Examples of apps
These are some examples of apps:
- Bitmoji - Add Bitmoji avatars to your design.
- Duotone - Apply a two-color palette to your images.
- Pinterest - Post designs to your boards on Pinterest.
You can find more examples at canva.com/apps.
What can apps do?
Canva provides a number of extensions that let developers hook into different parts of Canva.
By integrating with these extensions, an app can:
A single app can support multiple extensions, enabling it to seamlessly integrate with the entire Canva experience.
Internal vs. external apps
Some apps, such as Pexels, have features that aren't covered in the documentation. This is because we've created these apps internally at Canva, which means they have access to internal APIs.
If a feature isn't documented, you can assume that it's not publicly available. Over time though, our goal is to improve parity between internal and external apps.
Why create an app?
There are many reasons to create an app:
- Reach a huge (and active) audience of millions of users.
- Build incredible tools for an exciting (and fast-growing) platform.
- Create features to improve your own Canva experience.
Benefits for teams
If you're using Canva as part of a team, there are even more benefits:
- Create apps that are only available to members of your team.
- Create apps that integrate with your team's internal tools.
- Manage apps created by members of your team.
Where can users find apps?
Users can find apps:
- In the editor, via the More tab, Edit image panel, or Publish menu.
- Outside of the editor, via canva.com/apps.
Canva also runs experiments to increase the discoverability of apps by surfacing them at various points in the user experience.