Share Files with Subscribers

This feature requires Author user level or higher.

MailChimp offers free file hosting so you can add a file to a campaign and share it with your subscribers. You can upload and share many types of files including images, documents, spreadsheets, audio, or video.

In this article, you'll learn how to upload a file to MailChimp and share it with your subscribers.

File Guidelines

You can upload many types of files to your MailChimp account, and share them with your subscribers. Each image file should be approximately 1MB or less, and other file types should be 10MB or less.

Here are the file types we allow in MailChimp.

File Type Extensions
Text files .txt, .csv, .log, .css, .ics
Image files .jpg, .jpe, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .psd, .tif, .tiff, .svg, .indd, .ai, .eps
Document files .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, .ott, .pdf, .pub, .pages, .mobi, .epub
Audio files .mp3, .m4a, .m4v, .wma, .ogg, .flac, .wav, .aif, .aifc, .aiff,
Video files .mp4, .mov, .avi, .mkv, .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv
Spreadsheet files .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .numbers
Presentation files .odp, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .key
Archive files .zip, .tar, .gz, .7z, .vcf

Upload File, and Share it in a Campaign

In this process, you’ll use the Campaign Builder’s Link tool to upload the file to our File Manager. We’ll create a unique URL for your file and add it to your campaign.

To upload your file and create a link to it in your campaign, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Design step of the Campaign Builder.
  2. Click an existing content box or drag and drop a new one into your layout.
  3. Create the text or image you want to link and highlight it.
  4. Click the Link icon.
    Link text tool
  5. Click the Web Address drop-down menu, and choose File.

  6. Click Upload to choose a file from your computer.

    upload button

  7. Choose your file, and click Open to upload it to the File Manager.
  8. In the Insert or Edit Link pop-up modal, we'll automatically fill in the URL of your file.

    To edit optional settings like whether to open the file in a new window, or to apply a Title Attribute or CSS Class, click Advanced Options.
  9. Click Insert
    save and insert image button
  10. Continue through the Campaign Builder.

After you send the campaign, subscribers who click the link you created will be able to access your file. Find out how many people opened the file in your campaign report.

Learn More

Check out these resources to learn more about sharing files, images, and media with your subscribers.

How to Use the File Manager

Send a File to New Subscribers

Use Merge Tags to Send Personalized Files

Upload, Add, and Edit Images in Campaigns

Add Audio to a Campaign

Add Video to a Campaign

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