Instagram Reels Instructions

how to use canva instagram reels template

This guide is for only. It may not work as described with canva mobile app.

If you’ve never touched Canva before, we recommend visiting this Canva Design School and watching some video tutorials. Don’t worry; Canva is very user-friendly, and this won’t take long. You can also read our Tips & Trick Editing Canva template.

Access the template

The templates may be accessed by clicking the access button, after that you will be redirected to Canva. For your information, there are 30 customizable pages included in the reels templates (5 Reels Covers, 5 Gradient Backgrounds, and 20 Animated Reel Slides include an end page with a CTA).

Working with the reels template

The core of the reels template, the first 5 templates are covers and you have to choose 1 of the 5 templates. Then, the next 5 templates are gradient backgrounds, which you can use to change the background of the reels. The next 20 templates are reels animation content templates. You can choose whatever according to the content you will serve on your reels posts, also don’t forget to include an end page with a CTA into your reels. Please watch the video above for more details.

Changing the background & element color on Canva

To change the background color, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click ‘Background’ on the left toolbar menu (if there is no ‘Background’ menu, click on ‘More’ first).
  2. Choose the color you like.
  3. The background color will automatically change to the color you choose.

To change the element color, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the element that you want to change.
  2. Then the color swatch in the top left-hand corner will appear.
  3. You can change the color to any shade you want.

How to change the font on Canva

To change the text or font of the template, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text you want to edit (double click if you want to change the text).
  2. To access the Fonts library, click the drop-down in the toolbar.
  3. To change the text color, or change the font format, you can find it on the top toolbar.

How to add your own images on Canva

To add your own images and/or logo, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the “Uploads” on the left panel and choose “Upload.”
  2. Click “Upload Media” and then select the source channel.
  3. Navigate to the image/video you want to upload.
  4. Add your image to the template by dragging it and dropping it onto the template.

How to edit timing

Keep in mind that Instagram reels should be a max of 15 to 30 seconds long. To edit the timing, follow these steps:

  1. Select the page you want to edit.
  2. Click ‘Edit timing’ on the toolbar.
  3. Set the timing according to the portion of the content in it.

Download as MP4

  1. Click the ‘Export’ button in the upper right corner to begin exporting your work. A dropdown will appear.
  2. Select ‘Download’.
  3. Change the file type to MP4 Video.
  4. Click ‘Download’.

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