Dropbox for Slack

If you and your team use Dropbox, install the Dropbox app for Slack to keep your team’s collective information in one convenient place. With this integration, you’ll be able to share files in your channels and direct messages, view Dropbox file previews in Slack, and add file comments in Slack that anyone in Dropbox can see.

Note: The Dropbox app can only be installed to one workspace in an Enterprise Grid organization.


Connect Dropbox and Slack

To connect Dropbox and Slack, you'll need to install the Dropbox app to your Slack workspace. Once that's done, you can connect your Slack and Dropbox accounts. 

  1. Head to the Dropbox app page in the Slack App Directory and click Add to Slack
  2. Click Connect to Slack.
  3. In the new window that opens, click Got it.
  4. Select Allow to grant Slack access to Dropbox. If you're not already signed in to Dropbox, you'll be prompted to do so to connect your account. 

Tip: If the Dropbox app has already been installed to your workspace, click Open in Slack to connect your account and get started.


Share Dropbox files in Slack

Once you've connected Slack and Dropbox, you can add Dropbox files directly from Slack or share them from Dropbox. 

Share from Slack

Share from Dropbox

  1. From a channel or direct message, click the  paper clip icon to the right of the message field. 
  2. Below Add a file from, select Dropbox.
  3. Select the file you'd like to share and click the Choose button. 
  4. Add a message if you'd like, then click Upload
  1. In Dropbox, click Files in the left sidebar and locate the file you'd like to share.
  2. Click the arrow icon next to the Share button. From the drop-down menu, select Share in Slack
  3. Choose where to share your file. 
  4. Click Send to share it in Slack. 

Tip: You can manage your connection between Slack and Dropbox from the Connected apps page on the Dropbox website.