Share Public Links to Your Files

Sharing your files just got even easier. Create a public link to a file, then distribute the URL to anyone you want. Public link sharing was already available in Salesforce Classic and Lightning Email. Now it’s available as a Files action in Lightning Experience and Communities.

Do you have files you’d like to share with prospects, customers, leads, or others outside of your Salesforce org? Or do you sometimes want to share files by copying and pasting a link in a chat message, email, or social media? If so, public link sharing is for you!

When you create a public link to a file, anyone who has the link can view and download the file. You can delete the link at any time. If you later want to make it public again, just create a new link. Only people with the new link can access it.

Create a Link from Chatter or Files Home

It’s easy to create a public link to a file that’s attached to a post in Chatter. Just use the Public Link file action on the thumbnail in the feed.

Public Link File Action in Chatter

From Files home, choose Share or Public Link for the file you want to create a link to.

Public Link from Files List

Create a link in the Who Can Access | Public Link Sharing section when sharing a file. (Note: this method is available only in Lightning Experience.)

Share File Dialog

Or, go straight to Public Link Sharing.

Public Link Sharing Dialog

Create the link, copy it, and you’re done! Share it wherever you like.