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Sharing Files

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These tips are for organizations created prior to March 13, 2020. Visit if your organization is newer than that.

Sharing files on Samepage can be done in 3 ways. Each way has its own unique advantages.

1. Chat attachments

Direct messaging, group messaging, and team chats all support attachments in Samepage. This style is great for easily sharing small files that don't need to be accessed repeatedly.

2. Team FILES section

Perfect for sharing larger files that are accessed regularly. Files in a team's Files section 1 can be synchronized to desktop computers 2 so they can be edited offline and changes can be synced with the team automatically (Samepage Desktop App required). You'll be able to view file sync progress by clicking the "Synced" button that will appear in your dock when file synchronization is in progress or complete 3. This will load the status of your synced files in your dock list 4. Whether files are updated on your hard drive and synced to Samepage or opened and edited from within Samepage, each file's version history will be accessible under it's 3-dot menu 5.

Samepage Team Files

2a. Synchronizing team files

By using the "Sync to computer" feature in a team's FILES section, all files and folders in the section will be copied to your local hard drive. If multiple team members synchronize a team's FILES to their computers, a saved change to a synchronized file on one person's computer will automatically update other users' local copies. Although users will only see the latest version of a file on their hard drives, Samepage provides users with access to all previous versions of a file in the FILES section. New versions of a file are added to the file's history automatically each time a change is saved. To learn more, please visit this help article.

3. Page files

Files can be dragged and dropped onto a page or embedded from other file-sharing services such as Dropbox and Google Drive. This style of file sharing is useful when using a page as a project headquarters because it supports having comments attached to the files 1 and allows them to be surrounded by other relevant project content such as tasks, text, etc. Any comments made on a file also show up in line with other project comments in the page chat section 2.

Samepage Page Content Chat

Files on pages can be edited in place if you're using the Samepage Desktop App. If one team member is in the middle of editing a file when another user tries to do the same, the second user will see a message that the file is currently locked for editing by the first user. Through page history, this type of file sharing also supports file version history. Each time a file on a page is changed, the old version becomes a part of the page history while the new version takes its place on the page automatically.

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