How can I upload a PDF to Facebook to offer as a free download?

Janet Crandall July 13, 2011

I want to upload a PDF document to my Facebook page, a sample of my high res products, for anyone to download for free at any time. I’ve tried putting the PDF on Google Docs, and linking to Facebook, but it doesn’t appear to have worked. Got a better idea?

  1. mike
    June 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I use to browse documents online and share them with my facebook friends

  2. Dennis Schulz
    August 7, 2011 at 1:40 am

    google docs... really easy, no password, no account, no trouble. just set it as public and post the link on your facebook wall

  3. c
    July 29, 2011 at 6:05 am

    You could convert the PDF using Zoho Viewer and share the link on Facebook. Unlike Scribd or Issuu, no registration is required.

    • RhondaN
      March 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you c this was very helpful and I will share this tip with my friends as well

  4. ænon1mus
    July 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

    If you're looking for a setup like ours, you'll need a hosting provider. Then you'll need to create a Facebook application which will allow you to display a HTML and add it to your Facebook tab. This is pretty complicated, especially if you don't understand HTML.

    One of the easiest ways to get this done automatically is to use or and to host your PDF on file servers like Rapidshare or Hotfile. 

    If you expect a lot of traffic, don't use your personal Dropbox account as that's an easy way to get your account flagged and temporarily disabled.

    • Aibek
      July 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

      thanks for the input Jackson

  5. James Bruce
    July 14, 2011 at 7:32 am can host the pdf for you, we do the same with some pdf guides here to allow online viewing. You ought to think about getting a real website if you're trying to promote something though, then you can host the files locally as Justin said, on the FTP.

  6. jhpot
    July 14, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Sadly you can't upload stuff like this to Facebook itself. It's probably going to be best if you have an FTP server to upload it to. Do you have a website or server you could store it on?

    Failing that, you could use the Public Folder feature in Dropbox. I can't think of anything as seamless as those two options. 

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