In recent years, more and more business owners have utilised the power of social media to leverage their business. Take Facebook for example, every single day you’ll find a tonne of social media graphics on your feed advertising a company in a unique and creative way. Compelling visuals make lasting impressions, which in return leads to higher engagement and better results.
If you manage a social media account, here are a few nifty tools to help you easily create compelling social media graphics.
Canva is a free graphic design tool with thousands of free templates and visual assets such as icons, shapes, frames, borders, and fonts. It has a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows you to create stunning graphics. There are various pre-set sizes for different platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. They also have premium templates that you can access for $9.95 per month.
Piktochart is perfect for creating infographics. A free entry-level account gives you access to hundreds of templates that you can edit according to your own preference. If you want to have extended access, you can choose the Lite version that cost $15 per month. For advanced users, a Pro version is also available at $29 per month.
Snappa is yet another online graphic tool that allows you to create striking images across all social media platforms. They have a huge library of templates with various size pre-sets that can easily be edited. One of its best feature is its text overlay function that allows you to create powerful messages using fancy texts. Like any other app of its kind, Snappa comes with free and pro versions.
Another option for creating infographics and charts is Infogram. This one is rather simple and straightforward with only 35 different chart templates to choose from. For occasional use, you can go for the free version, however, if you are an advanced user who regularly creates infographics, getting the Pro version ($19 per month) might be worth it.
Crello is a relatively new visual editor launched by Deposit Photos. It offers an extensive library including 10,000 free design templates, 11,000 design elements, 12,000 vectors, and 65 million stock images. These allow you to create stunning social media images, ad banners, posters, email headers and more. The Pro version is priced at $8.30 /month and gives you access to animated posts, Facebook video cover, and Full HD videos.