How to Install Slack on Ubuntu 24.04

install slack on ubuntu 24.04

If you want to install Slack on Ubuntu 24.04, then follow through this step by step guide. Slack is a cloud based teams communication and collaboration platform. It brings together people, conversations, data, and their favorite apps all in one virtual place hence enhancing productivity and collaboration. Read more on Slack features page.

Installing Slack on Ubuntu 24.04

There are different methods of installing Slack on Ubuntu:

  1. Install Slack using Slack Debian Binary file
  2. Install Slack from Flathub
  3. Installing Slack from Snap store

Install Slack using Slack Debian Binary file

You can download Slack DEB binary file from the downloads page. You can get the download link and pull down using wget or curl command.


Once downloaded, you can install it as follows;

sudo apt install ./slack-desktop-4.37.101-amd64.deb

Install Slack from Flathub

Slack is also distributed as a Flatpak package on Flathub. To install Slack on Ubuntu using Flatpak;

How to Install and Use Flatpak on Ubuntu 24.04

You can then check if the Slack package is available.

flatpak search slack

Sample output;

Name                             Description                                                               Application ID                        Version         Branch     Remotes
Slack                            Business communication                                                    com.slack.Slack                       4.37.101        stable     flathub
Ripcord                          Alternative desktop chat client for Slack (and Discord)                   fm.cancel.Ripcord                     0.4.29          stable     flathub
Whalebird                        Whalebird is a Mastodon, Pleroma, and Misskey client for the desktop      social.whalebird.WhalebirdDesktop     5.0.7           stable     flathub
Wavebox                          The next generation of web-desktop communication                          io.wavebox.Wavebox                    10.124.17-2     stable     flathub
Todoist: To-Do List & Tasks      “The best to-do list app right now” - The Verge                           com.todoist.Todoist                   8.10.1          stable     flathub
Franz                            Messenger for the desktop                                                 com.meetfranz.Franz                   5.10.0          stable     flathub
Rocket.Chat                      Open Source Team Communication                                            chat.rocket.RocketChat                3.9.14          stable     flathub

As you can see, we have the first option being the official Slack Flatpak. You can install it using application ID, com.slack.Slack.

sudo flatpak install com.slack.Slack
Looking for matches…

com.slack.Slack permissions:
    ipc                           network        pulseaudio       x11       devices       file access [1]       dbus access [2]
    system dbus access [3]

    [1] xdg-download
    [2] com.canonical.AppMenu.Registrar, org.freedesktop.Notifications, org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver, org.freedesktop.secrets, org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher, org.kde.kwalletd5,
    [3] org.freedesktop.UPower, org.freedesktop.login1

        ID                      Branch         Op         Remote          Download
 1. [✓] com.slack.Slack         stable         i          flathub         126.4 MB / 127.3 MB

Installation complete.

Install Slack on Ubuntu from Snap Store

Slack is also distributed as a Snap package. With recent versions of Ubuntu, including Ubuntu 24.04, Snap is already configured and ready for use.

You can thus install Slack from Snap store using the command below.

sudo snap install slack

List installed snaps;

sudo snap list

Install Slack from APT Repository

Default Ubuntu 24.04 repositories do not provide Slack packages. Therefore, use any of the methods outlined above.

Launching and Using Slack on Ubuntu 24.04

Slack application should now be installed on your system and ready for use.

You can launch it from the applications menu.

slack ubuntu 24.04

When launched, you will be asked to login. You can use your Gmail/Apple or your work email to login to slack.

If you are new to Slack, you will be asked to create a workspace to get started. Follow through the Workspace setup wizard accordingly!

Slack desktop;

slack workspace ubuntu 24.04

And there you go!

Getting Started with Slack

For everything you need to know about Slack, refer to their getting started pages.


We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and experiences with you through our blog. If you appreciate our efforts, consider buying us a virtual coffee. Your support keeps us motivated and enables us to continually improve, ensuring that we can provide you with the best content possible. Thank you for being a coffee-fueled champion of our work!

Photo of author
Linux Certified Engineer, with a passion for open-source technology and a strong understanding of Linux systems. With experience in system administration, troubleshooting, and automation, I am skilled in maintaining and optimizing Linux infrastructure.

Leave a Comment