How To Run Slack On Ubuntu

Ubuntu users may encounter difficulties finding compatible alternatives to popular software for their operating system. However, there is no need to worry about Slack, one of the most widely used team collaboration and communication tools. It is actually quite simple to install and use Slack on Ubuntu. In this blog post, we will guide you through the effortless steps to successfully set up Slack on your Ubuntu system.

Installation Methods

There are two main methods to install Slack on Ubuntu:

  • Installing via Snap
  • Installing via Debian .deb package

Installing via Snap

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully. If you have not installed Snap on your Ubuntu yet, you can do so by running the command below in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Once Snap is installed, you can install Slack by running the following command:

sudo snap install slack --classic

Installing via Debian .deb package

If you want to install Slack via the Debian .deb package, you’ll need to download it from the Slack for Linux download page here. Once downloaded, navigate to the directory containing the .deb file in the terminal and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-*.deb

Starting and Using Slack

After you’ve successfully installed Slack, you can start it either from the command line by typing slack, or by clicking on the Slack icon (Applications → Internet → Slack).

On the first run, you’ll need to sign in to your workspace. Enter your workspace’s Slack URL, then sign in with your email address and password.


And voila! You’ve now successfully installed and can run Slack on your Ubuntu operating system. Whether you’re part of a small team or a large enterprise, Slack on Ubuntu will keep you connected with your team, no matter where you are.