The easiest way to add files to your boards is to simply drag and drop them from your desktop. You can add images, PDF files, Google Drive documents, and MS Office files. The full list of supported file types is available in this article. New files can be added from your computer or from the web (maximum file size is 30 MB, maximum image resolution is 32 MP).
Set up by: Board editors
Available for: all Miro plans
In this article:
- Adding files from your device
- Adding files from URL links
- Uploading files from other services
- Saving uploaded files to the library
- Possible issues with uploading PDF files
- Frequently asked questions
Adding files from your computer
To upload files from your device choose Upload on the main toolbar. If the option is hidden for you, click the three dots and add the button to the toolbar. Click My Device.
Uploading files from your device
This will open a dialogue box, where you will be able to select the files that you wish to upload to the board. Once you select the files and click Open, they will be uploaded to the board.
✏️ Check the list of supported file formats here.
You can interact with uploaded files: change the size, rotate them, view all pages.
Interacting with an uploaded .pptx file
If you use the Mobile app, push the plus icon in the bottom-right corner of the board, choose Upload. You can paste a file from the clipboard, take a photo, or choose from the mobile library.
Uploading a file from a mobile device
Adding files from URL links
To upload files from the web using a direct link to the source, choose Upload via URL.
Upload via URL on the toolbar
Then paste a direct URL link to any file from the web, such as a YouTube or Vimeo video.
Uploading via a URL link
To watch a video, double-click on the Play icon (the added file won't autoplay). You will also be able to go to the Source page and use other functions in the context menu.
The option to go to the video source
You can fast-forward a video added to Miro, as well as add subtitles and change the video quality — manage the uploaded videos directly from your boards.
If you post a link to a file directly on a board (using Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V (for Windows) or Cmd+C/Cmd+V (for Mac) shortcuts), it will upload the file with a preview:
The preview of an uploaded file
To simply paste the URL link on a board with no transformations made, use the text tool to copy the link into it:
Pasting a URL link on a board
Uploading files from other services
Note that Guest editors cannot use this option.
The option to upload files from different storage services
Saving uploaded files to the library
You can save the uploaded files on the board to your Miro library for future use in this account by selecting the file, clicking the three dots on the context menu, and selecting Add to Saved Files. This works for PDFs, images, presentations, Google Documents, and other files. Please note that, when adding board files to Saved, they will only be accessible from the account that board belongs to.
The option to add a file to Saved files
Saved files will become available in the Saved files folder in the Upload menu on the toolbar. To add a file from the library, click on it, or drag and drop it to the board.
Saved files on the toolbar
To delete a file from the library, point it and click the Trash icon.
Delete a file from Saved files by clciking the trash icon
If the option Add to Saved files is inactive (grey) and the error message says This tool is unavailable on this board, it means you don’t have enough rights to complete the action because you are not a member of the account where the board is stored.
Possible issues with uploading PDF files
Some PDF files fail to upload on a Miro board - they get stuck with the loading wheel or become grey images with an error sign. If you’re facing this issue, please make sure to check:
- Your PDF file is no larger than 30MB;
- You’re using a stable internet connection;
- Your device matches the minimum system requirements.
If you still struggle with uploading a file to your board it may be the file itself causing the issue. Some complex PDF files can’t be rendered on boards due to our technical limitations. This usually happens with PDF’s that have many elements or small details on them. We’re working on improving our rendering tool but for now, please use a workaround:
- Save the file in PNG or JPEG format in the software you used to create it;
- Or convert a PDF file to PNG or JPEG using an online file converter (you can use any converter you like, e.g. https://www.freepdfconvert.com/pdf-to-png or https://cloudconvert.com/).
✏️ If you experience any other issues uploading files to Miro boards, please try troubleshooting steps from this article.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I upload video files from my device to Miro boards?
- No, but you can easily embed videos. Please check this guide: Embedding Media to Boards.
- How can I import editable data from an Excel or CSV file?
- You can upload the file to Google Drive and then import an editable document to Miro using the Google Drive Integration.
Another way is to simply copy the cells from your spreadsheet and paste them in Miro as sticky notes.
You can also paste the data into Miro tables.
- Can I download files from a board?
- Yes, if this is allowed in the board content settings. To download a file, select it and choose Download on the context menu.
- Is it possible to upload images in sequential order?
- At the moment, uploaded files are sorted by creation date, but not by file name.