How To Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Slack is a cloud-based software that provides a team collaboration tool and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work. It is useful in a large enterprise and a small business. It is team communication and collaboration into one place and information you need to work and share together.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Slack on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Slack on Ubuntu 20.04.

Slack is not open-source software and is not, by default, included in the Ubuntu repositories, but it is available on the Snap store:

sudo snap install slack --classic

Optionally you can also install a terminal-based Slack client:

sudo snap install slack-term --classic

Step 3. Start Slack.

Now that you have Slack installed on your Ubuntu desktop, you can start it either from the command line by typing slack or by clicking on the Slack icon (Activities -> Slack).

Install Slack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Slack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Slack in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Slack website.

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