How to upload a PDF to Facebook in 3 different ways

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You can't directly upload a PDF to Facebook unless it's to a group or business page.

  • You can upload a PDF to Facebook groups and business pages; however, those are the only places PDF files can be posted.
  • If you're trying to upload a PDF to a business page, Facebook will treat it as if it's a restaurant menu.
  • If you're on a Facebook group page that can accept PDFs, you can upload them just like you would a photo or other file.
  • You can also convert a PDF into a photo, which you could then upload anywhere on Facebook.
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PDFs are an integral part of visual communication.

Flyers, menus, brochures, and newsletters are all commonly saved in the .pdf format.

Facebook does allow its user to attach and upload PDF files to posts, but there's a catch: The feature isn't available on your personal profile page. Instead, you can only use it on business pages and groups.

Here's when - and how - you can upload a PDF to Facebook.

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How to upload a PDF to a Facebook business page

If you have a Facebook business page, you can upload a PDF. However, there's another catch - whatever you upload will be considered a "menu" by Facebook, as if you were a restaurant.

This is great if you actually are trying to post a menu for your restaurant, but might not be what you want otherwise.

1. Open your web browser of choice on your Mac or PC and go to

2. Under the "Explore" tab on the left sidebar, go to Pages, where you can create or open your business page.

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Navigate to one of your business pages.

3. On the left side of your business page, click "See more," and then "About."

4. Click "Add Menu," near the bottom of the page.

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Even if what you're posting isn't a menu, this is what you should use.

5. Select the PDF you want to upload by clicking "Add PDF Files," and then click "Confirm."

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If the PDF is comprised of multiple pages, you can add a short description to each page.

Your PDF will appear within a few minutes. To reach it, go back to your business page, and click "Menu" on the left side of the screen, below your page's profile picture.

How to upload a PDF to a Facebook Group

1. Open a group page on Facebook in your preferred web browser.

2. At the top of the group page, there's a box where you can write a post. Either drag and drop your PDF into this box, or click "More" at the top and select "Add File."

3. Browse through your computer for the PDF you want and upload it, add any text that you want to accompany the file, and then click "Post."

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Your PDFs will need to be less than 100 MBs in size altogether.

It'll appear on the group page like any other post.

How to upload a PDF by converting it into an image

Although only certain pages on Facebook accept PDFs, nearly every page accepts standard image files. As such, you can convert your PDF into an image, and post it in many more places.

There are dozens of free tools online that will do this for you for free - albeit usually with some ads.

PDF 2 JPG is, for example, a fast and easy-to-use converter. You can find others through Google.

This works best for PDFs that are only a single page, but if you need to convert a multipage PDF, you should turn each page into its own separate image.

Once you've converted your PDF file into an image, you can post it like you would any other photo.

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