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, maximum dimensions is 8192x4096 pixels).
Set up by: board editors
Available for: all Miro plans
Adding files from your device
To upload files from your device choose Upload on the creation toolbar. If the option is hidden for you, click the more tools arrows (>>) and add the button to the toolbar. Click My Device.
Upload button on the toolbar
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 and will appear on the board.
Another simple way to upload files from your computer is to drag and place them on the board.
✏️ Check the list of supported file formats here.
You can interact with uploaded files: change the size, rotate them, turn and extract pages.
Interacting with an uploaded PDF 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 an image from the mobile library. Uploading PDF files from mobile devices is not currently supported.
Uploading a file from a mobile device
Adding files via 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 a 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.
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.
The option to go to the video source
Another option is to 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.
To paste the URL link on a board without preview, use the text tool and paste the link into the text box.
Uploading files from other services
Note that visitors 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 to your Miro library for future use in this team 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.
The option to add a file to Saved files
Saved files are 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. Please note that the Saved files will only be accessible on boards in the team that the board from which they were saved belongs to.
Saved files on the toolbar
To delete a file from the library, hover over it and click the Trash icon.
Delete a file from Saved files by clicking 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 team 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 not larger than 30MB
- Your PDF file dimensions are not larger than 8192x4096 pixels
- 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 PDFs 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 your PDF dimensions are larger than 8192x4096 pixels and you want to put it on your board without the need to resize it, you can try to upload the file to Google Drive and embed it to the board.
✏️ 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.
- Can I click links in uploaded PDF files?
- No, this is not currently supported.