If you’re wondering How To Group On Canva, you will learn all you need to know in this article.
Ways To Group On Canva Desktop
The easiest way to group on Canva is to click and drag your cursor over all the Canva elements you want to group. Then, click on the Group button in the Floating Toolbar just above your Canva design.
To ungroup and have your elements separated, click on the grouped elements once to select it, then select the Ungroup button in the Floating Toolbar.
Here are the various methods and detailed steps to follow:
Method 1: Floating Toolbar
In this method, there’s no need to look further than your Canva design canvas to group your elements. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Select Elements
Select the elements you want to group by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the elements at the same time.
This will ensure the elements you want to select will remain selected even after you click on the other elements.
Step 2: Select Group
Once you have two or more elements selected, you will see a Floating Toolbar appear on the top of your Canva design, within the canvas.
Click on the Group button and all elements you’ve selected will now be within one group or one box.
Method 2: Keyboard Shortcut
If you want to group quickly, you can use your keyboard to do so right after selecting your elements. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Select All Elements
If you wish to group everything on your Canva design canvas, the first thing is to select all elements. You can do that with a keyboard shortcut by pressing Command + A on a Mac.
Or Ctrl + A on Windows.
Step 2: Press Keyboard Shortcut
With all elements selected, you can group them together by pressing the keyboard shortcut Command + G on a Mac.
Or Ctrl + G on Windows.
Method 3: Drop-Down Menu
There are situations where the Floating Toolbar just doesn’t appear. In this case, you can select the Group function in the drop-down menu. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Select Elements
First, select the elements you want to group together by picking each of them individually and holding down the Shift key at the same time.
If you wish to select all elements to be grouped together, you can use your cursor to click once outside the Canva design canvas, then drag the cursor making sure it touches every element on your canvas once.
This picks up or selects all elements in one action.
Step 2: Right-Click Cursor
Next, with the elements selected, right-click your cursor on any of the selected elements. Do not right-click outside the elements as that will deselect your elements.
In the drop-down menu, select Group.
Ways To Group On Canva Mobile App
To group your elements on Canva mobile app, select the first element by clicking on it once. Then, in the Floating Toolbar, select the three dots and click on the Select Multiple button.
Next, click once on all the other elements you wish to select. Lastly, scroll the bottom menu to the left and click on the Group button to group the selected elements together.
Here are the detailed steps to follow:
Step 1: Select Multiple Elements
Open up your design in the Canva mobile app and click on one of the elements you want to include in the group.
In the Floating Toolbar that appears just above your selection, click on the three dots.
More options will slide up at the bottom of your screen. Click on the Select Multiple button.
You will see the number 1 in a red circle appear.
Step 2: Group Selected Elements
Next, with the first element still selected, start clicking once on each of the elements you want to group.
You will see that all the elements you just clicked will remain selected and the number 1 in the red circle on the Select Multiple button will increase. In this example, I’ve clicked on two items, so the number showing in the Select Multiple section is 2.
If you select an element by mistake and wish to deselect it, click on it another time and it will not be selected.
Once you’ve selected the elements you wish to group, go to the bottom of the screen and scroll the options in the More section to the left, until you see the Group button.
Click on the Group button once and your selected elements will be grouped together. The Group button changes to Ungroup.
To Ungroup the elements, you can click on the Ungroup button.
Or, click on the area outside the Canva design canvas once, this closes the bottom More Options bar and allows the Floating Toolbar to appear. Select Ungroup in the Floating Toolbar and the elements will be separated.
Group On Canva: Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is There No Group Option In Canva?
The Group option in Canva is available to all users in both free and premium versions, desktop, tablet, and mobile apps. If there is no Group option in your Canva account, here are some reasons why and suggested solutions:
Too few elements selected
For the Group option to be active, you need to have selected at least two elements. If you’ve only clicked on a single item, the grouping option won’t show up.
Solution: Click on one element, hold down the Shift key (on desktop), or tap Select Multiple (on mobile), and then select the Group option.
Grids Are Selected
If you find there is no Group option in Canva, it could be because you are trying to group grids together. Multiple grids can be selected, but grids cannot be grouped together in Canva.
How Do I Group In Canva On My Tablet?
Here’s how to group elements in Canva on your tablet:
1. Launch Canva and Access Your Design
Open the Canva app on your tablet. You can either start a new design by selecting a template or open an existing project.
2. Select the Elements You Wish to Group
- Single Tap: Start by tapping once on an element you wish to group. This will highlight the item, indicating it’s selected.
- Multiple Selection: With one item already selected, tap on the other elements you want to include in the group. Each of these will also become highlighted.
3. Group the Selected Elements
Once you’ve selected all the elements you want to group:
- An options bar will appear either at the top or bottom of your screen (based on your tablet’s OS and Canva’s version).
- Locate and tap on the ‘Group’ option. It’s often symbolized by two overlapping squares.
What Is The Shortcut For Group Elements?
The keyboard shortcut for Group Elements is to use Command + G on a Mac or Ctrl + G on Windows. You can learn more details on the shortcut for Group Elements here: Method 2: Keyboard Shortcut.
How Do I Group Items In Canva App?
You can learn how to group items on the Canva app in the section How To Group On Canva Mobile App?
How Do I Group Grids In Canva?
Canva doesn’t have a feature to group Grids. The only way to group grids is to select all grids by holding down the Shift key while clicking on all Grids at the same time.
You can move them together, but once you click your cursor outside the Canva design canvas, they will be deselected into individual items. If you want to move them together again, you will have to reselect them.