How To Send A Screenshot In Slack

Hello, fellow Slack enthusiast! I’m excited to impart a handy tip regarding sending screenshots in Slack today. Being an active user who often engages and collaborates with my team through Slack, I’ve discovered this function to be extremely useful. Let’s get into it!

Step 1: Capture the Screenshot

The first step is to capture the screenshot that you want to share with your team on Slack. Whether you’re using a Windows PC, Mac, or even a mobile device, there are various methods to capture a screenshot. Here are a few popular options:

  • Windows PC: Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard to capture the entire screen. Alternatively, you can use the Windows key + Shift + S shortcut to capture a specific portion of your screen.
  • Mac: Press Command + Shift + 3 to capture the entire screen, or use Command + Shift + 4 to select a specific portion of the screen.
  • Mobile Devices: Depending on your device, the method may vary. On most iOS devices, you can press the Home + Power buttons simultaneously to capture a screenshot. On Android devices, it’s typically the Power + Volume Down buttons.

Step 2: Upload the Screenshot to Slack

Now that you have your screenshot captured, it’s time to upload it to Slack. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Slack app on your device or visit the Slack website in your preferred web browser.
  2. Navigate to the channel or direct message where you want to share the screenshot.
  3. Click on the Attachment icon (represented by a paperclip) located in the message input box.
  4. Select the screenshot file from your computer or device.
  5. Optionally, you can add a comment to provide context or highlight specific areas of the screenshot.
  6. Click on the Send button to share the screenshot with your team.

Pro Tip:

If you’re using Slack on a mobile device, you can also capture and upload a screenshot directly from the Slack app. Simply follow the same steps outlined above, but instead of capturing a screenshot using your device’s built-in method, use Slack’s integrated screenshot capture feature.

Step 3: Share the Screenshot Link

When you upload a screenshot to Slack, it is automatically hosted and stored on Slack’s servers. This means that instead of sending the actual image file, you can simply share the link to the screenshot. Here’s how:

  1. After uploading the screenshot, you’ll notice that Slack generates a link to the image.
  2. Right-click on the link and select Copy Link Address (or a similar option depending on your browser).
  3. Paste the link into the Slack message. Slack will automatically display the screenshot preview in the chat.

My Personal Experience:

I must say, using this method to share screenshots in Slack has made collaboration with my team so much smoother. Not only does it save me the trouble of downloading and uploading image files, but it also allows me to easily provide feedback and discuss specific aspects of the screenshot right within the Slack chat. It’s a game-changer!


So, there you have it! Sending a screenshot in Slack is a breeze once you know the steps. Remember to capture the screenshot, upload it to Slack, and share the link with your team. This way, you can effectively communicate and collaborate without any hassles. Happy screenshot sharing!