What is a data consumer?

A consumer is a native Canva feature or an app that imports (consumes) data from a provider and uses that data to streamline a design workflow, such as by automating a repetitive task or creating a visualization.

An example of a consumer is Canva's Bulk Create feature. This feature can import data from a provider, such as a CSV file, and generate multiple pages of a design from that data.

At the moment, Bulk Create is the only available consumer, but in the future:

  • Canva will release additional consumers.
  • Developers will be able to create their own consumers.


  • The terms consumer and data consumer are used interchangeably to refer to any native Canva feature or app that can import data from a provider.