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

slack message with a pdf file shared to a team

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

  1. Click the attachment button on the right of the message box.
    message box in slack with the icon to attach files highlighted
  2. Choose a file from your computer.

Selecting file from computer to share

3. Write a message describing the file and click upload.
writing a message to share alongside a document in slack

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.
    attaching a file in slack
  2. Write a message describing the file and hit send.

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.
sharing a document in slack to teammates

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.

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