How to Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Slack is one of the most popular teams communication and collaboration platform in the world. You can create a channel for every conversation, and the channel can be divvied up by team, project, client, or whatever else is relevant to your organization. And team members can join and leave channels as needed. It also can share channels with companies and businesses you regularly work with, like clients, vendors, and partners.

Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Download and Install Slack.

  • Installing Slack using Snap Package:

Run the following command to install the Slack snap:

sudo snap install slack --classic
  • Installing Slack using Deb Package:

Go to the Slack for Linux download page and download the latest Slack .deb package:


Then, install Slack by running the following command:

sudo apt install ./slack-desktop-*.deb

Step 3. Start Slack.

Now that Slack has been installed, and you can start it either from the command line by typing slack or by clicking on the Slack icon (Activities → Slack).

That’s all you need to do to install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.