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The Slack app for Windows has all the features of Slack on the web, and more: You can keep multiple workspaces open simultaneously, run Slack from your notification area (system tray), and gain more control over your notifications. 🍌
Downloading and installing Slack
You can download the Slack for Windows app from the Windows Store or from Slack’s download page.
Download from Slack
To download the app from the Windows Store you’ll need to be running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed:
Find Slack in the Windows Store.
Click Get the app.
Note: If you installed a version of the Slack app previously, we recommend uninstalling it first.
Tip: Pin the Slack app to your Start menu for handy live tile notifications. 📌
The Slack for Windows app is compatible with Windows 7 and later. To download:
Click Download under the Windows icon and wait for the file to download.
Double-click the downloaded file (called SlackSetup) to install Slack. Slack will launch automatically once installed.
To run Slack after that, double-click the Slack icon on your Windows Desktop.
Note: To launch Slack whenever you start Windows, click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu, select Preferences, click the Windows App tab, and check Launch app on login.
Here's how to uninstall the Slack for Windows app:
Click the Start menu, and find Slack.
Right-click on Slack, and select Uninstall.
Open Control Panel.
Select Uninstall a program.
Find and select Slack.
With Slack highlighted, click Uninstall.
Tips and tricks
Signing in to multiple workspaces The Slack for Windows app lets you stay signed in to more than one workspace at once. Click your workspace name in the top left to open themenu, then click Sign in to another workspace… to get started.
Using the Workspace Switcher If you’re signed in to more than one workspace, navigate between them by clicking the icons on the left. Or, use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl1, Ctrl2, and so on, to switch quickly between the workspaces you’re signed in to.
App menu Windows 7 and Windows 8: By default, Slack for Windows has a visible menu bar with File, Edit, View, Window, and Help menus. If you’d prefer, you can hide the menu bar by selecting the Window menu and deselecting Always show Menu Bar. After that you can hit Alt to temporarily reveal it, or show it again by re-selecting the same option from the Window menu. Windows 10: Click the Menu icon in the top left to open the menu.
Tip: Add a shortcut to your desktop. For Windows 7 and Windows 8, click the Start menu, find Slack, right-click on the file and click Create Shortcut. For Windows 10, find Slack in your Start menu and drag it to your desktop.
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