Supported file formats, unsupported files, and what to do if your file type isn't supported

Updated over a week ago

We use files as the digital vehicle for presenting information in a specific format to help disseminate it to the workforce in an effective and efficient way. The format of a file or document has a direct impact to how readers engage with it and where/how it may be stored or transmitted. For example, you may create a digital version of a paper document by saving it as a .pdf or a .docx (a Microsoft Word document) so that you can circulate it to your team electronically.

💡 Helpful Hint

This article will not cover how to create files of any type. Its just an indication of the type of files you can upload and use within Blink. If you need assistance creating or changing a specific file-type, we recommend reaching out to your IT team for assistance.

In this article:

What types are supported in Blink?

The available file types for Blink vary from device to device. Although there are some limitations at this time, we hope to expand file availability in the future. Please see below for what file types are supported on each device:

💻 Desktop

  • Word - .doc, .docx

  • Excel - .xls, .xlsx, .csv

  • Images - .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp

  • .pdf

🤖 Android

At this time, Android users may only preview PDFs. Other file types will require third-party applications to be installed prior to previewing: a prompt to the user will appear with a shortcut for an app in the Play Store that can preview the file.

🍎 iOS

  • Images - .png, .jpg, .gif,

  • Documents - .pdf, .xlsx, .docx,

  • PowerPoints - .ppt, .pptx

This is controlled by Apple Inc. New file types can be added or removed at any time.

Unsupported file types

All of the following are currently unsupported file extension:



































































































































































What to do if your files are not supported

The best thing to do in this scenario is to convert your file into one of the file types we currently support in Blink. We are constantly working on increasing the number of file types accessible in Blink and any updates will be detailed in new releases.

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