How to Access Canva Pro for Free and Legally


While obtaining full-year subscription to Canva Pro for free is not legal, there are multiple ways to try out Canva Pro for no cost or access premium through the Canva Education program. As an experienced Canva user, I have transitioned from the free version to Canva Pro to access an array of designer tools. In this guide, I will outline how you can legally access Canva Pro for free to test its premium features and make an informed decision before committing to a subscription.

Key Takeaways:

  • To access Canva Pro for a full year, a subscription purchase is required as there are no legal methods to obtain it for free.
  • Canva offers a free 30-day trial for users to explore premium features, accessible through the Account Settings.
  • While Canva does not offer a specific plan for students, they can access Pro features through the Canva for Education program designed for verified individuals.

Benefits of Canva Pro:

Switching to Canva Pro provides additional features to enhance project quality. Subscribing to Canva Pro, priced at $12.99/month or $119.99/year, grants access to exclusive templates, icons, and customization options.

Get access to a wide range of vector illustrations, photos, elements, and videos within the Canva library, including over 60 million premium images with a unique crown mark indicating premium status.

Enjoy the benefits of 1TB cloud storage compared to the free version's 5GB limit. Canva Pro also offers brand kit creation for businesses to upload logos, fonts, and color palettes for consistent branding.

Methods to Access Canva Pro for Free:

There are two legit ways to try Canva Pro for free without engaging in unethical practices.

Method 1: Sign up for a Free Trial

  1. Log in to Canva or create an account.
  2. Navigate to Account Settings and select Billing and Plans to start your free trial.
  3. Upgrade to Canva Pro and explore premium features.
  4. Cancel before the trial ends to avoid charges.

Method 2: Join the Canva for Education Program

Educators and students can participate in the Canva for Education Program by signing up with their educational email or proof of teaching certification. Verification may take a few days, and users need to update their verification every three years.

Method 3: Sign In to your x (Twitter)

  1. Log in to your X (Twitter) account or create a new account.
  2. In the search box at the top of your account page, type “” and then search
  3. From the pop-up page, choose any link with a recent history.
  4. Now enjoy, you have a canva pro account.

Closing Thoughts:

Considering the benefits of Canva Pro, signing up for a free trial is recommended to determine its value before committing to a subscription. Share your thoughts on Canva Pro's worth and desired accessible features in the comments below.

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