How to Attach Documents to a Facebook Message

By Daniel Hatter

Though Facebook is primarily a social media website, it can also be used for business purposes. Every Facebook account has a message inbox that can be used to send and receive messages to and from other Facebook users and email addresses. You can also send files, such as documents, as attachments to your messages. If, for example, you forgot to send one of your business employees a document and you can’t access your work email, use Facebook to send a message with the document as an attachment.

Log in to your Facebook account and click on the “Messages” button. Click the “Send a New Message” link.

Enter your message details. If you’d like to send the message directly to an email address, type the email address of the person you’re sending it to in the “To” box. If the person you’re sending it to is one of your Facebook friends, you can instead type the person’s name in the box and click the proper name when it appears in the drop-down menu. When ready, type the desired message in the “Message” box.

Click the “Attach a file” button; it looks like a paperclip. A dialog box will open. Browse to the location of the document you’d like to attach and double-click it to attach it to the message.

Repeat this process for any additional documents you want to attach. Click “Send” when done.