How to Install Slack in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

Slack is a way to communicate and work more effectively and efficiently. You probably communicate with your teammates/colleagues, make decisions, and share the information. Slack has support on many different platforms, like Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and even Linux.

install Slack

In this article we will help to install Slack on Ubuntu system.

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Step 1: Prerequisites

First we need to install the required packages. These packages we can easily get from OS officially repository.

# apt install gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common libappindicator1 libcurl3 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7 libpython-stdlib python python-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal

Step 2: Download Slack

You can use mention command to download the Slack deb package. Also you can download the Slack latest rpm package from its official download page.

# wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-desktop-3.3.8-amd64.deb
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Step 3: Install Slack

After that, install Slack on server using yum package installer utility.

# apt install slack-desktop-3.3.8-amd64.deb

Step 4: Access Slack

Now, Slack has been installed successfully on you machine. Now launch the slack client on your Ubuntu system.

To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Slack and launch it.

Enjoy it!

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