09 MAY 2018

WeTransfer launches first third party integration with Slack

WeTransfer Slack app makes it easy to share files in and out Slack, demonstrating the companies’ shared values.

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WeTransfer has announced its first third party integration with Slack, the popular workplace communications tool. WeTransfer’s Slack app will allow users to share large files in and out of the app, without interrupting workflow.

WeTransfer’s founding principle is to make the sharing and transfer of ideas easier and simpler. This partnership is an extension of that, and will integrate the company’s simplicity and file sharing capabilities into the work habits of millions of Slack users around the world. This Slack integration is a logical first for WeTransfer, as both companies work tirelessly to make work easier, simpler, and more efficient by allowing workers to share information and communicate with their colleagues. With WeTransfer’s Slack app, it will be easier than ever to share meaningful ideas within and outside of workplaces.

Following this integration, WeTransfer will open their API to developers starting today, enabling them to easily integrate the file-sharing function within their platforms.

Travis Brown, WeTransfer VP of Business Development, commented: “We’re thrilled to debut our first integration with Slack - a company we respect and whose products we use every day.  Slack’s platform is a heartbeat of communication between our offices in Amsterdam and LA, so launching this as our first integration was a no-brainer. With it, we can share the simplicity of WeTransfer on another platform that makes people’s lives easier, and it’s an exciting first step for us as we open our API.”

The WeTransfer Slack app will be available starting today in the Slack Directory.

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About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 3M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste® (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 30M downloads), and the original web platform with 60M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.

Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste® and expanded its US presence to New York City.

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