Slack for Linux brings all the features you find in your browser, plus support for multiple workspaces, right to your desktop.
Note: Slack for Linux is in beta. We’re still busy adding features and making adjustments to the app.
Download and install Slack
At the moment we support Ubuntu, Fedora, and RHEL.
sudo snap install slack –classic
If the ☝ above option isn’t available, you can also download the app from the Slack downloads page:
- Visit the Slack downloads page at slack.com/downloads.
- Under Linux (Beta), choose Ubuntu 64-bit in the drop-down menu, then press the green download button to the right.
- Find the downloaded file in your Downloads folder. The file name will begin: slack-desktop
- Double click the file to view Slack in Ubuntu Software Center.
- Click the Install button to the right. You may need to enter the password you use to log in to Ubuntu.
- To run the app, search your computer for Slack, then double click the Slack icon.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Tips and tricks
Pull up keyboard shortcuts
There are a number of keyboard shortcuts to help you move around Slack faster. To see a list of keyboard shortcuts in the desktop app, use Ctrl /.
Launch Slack at login
You can choose to have Slack start automatically when you log in to Linux. Just click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu, then select Preferences. Next, click the Linux App tab, and check Launch app on login.
Specify the proxy server
You can specify the proxy server used with the –proxy-server=IP:port command line switch. Here’s what this will look like in your terminal window:
$ slack –proxy-server=ip:port
Having trouble with the Slack for Linux app? Here are some tips to try:
- From the Slack desktop app, click Help in the menu bar.
- Select Troubleshooting and click Clear Cache and Restart.
Check your app version
Make sure you’re running the latest version of the Slack for Linux app.