Slack is a widely used and popular platform for messaging and collaboration service. It’s much easier to use Slack straight and organize channels. You can make channels for you coworkers, projects, topics or any other purpose to keep conversations proper and organized. It also allows you audio and video calls as well as sharing of images, documents, videos, and other files. This guide will show how to install slack on Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Slack is not an open-source application and it’s not available in the regular Ubuntu repositories. It needs to be download from official Slack repositories.
Step 1 – Download Slack
Open the Slack download page for Linux using your web browser and download the latest Slack
You also can download the package using below wget command via command line:
Step 2 – Install Slack
Once the download is completed, run the below command as root or user with sudo privileges to install Slack:
sudo apt install ./slack-desktop-*.deb
It will prompt to enter password, and the installation will start.
Step 3 – Start Slack
At this step, Slack is installed on your Ubuntu desktop. Click on the Slack icon (
Activities → Slack) or type
slack at command line to launch the Slack.
On the first launch of Slack, a window like below will appear:
When you open up the Slack app, you’ll immediately be prompt to join a new workspace. Enter the name of the workspace. Then, enter the email address associated with the workspace and the accompanying password.
Closing the Slack window won’t exit the app. The app will remain running, and you’ll notice a Slack icon in your system tray. The blue dot in the icon will turn red when you have unread messages. You can close Slack the rest of the way by right clicking the icon and selecting the option to exit Slack.
It’s very straightforward to install Slack on your Ubuntu 20.04 system,. You can add as many Slack accounts as you need. You can get more about use of Slack by visiting the Slack documentation page.
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