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Canva Courts Design Pros With New Social Features And A Marketplace For Their Work

TechCrunch

US-Australian startup Canva wants its easy-to-use design platform to literally be the canvas for design professionals, and its injecting a dose of social into the mix after launching public user profiles, a Twitter-style following system, and a real-time content stream.

The update, which rolled out to the web version of the service first but will come to its newly launched iPad app soon, is all about showcasing designs and helping users find interesting and inspiring ideas, Canva co-founder and CEO Melanie Perkins told TechCrunch.

“Over the past 15 months, Canva’s one million users have created more than seven million designs, 460,000 designs were created last week alone. It seemed crazy to have all of these incredible designs created on Canva and no way for anyone to see them,” she explained

Perkins revealed that the move came from watching Canva users on other social media platforms.

“We have seen lots of groups popping up on social media encouraging people…

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