We’re really stoked to announce a new integration between Dropbox Paper and Slack; one that will connect the space you and your team create and share work in, with the space where you all communicate. So you can focus less on managing programs, and more on managing work.

With Dropbox Paper for Slack, your content and conversations stay together as you move between the two—so your team (and the teams they work with) can stay on the same page and find information easily.

The benefits

First, you want to connect Dropbox Paper and Slack. It’s super easy. Once you’ve done that, there are a few tricks at your disposal to help you get started.

  1. Paste a Paper link in Slack, get a preview.

Slack now automatically display’s your doc’s title, plus the first few paragraphs and the first image. You can see who last edited the Paper document, and when they did it. 

  1. Type “/paper new [title]” and get a new Paper doc right in your Slack chat!

Having a moment of clarity amongst the memes? Now you can start writing your Dropbox Paper document right in Slack. It automatically saves so you won’t lose anything in the unlikely chance you get distracted. 

  1. Type “/paper [search terms]” in Slack to search for any Paper docs you’ve created

Find that team doc without ever missing a beat. This will help add context to a group chat, or just provide the receipts. Oh, this integration works in Slack Shared Channels too, so you can work in Dropbox Paper with companies and groups outside your office. 

We think it’s pretty good, but we gave our friends at Patreon a chance to try the integration for themselves. The team at Patreon run a subscription service for creators to earn a living behind the scenes, so for them, keeping conversations on the same page as content is super important. “Slack is for instant communication, and then Paper is where all of our living, breathing documents go. And it's amazing to have the two joined together,” said Patreon’s creator marketing manager Christine Donaldson. “It reduces the bootup time from ‘Let’s start a doc for this,’ to actually getting into collaboration mode with teammates. And that means we have so much extra time to create more ideas, together.” 

We’re really proud to be helping businesses like Patreon do their best work, and we hope to add you to the list. You can try the integration for yourself today.