files:read scope

This scope lets an app  View files shared in channels and conversations that your slack app has been added to

Supported token types:userclassic botworkspacebot

This scope allows an app to retrieve both information about files uploaded to workspaces as well as download those files.

This scope is compatible with the following list of Web API methods and Events API events:


  • - Gets information about a file.
  • files.list - List for a team, in a channel, or from a user with applied filters.


For some scopes, this list may be incomplete.

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