Slack is a cloud-based popular team collaboration tool. This is a new kind of messaging platform for the teams, bringing all your communication at one place.
You can visit slack.com to create your team account for free. The free plan provides limited features but pretty useful for a small team. Upgrade to the paid version to use advance features.
This tutorial will help you to install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop system.
Installing Slack on Ubuntu
You can select one of the below methods to install Slack on Ubuntu operating system. Install Slack using either Snap package or with debian package.
Install Slack with Snap Package
The Slack is available as a snap package for the installation on Ubuntu system. It is distributed and maintained by the Microsoft.
Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.
Open a terminal on your system and type:
sudo snap install slack --classic
All done. Slack has been installed using Snap package.
Install Slack with Debian Package
You can also install Slack with the debian package.
Navigate to the official Slack download page. Then download the Slack debian package on your system.
Once download is finished. Open a terminal and execute the following command to install Slack on Ubuntu system.
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/slack-desktop-*.deb
All done. Slack has been installed using Debian package.
Open Slack Application
Slack application launcher will be available under the all applications. Go to Activities corner an click Show Applications icon.
Then search for the “slack”. You will see the launcher as below:
Click to the launcher icon to open Slack application on Ubuntu systems.
In this tutorial, you have learned to install Slack desktop application on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system.