Adobe Creative Cloud and Slack bring creative work and teamwork together. With the Creative Cloud for Slack app, designers can easily share their work, get feedback, and stay up-to-date on actions taken on their assets.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Visit the Creative Cloud Slack page.
    • Visit Slack App Directory, and search for "Adobe Creative Cloud". Choose the app from the search results and then click Visit Site to Install on the app home page.  

    The Creative Cloud Slack page is displayed.

  2. Click Connect to Slack. You may be asked to sign in. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

  3. On the consent page, click Allow Access to grant required access to the app.  

  4. On the next page, authorize the Creative Cloud app for Slack by clicking Authorize.

  5. On the next page, click Go to Slack.


If you see the following error message "Your admin does not allow this app", it means the app is not listed as an approved app for your workspace. To request approval from the workspace owner, do the following:

  1. Click the Request button below the app's icon.
  2. The workspace owner may require or allow you to include a custom message with your request.
  3. Click Submit Request.

You can share the following types of Creative Cloud assets:

Creative Cloud file formats Creative Cloud Library elements File types
.ai, .indd, .psd, .dn, and .xd Library folders, fonts, and colors .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .svg 

You can share an asset in the following ways:

When you paste the public link of the Creative Cloud asset you want to share in the message box, a preview of the corresponding asset is displayed.

With public sharing, recipients get read-only access to your assets, which means they cannot upload, update, or delete them.

Preview of the shared asset


To learn how to create a public link to a Creative Cloud asset, see Share Creative Cloud files, libraries, prototypes, and more.

2. Share an asset from your computer

To share an asset from your computer, try the following steps:

  1. Click the plus icon + to the left of the message box, and then choose Your Computer.

    Your Computer
  2. Browse and select a supported Creative Cloud asset or file type and click Open.

  3. In the upload a file dialog box, add a message about the file and click Upload.

The Creative Cloud bot sends messages directly to you whenever comments are left on Adobe XD prototypes and design specs you are collaborating on.

Who receives notifications?

  • The asset owner receives notifications when reviewers add comments, modify comments, or reply to comments.
  • Other users who are part of that thread or have been mentioned using @ will receive notifications.
Notifications for comments left on XD prototypes

Notifications are enabled by default. You can use the "off" command to disable the notifications.

  • To disable notifications, choose Adobe Creative Cloud app in the sidebar, type "off" in the message box and then press Enter.


The Creative Cloud for Slack app also supports French, German, Japanese, and Spanish languages. The Adobe Creative Cloud bot responds to your preferred Slack language.

Respond to comments on XD files directly from Slack

When someone mentions your name or comments on a shared XD file, you can respond to the comment directly from Slack via a thread. Use threads when someone asks a question you know the exact answer to, without the need to open up the link.

Start or reply to a thread

Follow these steps to start or reply to a thread:

  1. Hover over the message or file for you want to reply to.

  2. Click the Start a thread icon.

    A pane appears on the right. 

    Start a thread
    Start a thread


    You see the option Reply to thread for a thread that has already been started.

  3. Type your message. Click Send.

    A new thread gets created.

    Start a thread to reply to a comment
    Start a thread to reply to a comment

    Your comment also gets synced to the XD file.

    XD file comments
    XD file comments reflect on Slack.


    Currently, only text comments are supported. While posting comments on an XD file, rich text formatting and media comments appear as plain text.

To gain access to the new feature, you simply have to reauthenticate your account by signing in, when prompted.

  1. When you are on an old version of the app, you get the following sign-in prompt upon pasting a private XD design specifications or prototype link.

    Sign-in Prompt
  2. Click the sign-in link. Then sign in with your Adobe ID.

  3. On the next screen, click Authorize.

  4. On the next screen, click Go to Slack.

  5. You receive the following notification upon a successful sign-in attempt.

    Successful sign-in

Sharing private XD links with collaborators

To share a private XD link, paste it in the message box of the individual or a channel and press Enter. You can also share password protected private XD links. The recipients of these links have to enter a password to access the link.

Password protected private link

When you send a private XD link, the bot notifies you about how many members in the channel were added as reviewers to the private XD link from XD web app when it was created. It also prompts you to invite the remaining members of the channel to collaborate on the link. To invite the remaining members, select Yes, invite the channel, otherwise click No. If you click yes, the invited members are added as reviewers on your private XD link.

Share Private XD Links
Share Private XD Links

  • To see what all you can do with the app, choose Adobe Creative Cloud in the sidebar, type "help" in the message box and then press Enter.
  • To give feedback on the app, choose Adobe Creative Cloud in the sidebar, type "feedback" followed your feedback text in the message box and then press Enter.

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