advertising and more. Using Canva is a great way to make your brand come alive and attract more attention to your products – especially if you’re using Facebook or Instagram to promote them. Try out one of the many free options, edit it to your chosen style, or combine a couple of them to make something unique. Many of these templates can be accessed with the free version, and even more can be unlocked if you pay a monthly subscription for the pro version. Templates downloaded in pro can still be used if you cancel your membership, although you will lose access to any that you haven’t downloaded or that are saved in Canva but not on a PDF or equivalent on your device.

INVITATIONS

Be it for a birthday party, wedding, festive occasion, or just for the fun of it – you can make professional invitations on Canva and then send them out in style to your guests. They’ll be more excited about a party when they recieve an awesome invitation card to greet them.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL CONTENT

Looking for a logo for your YouTube channel? Or maybe an introduction at the start of all your videos to show your channel’s professionalism? This is a great way to show viewers that you’re serious about your channel and will inspire more people to subscribe to you – further building your brand over the platform. Choose from loads of YouTube channel art templates, or pick one from elsewhere and tailor it to meet your needs.

PRESENTATIONS

Need to show senior management a marketing presentation for a new product? Or any other kind of presentation. The Canva app has a whole collection of presentation templates that are creative and unique, as well as designed by professionals. Your presentation will look substantially better when using these than it would if you were using the standard Powerpoint options! Subscribe to the pro version to get even more great options for business, marketing, informative and creative presentation slide styles.

SHARE DIRECTLY

You can create your unique graphic designs and then share them immediately on social media, including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more. This is a quick and easy way to promote yourself, your brand or your event, or just to share some cool photos for your story. Your Facebook and Instagram stories can really come to life if you design the photos first on Canva – you can upload your own or take an image from the app’s library and then add some text, edit it, make it look amazing and then either share it into your feed or upload it into your daily story to give others some inspiration. Try it now!

Canva Images Pro Subscription

If you’re looking to get the most out of the Canva graphic design app then you can purchase a monthly subscription for Canva Images Pro which gives you access to a library of millions of photos, icons, graphics and logos, which you can the purchase or use as many times as you want.

This is a great option if you’re using the app for your professional brand and want continuous access to great marketing material, as well as fun pictures for your own social media accounts, and more options for presentations, invitations and posters.

The Images Pro subscription costs $12.95 per month and you can get a 23% discount if you purchase an entire year in one go. While this might be too steep a price for average everyday use, if you’re using it for your brand then it’s definitely worth considering the investment (and much cheaper than hiring a graphic designer).

How to Download Canva Graphic Design App for Android

To get the Canva app on your Android device, simply press the download button at the top of this page and you’ll be taken to the Google Play Store where you just need to press “Install.” After that, just open the app, make an account, and you’re ready to get thousands of great designs.