How To Uninstall Slack On Mac

Slack is a wonderful tool for team communication, but sometimes, you might find yourself needing to uninstall it. Whether it’s to free up space, to deal with an app malfunctioning or just because you no longer need it, uninstalling Slack on a Mac is quite simple. Here, we’ll guide you through it step by step.

Method 1: Manual Uninstallation

This is the standard method of uninstalling any application on a Mac. It involves dragging the application to the Trash from the Applications folder. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Applications folder. You can do this by clicking on Go in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then selecting Applications.
  2. Find the Slack app. It should be somewhere in the Applications folder.
  3. Drag the Slack app to the Trash can icon in your Dock.
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the Trash can icon and selecting Empty Trash.

That’s it! You’ve uninstalled Slack from your Mac. However, this method leaves behind some files that Slack created while it was installed, like cache and log files. If you want to completely remove Slack and all its files, you’ll have to take a few additional steps.

Method 2: Complete Uninstallation with Terminal

If you really want to get rid of every trace of Slack on your Mac, you can use Terminal to remove its leftover files. Here’s how:

  1. Open Terminal. You can do this by clicking on Spotlight (the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen), typing “Terminal”, and hitting Enter.
  2. Type the following command into Terminal:
                rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Slack
  3. Hit Enter to run the command. This will delete the folder where Slack stores its cache and log files.

And that’s all! With these steps, you’ve completely uninstalled Slack and removed its leftover files. It’s worth noting that you should be careful when using Terminal, as deleting the wrong files could cause problems with your Mac. If you’re not comfortable with this, you might want to stick to the first method of uninstallation.


Uninstalling Slack on a Mac is as easy as dragging it to the Trash, but if you want to completely remove it, there are a few more steps involved. Either way, with this guide, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting rid of Slack if you need to. Remember to always be careful when deleting files from your Mac, especially when using Terminal.