Slack Ubuntu

Install Slack on Ubuntu

In today’s world, keeping a good collaboration with your team members is quite important. A good team collaboration yields the best result in everything, especially within the professional sector. Slack is a very powerful platform for keeping all the tasks of your new startup or business. Slack is an all-in-one collaboration platform for all sizes of teams and businesses. It offers records of previous conversations, “channel” divvied up by teams, clients, project(s) and others. Slack also integrates a number of handy tools at disposal. You can also connect services like Salesforce, JIRA, Zendesk, and even your proprietary software! Let’s check out on enjoying Slack on Ubuntu.

Installing Slack

There are various ways of installing Slack on your system.

Method 1

Fire up a terminal window and run the following command –

sudo snap install slack --classic

Method 2

Get the latest DEB package of Slack.

Now, run the following commands –

sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-3.3.3-amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f

Using Slack

After the installation is complete, start Slack –

  • Creating a workspace

Let’s create a new workspace.

At first, enter your email.

Next, enter the confirmation code from your email.

Enter your full name.

Enter your password. Choose something strong.

Next, it’s time to choose your company name.

Now, choose your favorite Slack URL that will give you direct access to your Slack workspace.

Accept the “Terms and Conditions”.

You’re free to send invitations to whoever you like.

Voila! Your workspace is ready to enjoy!

This is the original window of your Slack desktop app.

  • Adding a channel

Channels are basically certain groups that’s specified for just one type of talk, for example, “#programming” for coders only, “#testing” for program testers only discussion etc.

Click the “+” icon after the “Channels” title.

Fill up the information for creating a new channel for your Slack workspace.

  • Integrating apps

On Slack, you are also free to add a number of additional online services from other service providers like Google Drive, Dropbox, Asana, Bitbucket, GitHub, and Trello etc.

Let’s enjoy Google Drive on our Slack.

Click the “+” icon after the “Apps” title.

Clicking “Install” button next to a listed app will redirect you on a browser.

From the browser, click “Install”.

Google Drive integration is complete! Now, you have to authenticate with your Google Drive account.


About the author

Sidratul Muntaha

Sidratul Muntaha

Student of CSE. I love Linux and playing with tech and gadgets. I use both Ubuntu and Linux Mint.