How To Make Slack Open Links In Chrome

Slack is an excellent platform for team collaboration and communication. However, if you have encountered the inconvenience of links opening in a browser other than your preference while using Slack, you’re not alone. For Chrome users looking to have links automatically open in their preferred browser, here’s a straightforward guide to make it happen.

For Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, the solution to this problem is quite straightforward! You just need to set Chrome as your default browser. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click the Start button, then select Settings.
  2. In the settings window, select Apps.
  3. From the sidebar on the left, select Default apps.
  4. In the Web browser section, select Google Chrome.

For Mac Users

If you’re a Mac user, the steps are slightly different but still quite simple. Here’s how to set Chrome as your default browser:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the More button (represented by three vertical dots).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Default browser, click Make default.

If your links in Slack still don’t open in Chrome, you might need to restart Slack for the changes to take effect. To do this, simply quit Slack and then open it again.

For Linux Users

If you’re using a Linux machine and want to set Chrome as your default browser, please refer to the specific instructions for your Linux distribution. Generally, you would need to locate the Default Applications or Preferred Applications menu in your system settings, and then select Google Chrome as your default web browser.

In summary, Slack will open links in your system’s default browser. Therefore, to make Slack open links in Chrome, you’ll need to set Chrome as your default browser. This is a simple task on both Windows and Mac, and usually straightforward on Linux as well. Once you’ve done this, you can enjoy a seamless browsing experience when clicking links in Slack!