Log in to the Developer Portal. If you already have a Canva account, you can use the same credentials.
Navigate to the Your integrations page.
Click Create an app.
Choose a target audience for the app from the Who is this app for? page.
Selecting Everyone creates a public app for everyone. Selecting Your team creates a team app for members of your team.
Select what your app will do in the What will your app do? page.
You can configure your app to Create content, Edit images, or Publish designs. Selecting one or more of these options determines what extensions appear in the next step.
Add extensions to the app from the Select one or more extensions page.
An extension is what hooks into the Canva editor and makes the app a seamless part of the user experience. The available extensions depend on what was selected in the previous step. You can also add or remove extensions after the app is created.
You can add any combination of the following types of extensions to an app:
These guides demonstrate how to create simple yet illustrative examples of extensions. They're short, practical, and lay the foundation for more advanced development. Once you read them, you can confidently dive into the rest of the documentation.