How To Open Slack Links In Chrome

We understand the significance of utilizing communication tools at work or school to ensure smooth information flow and improved teamwork. Among these essential tools is Slack. Despite this, some individuals may face difficulty in opening Slack links. Fortunately, the process is straightforward once you know how to configure it. In this article, we will guide you on how to open Slack links in the Google Chrome browser.

Step by Step Guide on Opening Slack Links in Chrome

Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Accessing Slack’s Desktop App Settings

First, you need to open the Slack application on your desktop. Once it’s open, click on your workspace name found on the top left corner. A dropdown menu will appear, scroll down, and click on ‘Preferences’.

Step 2: Navigate to the Advanced Settings

Once you are in the ‘Preferences’, select ‘Advanced’ from the left panel menu. This will open the advanced settings for your Slack application.

Step 3: Changing the Link Settings

In the advanced settings, you will find an option that says ‘Open web pages in’. By default, this is set to Slack’s built-in browser. Click on that dropdown and select ‘My default browser’.

Step 4: Save Changes

Finally, once you’ve made the changes, don’t forget to click on the ‘Done’ button at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will save your changes and from now on, all your Slack links will open in your default web browser, which in this case should be Google Chrome.

Troubleshooting: Setting Chrome as Your Default Browser

If your Slack links are still not opening in Google Chrome, you might need to check if Chrome is set as your default browser. Here’s how you can do this:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome Settings

Open your Google Chrome browser and click on the three dots located at the top right corner of the browser. A dropdown menu will appear, select ‘Settings’.

Step 2: Set Chrome as Default Browser

Once you are in the settings, under the ‘Default browser’ section, click on the ‘Make default’ button. If it’s already your default browser, the button will be greyed out and it will say ‘The default browser is currently Google Chrome’.

Step 3: Confirm Changes

After you click on ‘Make default’, a popup may appear asking you to confirm the changes. Select ‘Yes’ and close the settings. Your computer will now automatically use Chrome for opening any web links, including those from Slack.

And that’s all you need to know about opening Slack links in Chrome. It’s a pretty straightforward process that only requires a few clicks and you’ll be all set. Happy Slacking!