How To Install Slack in Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10

We explain step by step how to install Slack in Ubuntu.

What is Slack?

Slack is a tool currently used by millions of people allowing distributed teams of any type and place to stay in touch and keep up to date with everything that other users do in their daily lives and for this we can make use of text, Emoji, hashtags, files and more, and the best thing is that it is in real time.

Install & Access Slack on Ubuntu 17.10

To install Slack in Ubuntu 17, we have two options.

Go to the following link and download Slack directly from the Ubuntu store:


The next option is to use the terminal by executing the following command:

sudo snap install slack

The problem is that in many cases snap presents errors for its installation:

In this case, we can resort to the installation through a PPA repository, for this, we execute the following line:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rael-gc/scudcloud

Then we will update the packages using the following command:

sudo apt update

Finally, we will install the application using the command:

sudo apt install scudcloud

Scudcloud is very popular in Ubuntu because it integrates perfectly with the Unity desktop, which will access things like unread message counts in the Unity initiator, native notification bubbles, an indicator applet and many other options.

Once installed we can access it from the search on Ubuntu 17:

Once we access, we must enter the Slack URL of the workspace where we will connect:

Click on Continue and enter the access credentials.

Click on Connect and in this way we have accessed the Slack platform in Ubuntu 17.

As we see, Slack is a communication platform designed for the integration of the users of a work team in a current and dynamic way.

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