The Timeline is Facebook’s latest main feature. It has been met with both criticism and much acclaim. Whatever your opinions are of it however it is here to stay. In this article I am going to teach you how you can put PDF Files onto your Facebook Timeline enabling to share documents with your friends.
The first thing to mention is that there is no way to upload documents onto Facebook, you should remember that it isn’t a web host but a social network so the best you can hope for is being able to share your photos and videos with the world. If you do have a need to share documents however, whether it is through the messaging system or on your Facebook timeline then there are a variety of different methods that you can use to help get your documents shared between your friends, and sometimes the simplest option is putting it up on Facebook, especially if you are a Web Marketer and want to target as many of your Facebook Friends List at the same time.
The first option is useful if you are looking to share only a few pages, but it is hardly the best option to use as you are not actually sharing PDF documents but pictures. This simply involves taking a screenshot of the various parts of your PDF Document and uploading them to your photos folder, as you can see this may take time for larger documents and you are losing some of the benefits of a PDF such as PDF Translation. This is really not the best option and I do suggest giving it a skip for PDF documents that are larger than a couple of pages, and especially not for documents that are pretty information heavy. You also run the risk of having it on view to people that aren’t on your friends list if your security settings are not set correctly.
The best option to use is an external web-host. You may have your own web space or there are plenty of options for free web-hosting out there. All you need to do is upload your PDF document to this web space and grab the link. You will then be able to copy and paste this into your ‘status’ box. This will then put a link on your Facebook wall to the downloadable PDF file. This is by far the simplest option for publishing PDF Files on Facebook as the user will then be able to do whatever they want with them. Remember that you cannot run an image file through a translation machine but you can do it with a PDF File. It also gives the user the opportunity to add it to their E-Book reader so they can take it with them wherever they wish to read it.
I hope this article has been of help to you. If you are looking to share multiple documents including PDF files on the Facebook Timeline then I really do suggest that you get hold of some web space so that you can store them there ready for linking. Don’t forget though that multiple downloads can sap away your bandwidth quickly, therefore you need to make sure you have enough to cover the amount of anticipated downloads.