Slack on Linux

How to install Slack on Linux

Slack collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it using GUI or Terminal command.

Install Slack on Ubuntu

If you require the use of Linux such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Red Hat to do your work from home or office, you no longer need to switch to Windows 10 or the web to connect with your colleagues as Slack now has an native app for Linux.

The app is available in beta, but anyone can download and install Slack to access all the same features available with the app on Windows 10, including workspace to chat and collaborate in real-time.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to install Slack on Linux.

How to install Slack using GUI on Ubuntu

To install the Slack app on Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux, use these steps:

  1. Open Slack download page.

  2. Click the Download .deb (64-bit) or Download .rpm (64-BIT) button.

    Slack for Linux download
    Slack for Linux download
    Quick tip: If you’re running Ubuntu, click the .deb button.
  3. Save the file to your device.

  4. Double-click the *.deb file to launch the installer.

    Ubuntu Downloads folder
    Ubuntu Downloads folder
  5. Click the Install button.

    Slack GUI installer
    Slack GUI installer

Once you complete the steps, Slack will install, and it’ll the be available from the “apps” menu.

How to install Slack using command on Ubuntu

To install Slack using terminal command, use these steps:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type the following command to install Slack and press Enter:

    sudo snap install slack --classic

    Linux command to install Slack
    Linux command to install Slack

After you complete the steps, the required package will download and install on Linux.

How to update Slack on Ubuntu

To update the Slack app on Linux, use these steps:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type the following command to install Slack and press Enter:

    sudo apt-get update
  3. Type the following command as well and press Enter:

    sudo apt-get upgrade slack-desktop

    Linux command to update Slack
    Linux command to update Slack

Once you complete the steps, the Slack app will update to the latest version.