Sharing boards

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To share a board with others:

  1. Go to System Console > Mattermost Boards.

  2. Set Enable Publicly-Shared Boards to true.

  3. Open a board in any view.

  4. Select Share board in the top-right corner of the board.

  5. The following two options are available:

    • On the Share tab, you can share an editable view link with users who have permissions to the board.

    • On the Publish tab, you can share a read-only link online with everyone.

  6. Copy the link provided.

Anyone with the link will be able to view the board.

Select Regenerate Token if you want to invalidate all the previously shared links. Confirm the action to regenerate the token.

Import and export a board

If you’d like to re-use a board, you can export it as an archive file, and then import the archive file in the channel of your choosing. Exported and imported board archives include card image attachments.

To do this, select the in the toolbar at the top of the board. Then select Export board archive. Download the archive file. Navigate to the channel where you’d like to add the exported board. Select the Gear icon next to your profile avatar, then choose Import archive. The board you created will be added to this channel.

From v6.4, the archive format is changing with a new .boardarchive extension and all new exports will only be in this format.


The previous .focalboard format will be deprecated in a future release, but will support importing until then. Currently, the import dialog looks for .boardarchive. Use Select all files to select .focalboard files to import.