Create a post

Sometimes sharing detailed information with your team takes more than a message. Posts are a way to share and collaborate on long-form content — like project plans, or documentation — directly in Slack. 

Tip: You can create posts—and snippets!—in the language of your choice. Make them beautiful with help from our Formatting for posts article. 


Create and share a post

You can create a post from Slack on your desktop. Here's how:

  1. Next to the message box, click the   button, then select Post
  2. Enter a title and begin composing your post. Your work will be saved as a draft automatically.
  3. To share your post, click the Share button at the top right and select a channel or person to share it with.  

When you create a post, you decide when you're ready to share it with others in Slack. Before you share a post in a channel or direct message, the post can be found in Your Files. Click the   More Items icon in the top-right corner, then select Your Files.

Note: You're unable to create or edit posts on our mobile apps.


Collaborate on a post

From their desktop app, people in your workspace can work together on any post. Here's how:

  1. When you're ready to share your post, Click the Share button at the top right. 
  2. Choose a channel or person to share it with.
  3. Check the box next to Let others edit this post.
  4. Click Share.

If you didn't check the box to allow others to edit your post, you can always change this later:

  1. Open your post by clicking the   Edit in new window icon.
  2. Click the   More actions icon.
  3. Check the box next to Let others edit this post.

If you'd prefer not to allow others to edit your post, message threads are also a great way to collaborate or get feedback from teammates. Comments appear in a thread where the post was shared, so you and your teammates can keep everything in context. 

How shared editing works

When shared editing is turned on, members can take turns editing a post. Just click Edit to begin making changes, and click Done Editing when you’re finished. The post will then be available for another member to edit.

When you view a post that someone else is editing, you’ll see that the Edit button is grayed out with a message to tell you which member is making edits.  

Tip: If you'd like to restrict who can edit your post, share it in a private channel or direct message. Note that others will still be able to share your post more widely if they choose.


Turn off shared editing

You can turn off shared editing at any time. In the post, simply click the   More actions button, then remove the check from Let others edit this post.


Create a public link to your post

You can share a post with anyone — even people outside of your Slack workspace — by creating a public link. Here's how:

  1. Open the post you’d like to share.
  2. Click the  More actions menu icon to open the actions drop-down.
  3. Select Create public link.
  4. Copy the link to your clipboard, then click Done.

This public link, when shared, will load for anyone on the internet. 

You can revoke the public link at any time. Just follow the steps above and select View public link, then Revoke. Once a link is revoked, the post will no longer be viewable outside your Slack workspace.

Keep in mind: If you share a post in a workspace-wide channel like #general, anyone who can see the post is also able to create a public link to it. To prevent this, you can share it in a private channel or direct message instead.

Workspace Owners and Admins can turn off the ability for members to create public links on the Settings page.

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