Sharing files in Slack

Before this article makes any sense to you, you'll need to make sure you've connected your ProofMe account with your Slack team. For instructions on how to do that, click here:  Slack Integration How-To

Now that your ProofMe and Slack accounts are connected, you can easily turn files, such as PDFs or graphics, into proofs in Slack.

You may have noticed that ever since you connected your ProofMe account with your Slack team, that there is a new member in your Slack team. It's your brand new ProofMe bot!

The ProofMe bot can do some cool things, but he can only do them in the channels that he's been invited to. So let's get him invited into a channel, and then put him to work!

Inviting a bot to a channel is just like inviting a real person.

Here's a screenshot from Slack's help center showing you how to invite a team member to a channel:

Now that the ProofMe bot has been invited to the channel, let's see what he can do:

Uploading a file in Slack

While in Slack, upload a file to share with the channel.

Slack will share the file like it normally does, most likely providing a snippet preview of it. But a couple seconds later, you will see a link automatically appear. This is the link to a proof in ProofMe! ProofMe bot automatically took that file you just uploaded to Slack, and uploaded it to ProofMe as a new proof!

This can be a very handy feature, but if you don't want every single file you share to be automatically turned into a proof, you'll need to toggle a setting in your ProofMe account. Once you do this, you will have control over which files are turned into proofs, and which ones are not. To learn how to do this, check out the next article!