Using Slack in Dropbox

The Dropbox and Slack integration allows you to:

  • Share files and message people in Slack right from a Dropbox file
  • See who shared your files in Slack, what channels they shared it in, and when they shared it in in the Activity section of a file preview
    • Note: Slack activity will appear without specific details if you don’t have access to the channel or message it was shared in

Learn more about the Dropbox and Slack integration in the Slack Help Center.

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Connect Slack to your Dropbox account

To connect Slack to your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Next to Slack, click Connect to Slack and follow the prompts.

You can also connect from Slack by adding The Dropbox app to your workspace.

Share files in Slack from Dropbox

To share a file in Slack from dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over a file.
    • If you’d like to share in Slack from a file preview instead, single-click the file
  3. Click the downward-facing arrow next to Share.
  4. Click Share in Slack. You have the option to add a message.
  5. Click Send next to the channel you'd like to share it in or the person you'd like to share it with.

To share a file in Slack from the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Click the file you’d like to share in Slack.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Click Slack
  4. Click Send next to the channel you'd like to share it in, or the person you'd like to share it with.

A link to the file will appear in the Slack channel you chose or in a direct message with the person you shared it with. After sharing a Dropbox file in Slack, you can search for the file name in the Slack search bar to find it.

Message people in Slack from Dropbox

You can message someone you're sharing a file with in Slack directly from a Dropbox file preview. To do so:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the file you’d like to message from.
  3. Click the circle at the top with the profile picture or initials of the person you’d like to message.
    • If you don’t see the person, click the overflow list (the circle with the number in it) and click the person you’d like to message
    • If it’s in a shared folder, click the overflow list (the circle with the number in it), click the folder, and click the person you’d like to message
  4. Click the text box that says Message on Slack and type your message. A link to the file will send to that person. To remove the link, click the “x” next to the file.
    • If you don’t see Message on Slack, click the downward-facing arrow and click Slack
  5. Click Send.

Disconnect Slack from your Dropbox account 

To disconnect Slack from your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Next to Slack, click Disconnect.
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