How to share a PDF on Facebook Messenger.

A woman wearing a red scarf sitting at a desktop computer sharing a PDF on Facebook Messenger.

Email isn’t the only way to share documents — learn how easy it is to send PDF files via Facebook Messenger on your desktop computer.

You probably already know that you can share photos, videos, and GIFs in Facebook Messenger, but you can even send files, too — including PDFs. This method of sharing is handy if you don’t have a recipient’s email address readily available or if you’re only connected with them through Facebook. Let’s look at how to send your PDF in just a few clicks.

Simple steps for sharing PDFs on Facebook Messenger.

Whether you’re sharing information with a friend or sending a form to a new client, sending a PDF over Facebook Messenger is simple.

Follow these steps to learn how to share a PDF in messenger:

  1. Open your Facebook account on your computer’s browser.
  2. Click the Messenger icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click the New Message icon to open a new dialog box and enter the name of the recipient.
  4. Select More Actions, indicated by the plus (+) icon.
  5. Click File or the paperclip icon to add your attachment.
  6. Navigate to and select your PDF from your computer.
  7. Tap the Send icon or press Enter.

After you’ve sent the PDF in Facebook Messenger, recipients will be able to access the file just like an email. They can click to view it or download it directly to their computer for safekeeping.

If you’re using the Facebook Messenger app on an iPhone, the steps for sharing a PDF are the same. On Android, you can also use the same steps, but only on the Messenger Lite app. The regular Facebook Messenger app for Android does not currently have the option to send files, but the Messenger Lite app does in the same place as the desktop version.

How to download a PDF from Facebook Messenger.

If you’re the recipient of a PDF in Facebook Messenger, you’ll need to download the PDF to look at it, comment on it, fill it out, and perform all the functions possible on a PDF. Fortunately, downloading a PDF is even simpler than sending one.

Follow these steps to download a PDF that was shared with you on Messenger.

  1. Open the Messenger app and click the PDF that was sent to you. You may or may not be able to see a preview.
  2. Click the blue Download button.
  3. The PDF will be downloaded onto your device. If you’d like, you can choose the Save location.

If you’re using the Facebook Messenger app on a mobile device, just tap the PDF that was sent to you, and it will download automatically. Remember to keep your devices safe from viruses by only downloading and opening PDFs that you know are safe.

Learn about how you can send PDFs directly from your phone. Then, explore everything you can do using Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat online services to make file-sharing fast and easy. You can also enjoy the flexibility of converting various files to and from PDF, including JPG to PDF, PPT to PDF, PDF to Excel, and more.