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How To Create A Video Pin For Pinterest Using Canva.

Video pins are becoming very popular on Pinterest and when you scroll through your Pinterest news feed, the first pins you are going to see on the first page, most will be video pins.

This means Pinterest is giving video pins high priority and that is why you need to take advantage of video pins.

You don’t need to worry about creating video pins because they are actually very easy to create as you are going to find out on my tutorial.

Today’s tutorial is about video pins. I am going to walk you through the process of creating a video pin for Pinterest using the free version of Canva.

Let’s Get Started On Creating A Video Pin For Pinterest Using Canva

(Step 1)The first step is to create an account with Canva if you don’t have one already. It’s super easy and it’s free, all you need to do is go to and create an account with your email address.

(step 2) The next step is, on the home page of Canva, click where it says custom dimensions, type 600 on the first box and 900 on the next box. Those are dimensions for your pin. And then click create the design.

(Step 3) go to where you see videos(on the left side of your screen) and on the top (the search bar) type your niche for example fashion, food, makeup, make money online, then choose the video you like, just make sure it's at least 4 seconds long and make sure it’s not over 20 seconds, for promoted pins Pinterest recommends 16 seconds, so try to stay within that range. Once the video loads onto your canvas, make sure it plays well, otherwise choose another video.

(step 4) add the text overlay, for example, the title of your blog post or if you want to draw more attention by using a catchy text overlay, you can do so. Just remember to use the title of your blog post with your keywords when you upload the video pin to Pinterest.

Remember to add your website on the pin, because this is a way of adding watermark to your pins, as well as branding your pins so your audience can spot your pins when they are scrolling their Pinterest feed.

(step 5) once your pin is ready and you are happy with the design, go to where it says download click, then the video pin will be downloaded to your computer and all you have to do is go to Pinterest and click on the plus sign which says create pin when they ask for image, you are going to select your video pin.

Add title, description, and tags as well as the URL of your blog post, then choose the board where you want the pin to be published ( I recommend you have a board that contains only the pins you have created and use that board as you featured board on your profile, and to always pin your own pins on that board first before sharing them to other boards and group boards)

Video Pin Will Not Publish Immediately

A video pin will not publish immediately because Pinterest has to verify video pins before they can be made public, it usually takes about 24 hours, but my last video pin only took about 5 hours to be made public.

A Few Tips For Video Pins

When searching for free videos on Canva, make sure to scroll down because sometimes, the free ones might be in the middle or at the bottom of the page, and the same goes for images.

If you can’t find a video you like on Canva, you can shoot your own video and upload it to Canva and use it to create A video pin. Just remember if you are using your phone to shoot the video, hold the phone in the vertical position so you can make a nice vertical video, that will make a nice tall video.

This is very important especially if you are making a video pin that doesn’t need a text overlay.

Pinterest does also accept square videos, for example, the ones shared on Instagram or Facebook, which are a 1:1 ratio. But they don’t seem to like the YouTube video.

So when creating a video pin, make it either vertical or square and make sure to use the recommended ratio.

Also remember most people are scrolling their Pinterest feed with the sound off on their devices so when creating a video pin, make sure it can capture attention without sound.

There are other ways of creating video pins on Pinterest but this is the one I am using, and it's working for me plus I think it’s beginner-friendly so that is why I decided to share it.

Alright, I hope you will find this tutorial helpful, if so, please give me a like and a comment.

Thank you so much for your likes, comments and for your time.


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etseil20 Premium
Hi Rose,

This training post/video was very helpful, indeed. I've used Pinterest the last few months now- made better pins, but just getting started with video pins.

It looks basic to review- I've used Canva in the last year. I learned some new things here and there.

But I'm looking forward to making video pins- should be lots of fun! Thank you for making this training- it's nice to have a member such as yourself demonstrate how to do them.

If I have success with them, I'll be sure to share it with our community.

Thanks again- Happy pinning!

Roseblogger Premium
Thank you so much Eric, for your kind words, I wish you lots of success on Pinterest, Happy pinning to you too 😊
42Louise Premium
Awesome, thank you for this training. Useful and clear. I will start doing this.
Roseblogger Premium
You are welcome, yes do it today, video pins are doing amazingly on Pinterest.
CDAdams Premium
Hi Ropesa thanks for the video
Roseblogger Premium
Hi, thank you for watching.

JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks Rose--I might use this if I venture into Pinterest!
Roseblogger Premium
Thank you Jeff.
JeffreyBrown Premium
👍👍 Rose
GGould Premium
Thank you so much. I have followed your instructions carefully and have just published and uploaded my first video pin to Pinterest.
You made it so clear and easy to follow.
Roseblogger Premium
Thank you so much, I am glad that you found it helpful and easy to follow because those were my goals when I created it. I wanted it to be easy and clear so the new members can benefit, and be able to create video pins for Pinterest.