Parents' Guide to


By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Create snazzy images in seconds with cool design tool.

Canva Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+


first. why age ratting! why! that makes NO sense! YOU CREATE AWESOME DESIGNS! there's no violence or anything. anyway AWESOME! Best design website ever! Man, I create EVERY SINGLE youtube thumbnails with this and they are awesome!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 10+

Has gone downhill

The saved images are no longer to the same quality as it looks on the site. Once downloaded the images and text become fuzzy.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Overall, the flexible features for creation and for export make this a slick tool for even the most novice designer: Just make sure to set expectations about buying and sharing. More advanced users might be torn: Of course, this tool doesn't have as many features or as much flexibility as Photoshop or Illustrator, and users won't get in-depth instruction about principles of what makes good design. Instead, it's a great way to make something that looks good fast. Those who want more can look to the developer's website, which has some great teaching resources that offer greater detail and greater design guidance. Because the templates and sharing capabilities are all about social media, it's a good opportunity to talk to teens about what's OK to share and talk about whether they're allowed to spend money on paid content and how much. One annoyance: Sometimes the slide-over window of design options retracts when you touch the screen, so you have to open it over and over again. Once this glitch is fixed, the experience will be seamless.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Chromebook
  • Subjects: Arts : drawing
  • Skills: Creativity : innovation, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction : initiative, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Free to download and use, but there are in-app purchases including a $12.99 per month or 119.99 per year "Canva Pro" subscription.)
  • Release date: April 21, 2015
  • Category: Productivity
  • Topics: Arts and Dance
  • Publisher: Canva Pty Ltd.
  • Version: 3.89.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.0 or later, Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 12, 2021

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