Canva joins the AI race with jaw-dropping features

Onur Demirkol
Mar 23, 2023

During the Canva Create virtual event, the company unveiled some of its new features, including a suite of AI-powered tools and a new Brand Hub.

Canva users will be happy with the new "Assistant," which will help them find design elements and provide quick access to features. These features also include Canva's AI-powered Magic Write, the copywriting assistant launched a few months ago. Moreover, the AI tool will also give you design recommendations based on your current work regarding graphics and styles.

Back to Magic Write, the feature is now available for mass usage in all project types. Until today, it was only available for Canva Docs, but the company has rolled out a newer version that covers all the other areas. It also covers 18 different languages and not only English. It sounds like a very useful tool, especially as the AI-powered technology's recommendations might be very useful.

AI has become very popular as all the tech firms are racing with each other and now Canva is also in it with its new AI-powered features.

As seen in the example above, you can ask Magic Write to list social media strategy ideas for a new product launch, and it takes into account the type of project you are working on, then completes the list.

Just like some of the other tools on the internet, Canva has also announced its new feature that generates a presentation from scratch, designing it according to your prompts and the images you upload. Recently, Microsoft also announced its new presentation generator for PowerPoint. Looks like it will be very easy to create presentations in the future.

AI has become very popular as all the tech firms are racing with each other and now Canva is also in it with its new AI-powered features.

After uploading an image into your presentation, Canva's new Magic Design tool creates a couple of personalized templates to use in your presentation and gives you the opportunity to customize it however you want. You can also add or replace anything in an image with the new Magic Edit tool.

Beat Sync is also one of the newly-introduced features. It is a tool that automatically matches video footage to a soundtrack that you pick. The new Translate option lets you translate any text in designs into over 100 languages.

Apart from the AI-powered tools, Canva has also launched a couple of regular features that the users have requested. For example, Draw, which will help you get precise shapes like when you draw a circle with a pen, it will turn it into a proper circle shape. "Layouts" gives users recommendations for layout design, "Styles" suggests cool palettes and fonts, and "Layers" let the users see all elements in one place.

The company has also added new fonts as well as an "Alt Text" feature for you to give extra context to your images. The business is also introducing Brand Center, a set of fresh features and capabilities aimed at assisting teams in maintaining brand consistency.

Canva is a great alternative for Adobe PhotoShop and is known to have around 120 million monthly users.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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