How to Group in Canva

Marty Youssef
Last updated on
January 14, 2024

Creating groups in Canva is a handy way to manage multiple elements in your design more efficiently. Whether you’re working on a presentation, poster, or any other type of design, grouping elements allows you to move, resize, and edit them as a single unit, saving you time and effort.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you master grouping in Canva:

How to Group Elements in Canva

Step 1: Selecting Elements

Click and drag your mouse to create a selection box around the elements you want to group.

Alternatively, hold the Shift key and click on each element you wish to include in the group.

 Selecting Elements For Grouping In Canva

Step 2: Grouping Elements

Right-click on one of the selected elements and choose ‘Group’ from the context menu.

Alternatively, click on the ‘Group’ button that appears aboved the selected elements in the Canva toolbar.

Grouping Elements in Canva

Step 3: Editing Your Group

Click and drag the group to move all elements at once.

Use the corner handles to resize the entire group proportionally.

Double-click on the group and then click on a specific element to edit it individually.

Step 4: Ungrouping Elements

Right-click on the group and select ‘Ungroup’.

Alternatively, click on the group and then click the ‘Ungroup’ button in the toolbar.

Ungrouping Elements In Canva

Additional Tips:

  • Layering: Remember that grouping does not affect the layering of elements. You may need to adjust layers separately to achieve your desired design.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Use Ctrl + G to group and Ctrl + Shift + G to ungroup for a faster workflow (Cmd key for Mac users).
  • Nested Groups: Canva allows you to create groups within groups for complex designs.

How to Group Elements in Canva Mobile App

The process for grouping elements in the Canva mobile app involves a few simple steps. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Initiating Selection

First, tap one of the elements you'd like to group. This action will bring up a menu at the bottom of the screen.

Grouping in Canva Mobile

Step 2: Accessing More Options

Scroll to the right-hand side of the menu and click the 'More' option with 3 dots icon.

Step 3: Selecting Multiple Elements

From this extended menu, choose the 'Select Multiple' option. You can now tap additional elements on the canvas you wish to group. A red notification on the 'select multiple' button will show the number of elements selected for grouping.

Step 4: Grouping the Elements

Once you have selected all the elements, click the 'Group' option from the menu. This action will group your selected elements, allowing you to move or edit them as a single unit.

Following these steps, you can efficiently manage and organize various elements in your Canva design using the mobile app, just as easily as you would on the desktop version.

Group Selected Elements in Canva Mobile

Step 5: Ungrouping the Elements

To ungroup the elements, simply click the 'Ungroup' option, which will now be visible on the menu.

Ungroup Selected Elements in Canva Mobile


Grouping in Canva simplifies the process of managing multiple design elements. It’s particularly useful for keeping your design organized and ensuring consistent manipulation of elements. With practice, grouping will become an integral part of your Canva workflow.

Feel free to experiment with different groupings to see how they can enhance your design process.

Marty Youssef
Marty is a digital marketer with over 8 years working with clients to introduce word class software solutions for their business.