Previewing Airtable links in Slack
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Previewing Airtable links in Slack

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Previewing Airtable links in Slack overview 


Understanding Airtable URLs and IDs is essential to link previews in Slack. To learn more about Airtable URLs and IDs, check out our Airtable IDs article.

Sharing Airtable links in Slack helps share critical information with teams and colleagues throughout your organization.

The following types of Airtable links can be previewed in Slack:

  • Base URLs - Preview only the base's name with a hyperlink to "Open in Airtable."

  • Table URLs - Preview everything in base URL previews. Additionally, the table name will be shown.

  • View URLs - Preview everything in table URL previews. Additionally, the view's name as well as the view type and the number of records in the view—including a hyperlink to "Open in Airtable." 

  • Record URLs - Preview everything in view URL previews. Additionally, up to 10 fields can be previewed. The first 10 fields in the view the record link is being shared from will be shown.

  • Base share links - Preview the base name and a hyperlink to the base being shared.

  • View share links - Preview the view name and the number of records in the view along with a link to the view being shared.

  • Invite links - Preview the name of the base being shared along with an "Accept" invite hyperlink.

Connecting Slack and Airtable

Connecting Slack and Airtable


If you haven't connected your Slack account, a prompt will appear asking you to allow Airtable and Slack to connect.

  • Airtable only generates link previews when Slack users are authorized to access shared Airtable content, which depends on each user's permissions and settings chosen in view or base share links.

  • Additionally, this feature requires us to make changes to Slack, so if you have previously authorized the Airtable Slack app, you will need to reauthorize it to access link previews. You may need to reach out to your IT department for help.

Slack scopes for Airtable integrations 

Airtable relies on the following Slack API scopes:


To learn more about Slack’s scopes, check out their Permission scopes documentation.

Scope name

Scope purpose


View URLs in messages


Show previews of URLs in messages


Can I disable link previews in Slack?

Yes. Link previews can be turned off by yourself or your organization's admin.

Does Airtable support link previews for Microsoft Teams and other similar platforms?

We only support link previews for Slack.

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