How to lock/unlock elements in Canva

Author: Iqbal | Guide: Canva |

As you people already know that it is possible to create teams in Canva. And, work in teams with the people you want. But, sometimes this can become hectic when your team members mess with your work unintentionally. To prevent this, you can learn how to Lock/Unlock elements in Canva.

Lock/Unlock elements Canva to avoid making unintentional changes to them. While you edit other parts of your design in a few easy steps.

Locking and Unlocking Elements of Your Canva Design | Anchor Design Co.

Locking and Unlocking Elements of Your Canva Design | Anchor Design Co.

Locking and Unlocking Elements of Your Canva Design | Anchor Design Co.

Lock/ Unlock Elements in Canva in 5 Easy Steps

Step-1 Open the canva app: Obviously, the first step is to open the Canva app.

You can open it on both your mobile and your desktop. This feature is available on every version of the app. Be it the mobile version or the desktop version.

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Step-2 Click on the element you want to Lock: From your design, Click to select the element you want to lock.

  • You can create a new design element. For that, click on the '+' button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Also, you can open an existing design or project. From the 'Your Designs' column.
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Step-3 Click on the 'Lock' or 'Padlock' icon: From the menu options appear at the bottom. Click on the 'Lock' or the 'padlock' icon. You can easily spot this option in the bottom menu bar.

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Step-4 It locks the element: The element gets frozen and a padlock icon will appear on the right of the element.

Now, you or anyone can work on the element only after unlocking it. You can see that the element is locked as a small lock sign appear at the corner of the element.

Step-5 Click on the 'Unlock' button to unlock the element: To unlock, click to select the locked elements. And, now click the lock or padlock icon again.

Doing this will unlock your element.

Can More than One Person Work On A Canva Design At the Same Time?

Yes, Canva allows more than one person to work on the same design. And, that too at the same time. You can do this in two ways. First, you can create a team. Or, you can share the editable link of the design with the ones you want. That is why locking elements is very necessary. To prevent unwanted change. And also to save time and energy.

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How Many Times Can We Lock And Unlock an Element?

You can lock and unlock an element as many times as you want. It is completely your call. Because canva has not put any restrictions on this. This is a very good and unique update of the app. The users of the app do not like many restrictions. And, in this case, they are not even necessary.

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