Install Slack in Ubuntu 22.04

The application is developed by Slack Technologies. Slack basically helps connect teams better. In this article, we would discuss how to install Slack in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

It was first released in August, 2013. And, at the time of writing, v4.23.0 is available to install. It is a beta version.

We will discuss its installation steps next.

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install Slack in Ubuntu 22.04

We can’t install the package through standard Ubuntu repository. Therefore, we need to download the relevant .deb package file from the official website of Slack. Just Google search “Slack” and the first search result is our destination.

On the homepage of Slack’s official website. Through Product drop-down menu at the top, click on Download Slack link. From there, download the .deb package.

For us the package file was – slack-desktop-4.23.0-amd64.deb and download size was about 66 MBs.

Next, open a terminal and use cd command-line utility to move to the location of Slack package.

cd /path/to/package/slack

Now, we will install Slack using dpkg (Debian Package Manager) –

sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-4.23.0-amd64.deb

After the package is installed, we can launch Slack from our Systems’ main menu.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Slack in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

Additional Info –

We can also install through snap. If, for some reason, snap isn’t installed as default for you. Then, to install snap –

sudo apt install snapd

To install Slack using snap –

sudo snap install --classic slack