Slack integrates with Box for simplified importing

With the new integration, a Slack user can import a file from Box through either the Box file picker or by pasting a Box link into Slack.

The platforms of cloud storage provider Box and unified communications startup Slack can now play nicely together.

The companies announced an integration that enables Slack users to work with Box content directly within Slack. According to Box blog post penned by Slack engineer Ben Redmen, many of Slack's 750,000 active users also use Box as their choice cloud storage provider.

So with the new integration, a Slack user can import a file from Box through either the Box file picker or by pasting a Box link into Slack. Once that's done, Slack will ask the user to authenticate their Box account and any future shared links will be automatically imported going forward.

To commemorate the integration, Box also released a new edition of its Founders Calls series featuring Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

Box CEO Aaron Levie asked Butterfeild about the company's recent $2.8 billion valuation, to which he candidly replied:

$2.8 billion is an insane valuation for our current revenue. There's no justification. Unless you believe that the rate of growth can continue. Our last double in revenue was 96 days. The one before that was 100 days. We are staying at around that same rate of growth. It's been 5.5 percent compound weekly growth for the last 70 straight weeks. AND we're not burning a lot of money.