Grouping and Ungrouping Lines in Canva

To grouping and ungrouping lines in Canva, follow these steps:

  1. Select the lines you want to group by dragging your cursor over them or holding Shift and clicking on multiple elements.
  2. Click the “Group” option in the floating toolbar.
  3. To ungroup, click the grouped lines and choose “Ungroup” from the toolbar.
  4. You can also use keyboard shortcuts: Command + G (Mac) or Ctrl + G (Windows) to group.
    Note that you can’t group grids and charts in Canva.

Canva makes it super simple to group and ungroup lines together so you can easily organize and edit your designs. Here’s a quick guide on how to master grouping and ungrouping in Canva:

Why Group Lines?

Grouping lines together is useful when:

  • You want to move or edit multiple lines together as one unit. This saves you time compared to editing each line individually.
  • You need to arrange lines in a certain layered order and don’t want to accidentally change this later. Grouping locks the layering order.
  • You want different lines to resize proportionally when you scale your design. Grouping maintains their relative size.

How to Group Lines

On Desktop:

  1. Select the lines you want in a group by clicking on each one while holding Shift.
  2. Click “Group” on the floating toolbar above your design.
  3. The lines are now grouped together. You can click and drag to move the entire group.

On Mobile:

  1. Tap and hold on one line to select it.
  2. Tap “Select Multiple” and tap each additional line.
  3. Tap “Group” on the floating toolbar.
  4. You can now move all lines together as one grouped unit.

Keyboard Shortcut:

After selecting your lines, press Ctrl+G (Win) or Cmd+G (Mac) to group them.

When to Ungroup Lines

Reasons you may want to ungroup lines include:

  • You need to edit or style lines in the group individually.
  • You want to change the layering order of lines in the group.
  • You need to remove certain lines from the group.

How to Ungroup Lines

On Desktop:

  1. Click on the grouped lines to select the group.
  2. Click “Ungroup” on the floating toolbar.
  3. The group is ungrouped and lines can be edited individually again.

On Mobile:

  1. Tap the grouped lines to select the group.
  2. Tap “Ungroup” on the floating toolbar.
  3. The lines are ungrouped. You can edit each one separately.

Pro Tip: Like grouping, you can also select multiple groups at once and ungroup them in one go!

With Canva’s intuitive grouping and ungrouping, you can easily organize lines in your designs for a streamlined editing process. Group related lines to move and edit them as one, and ungroup when you need to tweak lines individually.


Grouping and ungrouping lines in Canva are essential techniques for maintaining control and organization in your design projects.

Understanding how to manipulate element layers and align elements adds depth to your design capabilities.

With these tools at your disposal, you’ll be well on your way to creating visually stunning and well-organized designs in Canva.

“In the world of design, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Now, go ahead and explore the wonderful world of design in Canva, and remember, simplicity is key. Happy designing!

[Note]: This article is a simplified, comprehensive guide to grouping and ungrouping lines in Canva, using the information from Canva Help Centre’s “Grouping, layering, and aligning elements.”

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Last modified: May 15, 2024

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