As the head of Creative Media here at CinchShare, I’m beyond excited to share how you can use our Design with Canva button to enhance your business! We’ve added several of Canva’s design types to our button’s drop down menu and we’re pretty sure you’ll appreciate and love them as much as we do. I’m going to show you the various ways to save and schedule these formats in CinchShare so you can continue to be smart about creating and planning your own unique content:
Wait a minute! What is the Design with Canva button?
If you’re new to CinchShare or have never heard of Canva, let me be the first to tell you that we love Canva so much that we simply had to integrate it into our software. It enables us to design and schedule our images all in one place, because as you know we’re all about saving time! Canva is a phenomenal DIY design software which offers a ton of templates, images, graphics and filters so you can design exactly what you need to market your business both online and off. You can check out our Canva Playlist on YouTube where I run through their awesome user-friendly interface along with a few How-To tips for solopreneurs. The Design with Canva button is what you click on to select a design type and that will open up your already existing, free Canva account right inside CinchShare’s Schedule a Post page and BAM! You’re ready to create!
This is the original template that was offered with our Design with Canva button and it’s a great size for Facebook posts to view on a computer. Depending on the layout of your design, you may want to select this format, create your image and then schedule your post.
This design style is sized perfectly for Facebook’s Mobile App. So many of us are on the go these days, using our mobile devices to check in and work on Facebook. The Facebook App format makes it easy to view the post without having to scroll or mess with your zoom. I use this one the most often for our business page and the SocialCinch Club.
With the launch of scheduling to Twitter on the horizon, the Twitter Post is here just in time! Tweets with eye-catching images get noticed and retweeted a lot more than just regular text only tweets and you’ll be ready because it’s super easy to select this design style and schedule it to your Twitter profile!
I love pinning to Pinterest in CinchShare and now you can design your post in the vertical design style that is super popular and receives the most repins! They work on Facebook too, so if you have a list or recipe you’d like to design and it would look best on a longer image then you can schedule the post to Facebook and pin from your CinchShare history. But if you only want to use this vertical format on Pinterest then you can click on the Design with Canva button, select Pinterest then create your design and publish when it’s complete. Then, instead of scheduling the post you can save it using our Save feature and then when you click on the Pinterest icon simply select Custom URL and type in the link that will direct your audience on Pinterest to your desired location. It can be anywhere! Your FB biz page, group, timeline, event, album, Twitter, Instagram, blog or website, just to name a few. How amazing is that?!?
While you can’t schedule to Instagram as they don’t allow it, you can select this design style and schedule it to Facebook to use later on Instagram. Let me explain as I do this often! First, I will design a great inspirational post for Facebook using the Instagram Post template and then after it’s been delivered to FB I’ll go to that post on my phone and save the image temporarily until I post it on Instagram. Once it’s posted on IG, I simply delete it from my phone because if I ever need it again it’s stored in my CinchShare history. You can also design a bunch of Instagram images and schedule them to a secret group on Facebook that acts as a “content planner” of sorts for your Instagram account. In the post message you can write out exactly what you’d like to say on the Instagram post, complete with hashtags, and once it’s delivered to the secret group you can copy/paste it into your Instagram post with the image. If you set a reminder on your device it’s easy to go to the secret group and grab the next post you want to use on Instagram!
I hope these tips help you work smarter and have your creative juices flowing! We’d love to hear of other ways you can think of to use these awesome new design styles in our Design with Canva button. And as always, if you have any questions, please let us know!