This article will explain how to get setup and design your own customizable thumbnails for your Searchie content using Canva without having to leave the Searchie app.
What you will need
- Browser that is not in incognito mode
Step 1 - Choosing a File
From the main Searchie dashboard locate the file you'd like add a custom thumbnail to and select 'edit' from the dropdown menu available.
Step 2 - Opening Up Canva
From here, expand the settings tab in the editor and make your way to the teal 'Design on Canva' button.
Step 3 - Creating with Canva
You should now see the Canva window open as follows:
Here you'll be able to choose from a variety of different templates, texts and styles to spice up your thumbnails in Searchie.
You can even upload your own thumbnail and start editing there.
The Canva editor is simple to use and you can select and drag and drop elements into your thumbnail design on the right.
Step 4 - Publishing your Thumbnail & Creating an Account
Once you are finished creating your thumbnail you will need to publish your thumbnail.
(optional) you can give your thumbnail a title in the top right hand corner before publishing.
The Canva platform is externally managed through a third party, in order to publish it you will need to quickly create a canva account (this can be done through the popup window in Searchie)
Step 5 - Save your Thumbnail inside Searchie
Your thumbnail will now appear attached to your file. Click the save button in the editor to complete this process.
Note: If you ever revisit your thumbnail for this file in Canva, it will preload your existing one so you can change it without having to start from scratch again.