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Slack Share Button: Now Available with AddThis

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We’re big fans of Slack at AddThis. We use it on a daily basis as a way for teams and individuals across the company to communicate about project-related issues, tasks, upcoming events, and to share industry news, helpful articles, and more. That’s why we we’re so excited to add a Slack share button to our list of sharing service integrations.

What started as a Hackathon project is now officially available as a service with all our share tools. Why is this such a big deal? Because the AddThis Share button offers you the ability to securely share content you’re engaging with directly to anyone in your Slack channels, as well as the ability to switch teams quickly and seamlessly (something not offered by the official Slack sharing tools).

“It’s really cool to not only have created this in such a short period of time, but to also get the thumbs up from the team at Slack is pretty awesome.” Jason Rogers, lead developer on Share to Slack integration at AddThis.

How does it work?

Content will come through as “Shared via AddThis” to any channel that you choose to share on. You can even edit a post once it’s been shared to Slack just as you would with any other normal Slack post. AND you don’t have to do anything to your current share tools! Slack has already been added to the list of services to share to.

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If you’re not already familiar with Slack, it’s a messaging app for teams. With over 500,000 users, it’s one of the fastest growing business apps ever and we’re thrilled to help it grow even more with this new integration.

Not using AddThis Share buttons? Get started free!

PS: Our Slack Share Button is featured on Product Hunt. Check it out!

  • debracleaver

    hey, how can i force-add this button to our share tools? i use slack all day long so i’d expect to see it as a prioritized option for me, but it’s not! also, this is fantastic. great work, addthis team.

  • Hi Debra, yes you can manually select to have the Slack share button shown in the AddThis share tools displayed on your site. Just login to the AddThis dashboard, open up the tool you have activated, and “select your own” under services. If you need a hand with this, please email us at help@addthis.com and our support team can assist. Thanks!

  • Davidao

    It doesn’t work…

    “You supplied an invalid value for the parameter ‘dest’.”
    +__+

    What is it ?

  • Hi, just flagged this for our support team. Would you mind sending us an email at help [at] addthis [dot] com with the URL of the page you’re trying to share to Slack from?

  • do u already have a solution for this?

  • Still seeing this error as well. Six months since this response – any solutions on the radar?