I just finished my enquiry to college in Google Drive and now I can't send it via Facebook.

I click "share" and then "Facebook" and it opens a window in it. I select my friends from Facebook and that gives me the answer "The message could not be posted to this Wall." Even when I try to send it in a private message this happens.

Can anybody help me figure out how to do this?


For Google drive files (docs, sheets, slides etc.) you can select file>Published to the web... This will create a PUBLIC dynamically linked url that can be directly shared on facebook etc. or embedded. Note as this is dynamic if you change the file these changes will also be posted to the internet.

For other files in Google drive you need to go to the advanced button on the bottom right of the share screen (accessed from the little man's head with a plus beside it that appears when you select the file). From here you can choose the access link beside the owners name and make public with link.

For both cases there is a risk that others may view the file.


Most users will need a Google account (not Gmail), to access drive files.

The files must be shared explicitly with them, or shared public. Then the file’s (or folder’s) URL can be posted to a message in Facebook. I've run into problems when users didn't have Google accounts. I've never tried sharing directly to Facebook, just posted a properly shared Drive folder/file.

  • A "Gmail account" is a Google account. Why do you mean by "not Gmail"? – Rubén Jul 3 '15 at 11:10

You can share via a Facebook message only if the person is your Friend.

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    I tried to edit this down to what you were trying to say. If this is true, do you have a reference for that information? – jonsca Jun 25 '15 at 5:06

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