Connect and Collaborate with Snagit + Slack

Share an image or video to a Slack channel or direct message from TechSmith Snagit.

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In this tutorial:

Snagit + Screencast + Slack = Fewer, Better Meetings

Move work forward by getting feedback and starting conversations around the images, GIFs, or videos you create in TechSmith Snagit.

Use Snagit to capture and create quick videos, marked-up screenshots, and GIFs. With Snagit 2023, it takes one click to get a shareable link for that media. Paste the link into Slack where your team can preview the media right in the channel or direct message … and then click through to Screencast to connect and collaborate with your ideas by adding comments and simple markup right on top of your media. 

No need for a meeting, screen share, or mile-long email or chat thread! Simply Capture. Create. Connect.

Note: For this option, you must have Snagit version 2023 or later to share to Slack. To download the latest version of Snagit, visit the Snagit product page.

  1. Click to select an image or video to share in the Recent Captures Tray or Library.
  2. In Snagit Editor, click Share Link.
    Share Link button
  3. Snagit uploads the file to Screencast and copies a link to your clipboard.
  4. Paste (Ctrl+V for Windows or Command+V for Mac) the link into a Slack channel or DM.

People on your team can preview your image, animated GIF, or video directly in Slack.

 

Note: If you do not see a preview of the content in the Slack message, the Snagit app may not be installed and approved in your Slack workspace. To learn how, see Install the Snagit App in Your Workspace.

Your team can comment in the Slack thread or click the content link to provide more detailed feedback, such as timestamped comments or simple markup.

content in Screencast with a comment

Screencast sends an email notification when someone adds a comment or reply so you can easily jump back in and keep your project moving forward.

Share with the Snagit Share Destination (Alternative Method)

Note: For this option, you must have Snagit version 2020 or later to share to Slack. To download the latest version of Snagit, visit the Snagit product page.

  1. Click to select an image or video to share in the Recent Captures Tray or Library.
  2. In Snagit Editor, select Share dropdown > Slack.
    Slack app in Share dropdown
  3. A sign-in dialog appears. Enter your Slack workspace URL and click Continue.
    Workspace URL field
  4. Enter your username and password and click Sign In.
    Sign in to Your Workspace screen
  5. A permissions dialog appears. Click the Allow button to allow Snagit access to your Slack workspace.
  6. The Share to Slack dialog appears. In the Share to dropdown, select the channel or direct message name. Enter an optional message.
    Share to Slack dialog
  7. Click the Share button.
    Snagit uploads the image or video to Slack and copies the URL to your clipboard.

Install the Snagit App in Your Workspace

Slack apps connect the software you use to Slack. The Snagit app allows you to preview and play Snagit content directly in the Slack message.

To view the list of apps installed to the workspace, select Apps icon Apps in the top left of your sidebar. If you don’t see this option, click More icon More to find it. 

If the Snagit app has not been previously installed, click the Add to Slack button below or complete the following:

Add to Slack
  1. If the Snagit app has not been previously installed, select Apps dropdown > Add apps > App Directory button to open the Slack App Directory to browse for the Snagit app.
  2. Click the Add to Slack button from the Snagit app page in the Slack App Directory.
    Note: If you don’t have permission to install apps, you may be able to submit an app request instead.
  3. A prompt appears. Click the Allow button. To learn more about the security and compliance information, see the Snagit app page.

The Slack app opens. The Snagit app appears in the list of apps installed in your workspace. To learn more about our privacy policy, see TechSmith Privacy Policy.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2023. Previous versions may look or function differently.