Slack is becoming more deeply intertwined with #google Drive

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Team communication startup Slack has always billed itself as more than just a chat app. The company sees its software as a the hub of workplace productivity, with the spokes of the wheel being third-party integrations to any number of products and services customers rely on day in and day out. Now, Slack is dialing up one of those partnerships — its integrations with Google Drive — to make its app that much more useful for completing tasks without having to jump in and out of different app windows.

Starting today, Google Drive will automatically extend permissions on a file to any member of a Slack channel the file is shared to. So instead of having to…

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