2 Methods to Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04

This tutorial intends to teach you to Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04 by using the Flatpak package manager or Snap. If you want to communicate with your team, Slack is a good option for you. Slack is a communication application that enables you to interact with your team. Now proceed to the following steps to install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

2 Methods to Install Slack on Ubuntu 22.04

To complete this guide, you must have access to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow this guide on Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Now follow the methods below to complete your Slack installation.

Method 1 – Install Slack With Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04

First, you need to run the system update by using the command below:

sudo apt update

If you are interested in using Flatpak to install your Slack app, you need to have Flatpak installed on your server and enable Flathub. For this purpose, you can visit this guide on Install and Use Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04.

When your installation of Flatpak and enabling the Flathub is completed, you can use the command below to install Slack:

flatpak install com.slack.Slack -y

In your output, you will see:

Output
Required runtime for com.slack.Slack/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/22.   08) found in remote flathub
Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: y

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

    [1] xdg-documents:ro, xdg-download, xdg-music:ro, xdg-pictures:ro, xdg-run/pipewire-0,
        xdg-videos:ro
    [2] com.canonical.AppMenu.Registrar, org.freedesktop.Notifications,
        org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher


        ID                                    Branch        Op  Remote   Download
 1. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default   22.08         i   flathub  143.8 MB / 143.1 MB
 2. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default   22.08-extra   i   flathub   16.2 MB / 143.1 MB
 3. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale       22.08         i   flathub   17.8 kB / 333.4 MB
 4. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264     2.2.0         i   flathub    1.2 MB / 944.3 kB
 5. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform              22.08         i   flathub  174.0 MB / 214.4 MB
 6. [✓] com.slack.Slack                       stable        i   flathub   77.2 MB / 77.5 MB

Installing 6/6… ███████████████████▍  100%  38.6 MB/s

From the output, you can see that your Slack installation with Flatpak has been successful.

Uninstall Slack with Flatpak

If you plan to uninstall Slack, you can use the following Flatpak command to uninstall it:

flatpak uninstall com.slack.Slack
Output
        ID                    Branch       Op
        ID                    Branch       Op
 1. [-] com.slack.Slack       stable       r

Uninstalling…

Also, you can remove all the unused packages by running the command below:

flatpak remove --unused
Output
        ID                                            Branch                Op
        ID                                            Branch                Op
 1. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default           22.08                 r
 2. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default           22.08-extra           r
 3. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform                      22.08                 r
 4. [-] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale               22.08                 r
 5. [|] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264             2.2.0                 r

Uninstalling 5/5…

Method 2 – Install Slack with Snap on Ubuntu 22.04

If you are interested in using the Snap package manager to install Slack, you need to install Snap on your server. To do this, you can run the command below:

sudo apt install snapd

Then, use the following command to install the snap core:

sudo snap install core22
Output
core22 20230503 from Canonical✓ installed

Now you can easily use the command below to install Slack with Snap:

sudo snap install slack
Output
slack 4.32.122 from Slack✓ installed

Uninstall Slack With Snap

If you no longer want to use Slack, you can easily remove it by using the following Snap command:

sudo snap remove slack

How To Access Slack App on Ubuntu?

At this point, you can easily launch your Slack app by using the following command:

slack

Note: If you have installed Slack with Flatpak, you can launch it by using the command below:

flatpak run com.slack.Slack

Then, you will see your Slack dashboard. You can sign in to your app and start using it.

Sign in Slack App

How To Update Slack in Ubuntu?

The Slack app will be updated every time you run the system update. To do this, you can use the commands below:

# sudo apt update 
# sudo apt upgrade -y

Note: If you have installed Slack with Flatpak, you can update it by using the command below:

flatpak update

Conclusion

At this point, you have learned to install the Slack communication app on Ubuntu 22.04 by using both Flatpak and Snap package managers. With this app, you can easily communicate with your team, colleagues, etc.

Hope you enjoy it. For more articles, you can visit the Orcacore Blog page.

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