Upload and Share files

What’s it handy for?

Upload and share a file to jumpstart collaboration or gather feedback on your work in progress.

Upload and share files to:

  • Illustrate your point with a photo
  • Share a PDF for review
  • Collect feedback on the latest video cut
  • Get approval on the final designs
  • Give everyone access to data in a spreadsheet

Adding a file to a message

How to upload and share a file in the Slack desktop app:

  1. Click the + button next to the new message box.
    Adding a file to a message
  2. Choose a file from your computer.
  3. Write a message describing the file and click upload.
    Add a message to a file upload

How to upload and share a file in the Slack mobile app:

  1. Tap the photo button to choose a shot from your camera roll, or click the Files button to access recently shared items.
    Mobile file sharing in channel
  2. Write a message describing the file and hit send.
    Mobile message with file sharing

Keeping things tidy

Use threads to keep discussions around files organized, and ask others to give feedback or approvals either in threads or using emoji reactions on the files to streamline your work.
Team discussion thread on project

Share all types of files

You can also use your existing file management tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive in much the same ways as well. Share files into channels, have discussions in threads and ask for approvals with emoji reactions.
Video upload and sharing with Dropbox

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