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File sharing

Discover collaborative file and document sharing

Bring your files and the conversations surrounding them together in Slack. Just like show and tell, only at work.

Deliver documents from anywhere

Files, documents, photos and videos can be shared from your computer, device or cloud storage service of choice, all without switching tabs or windows.

See the Slack App Directory

File sharing, meet channels

In Slack, files and conversations flow in organised searchable spaces called channels. Channels make it easier to share files and the context around them with the right people – and to find those files later on.

Integrated file sharing

From drag-and-drop to quickly adding documents from services such as Google Drive, sharing files is as much a part of Slack as typing and sending messages.

How to add files to Slack

Your files: Safe and secure

We take security seriously, including secure file and document sharing. When you share files in private channels or messages, only the included people can see those files or find them in search.

Different devices, same documents

As you go about your day and switch from one device to the next, Slack automatically and instantly syncs the messages, files and documents in all your channels and messages.

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Frequently asked questions

You can share just about any file type up to 1 GB in size in Slack from your device, or add them from a file management app such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.

Pinning files and messages is a great way to keep important information handy for easy reference. Just hover over the message that you’d like to pin, click on the ••• three dots icon to see more actions that you can take, then select the option to pin the message. Voila!

Yes, you can connect many of the most popular file-sharing and document management apps for business. Explore the App Directory for a complete list and start sharing access to your decks, docs and more – directly from Slack.

Yes. We take security seriously, including the safety and privacy of your files. Data at rest in Slack’s production network is encrypted using FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption standards, which applies to all types of data at rest within Slack’s systems, including relational databases, file stores and database backups. For data in transit, Slack supports the latest recommended secure cipher suites to encrypt all traffic in transit, including use of TLS 1.2 protocols, AES-256 encryption and SHA-2 signatures, whenever supported by the clients. To ensure that only the right people and approved devices can access your company’s information in Slack, we also offer many built-in security features, such as single sign-on. You can learn more about these on our security page.

Please note: Slack does not control the nature of the data submitted to Slack workspaces. The customer is the controller of customer data, which is defined as messages, files or other content submitted through Services accounts. Please see Slack’s privacy policy section on ‘Information we collect and receive’ for more details on the data elements, including any personal data elements defined as ‘other information’ that are controlled by Slack.

Great question! Your team's access to uploaded files varies by subscription:

• Free subscription: 90-day access to files
• All other subscriptions: Unlimited access to files

Files include things such as audio and video clips, PDFs, documents, images and screenshots.

90-day and unlimited file access lets people upload all the files that teams need to collaborate and get work done. Slack is a productivity platform and is not intended for use as a file or log storage repository.