Dynamic visuals can capture your customers’ attention and increase engagement with your content. Create graphics for your brand with Canva and import those designs directly into your Mailchimp content studio. Then, use your designs across the marketing channels you've built in Mailchimp.
In this article, you'll learn how to connect, disconnect, and use the Canva integration.
Before you start
Here are some things to know before you begin this process.
- To access the features of this integration, you’ll need a Canva account.
- If you use this integration with a free Canva account, you may be limited to certain design templates.
- The Canva integration is best used to create individual design elements for your Mailchimp campaigns. We don’t recommend you use a single Canva design as an email campaign template. You won’t be able to add multiple links to a single Canva image, and your email campaign may reformat or trigger spam filters.
How it works
When you finish a design in Canva, you can import it directly into Mailchimp. Your design is imported into the content studio as a JPG image, and it can be used with your email campaigns, website, social posts, ads, and other Mailchimp features.
To connect your Canva account to Mailchimp, follow these steps.
Log in to your Canva account.
Click on any design template to visit the editor. Depending on the template you choose and your Canva account type, you may need to click Customize this template or Use this template before you reach the editor.
In the editor, click Share.
Search for Mailchimp in the search bar, or scroll to the Messaging section and click Mailchimp.
Click Connect Mailchimp.
Enter your Mailchimp credentials, then click Log In.
If your account has 2-factor authentication enabled, you’ll need to complete this step before Canva can be connected.
On the Authorize Canva page, click Allow.
After you log in and authorize, you’ll be redirected back to the Canva app.
You’re all set! Now you can import your Canva designs from Canva directly into Mailchimp’s content studio.
Import your Canva design into Mailchimp
To import your Canva design into Mailchimp, follow these steps.
Open a finalized design in Canva’s editor.
In the editor, click Share.
Search for Mailchimp in the search bar or scroll to the Messaging section, then click Mailchimp.
If your design has multiple pages, you’ll need to select the pages that you want to export, then click Done.
If your design includes premium Canva elements, click Pay and Save to purchase them.
Excellent! Your design will sync to Mailchimp as a JPG image. After the sync is complete, click View in Mailchimp to access your design in the content studio.
After you connect the integration and import a design, add it to your Mailchimp campaign with an Image content block in the classic email builder or new email builder. To embed a design as HTML for a website, check out this Canva article.
To learn more about Mailchimp’s design tools, check out these guides.
If you disconnect Canva from your Mailchimp account, your Canva designs remain in the content studio.
To disconnect Canva from your Mailchimp account, follow these steps.
Click Integrations, then click Manage.
Click Other connections to expand the list. You may need to scroll to see this link.
- Click the X icon next to the Canva integration.
- In the pop-up modal, type DELETE then click Delete.
That’s it! You’ve successfully disconnected the Canva integration. To reconnect, follow the steps to connect your account.