Download Slack for Mac

The Slack desktop app is the best way to experience Slack on the Mac operating system (OS). To get started, take a look at the steps we’ve outlined below.


Step 1: Download the Slack app

There are two ways to download Slack for Mac: from the App Store or from the Slack downloads page.

App Store

Download from Slack

  1. Find Slack in the App Store.
  2. Click Install.
  3. To launch Slack, open a Finder window, select the Applications folder in the sidebar, then find and double-click the Slack icon.
  1. Visit slack.com/downloads.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Once the download is complete, open a Finder window and select your Downloads folder.
  4. Double click the Slack .dmg file. This will open a small window.
  5. Drag and drop the Slack icon to the Applications folder in the window.
  6. To launch the Slack app, open the Applications folder and double-click the Slack icon.

Using Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier? The Slack desktop app only supports OS X 10.10 and later. For more info, see Apple’s guide to upgrading your OS.


Step 2: Sign in to your workspace

After installing the Slack app, sign in to your workspace. If you haven’t got a Slack workspace to sign in to, you’ll need to join a workspace or create your own.

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