How do I duplicate or copy a design?

There are plenty of good reasons to make copies of your designs. For example, you can use a previous design as a template for a new design so you don’t have to start from scratch. Or you can make a copy of a design before making major changes, so you don’t lose your original work. Whatever the reason may be, here’s how to make a copy of your design: 

01. Go to the homepage

You can copy or duplicate a design from the Canva homepage. This is the first screen you see when you log in to your Canva account.

02. Duplicate a design

Once you’re viewing the All your Designs screen, scroll through and hover your mouse cursor above the design you would like to copy. An expand arrow will appear in the top right of your design. Click the expand arrow and then choose the copy button. A copy of your design will now appear at the top of the Your Designs screen, named “Copy of…” the title of your original design.

03. Edit the design

Now you can click on the copy and continue to design, edit, and tweak to your heart’s content. While you’re in the Canva editor and working on a design, you can copy that design by clicking on File in the upper left-hand corner. Click Make a copy to create an identical copy of your design. Your new design will open in a new tab in your browser and the original copy will stay untouched.

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There are 2 ways to create a duplicate of your design.

  1. Go to Your designs and hover your cursor on the design and you should be able to see an arrow on the upper right part of the design thumbnail. Click on the arrow to expand the options then select copy. A copy of your design will now appear at the top of the Your Designs screen, named “Copy of…” the title of your original design.
  2. Open the design you wish to duplicate. Click on File located on the upper left part of the editor page. Select the option Make a copy. Your new design will open in a new tab in your browser and the original copy will stay untouched.

For a more detailed guide, you can check out this article from our Help Center:

How do I duplicate or copy a design?

Hope this helps and let me know if you need help with anything else!

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