How to insert or publish a PDF file on Twitter step by step

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If you have a Twitter account and you frequently use this platform to share, post information or it's your work environment; At some point you may have asked yourself, how can I publish PDF files?

You are now in the right place; Since in this step, we will teach you how to upload PDF file on your Twitter account, so that you have your account updated with the information you need for the job or interest.

Post a PDF to a Twitter thread

In order to upload or upload a PDF file to Twitter, we must first create a tweet; and then locate the desired PDF located on the Internet. This is because the Twitter platform does not allow you to upload files to your account; Unlike other social networks like Facebook, which allows you to do it without major inconvenience.



But this does not prevent, because by sending a tweet that has the PDF file in its link, it will allow users who access this thread to go directly to the web page that contains the PDF file to interact or download the information.

Note that the PDF must reside online before it can be shared on the Twitter platform. This means that you cannot upload or attach a tweet as this is done for a photo or video. As a result, it provides a link where the PDF can be placed on the web, by clicking on the link, and followers of the account will be able to access and read the file.

Steps to upload and attach a PDF to Twitter

In order to carry out this task, we will upload to a web, cloud or blog storage service such as: Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud; Next, copy the webpage address or URL link to paste into the tweet you want to post.



At the same time, you can use the Store's web services and special tweets such as: TwitDoc, FileSocial and File Twt, to upload and share the PDF we need since it is possible there, via the Twitter account authorization.

It is important to keep in mind that these above services impose size on your files, which has certain time limits and restrictions about the files that are saved on these online platforms.

How to shorten a link and its benefits for a Twitter URL

Links to URL addresses can be  excessively long and taking into account its character limit is subject to 140 per tweet, to be possible the publication of the information we must necessarily cut it.

To solve this problem that was presented to the users of the platform, in a convenient way, the integrated service 'Twitter t.co' is designed to automatically paste the PDF link into the tweet text box.


This way the shortened Twitter link is always changed; So it generates a predictable 118 characters after this number for a message that will accompany it.

While the third URL shortened with the service ' Bit.ly '; can reach many more links, these generated in Twitter can warn you as a user that the linked content of a tweet can be harmful.

This means that can lead to a false link to access your computer, mobile device or equipment and services associated with your personal accounts and data, or a virus that may affect your equipment and health as a user.


Therefore, shortened Twitter links are more reassuring and motivate the user to log in to use the information safely; without neglecting the care and caution in consulting a web link.

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