Download Slack for Windows

Using Slack on Windows has never been easier with the Slack desktop app. Take a look at the steps that we’ve outlined below to get started.


Step 1: Download the Slack app

There are two ways to download Slack for Windows: from Slack’s download page or from the Microsoft Store.

Download from Slack

Microsoft Store

Before you begin, check that you're using a supported operating system. Then download the app to your desktop:

  1. Visit slack.com/downloads.
  2. Click on Download.
  3. Once the download is complete, double-click on the file (called SlackSetup.exe). Slack will launch automatically once it has been installed.

After the app has been installed, you can double-click on the Slack icon the next time you need to launch it.

To download the Slack app from the Microsoft Store, you’ll need to be running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed:

  1. Find Slack in the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click on Get the app.
  3. After the app has been installed, locate and select Slack in your Start menu to launch it.

Note: If you already have the Slack app installed on your desktop, we recommend uninstalling it before downloading another version.


Step 2: Sign in to your workspace

Once you’ve installed the Slack app, you can sign in to a workspace that you’re already a member of, join a workspace or create your own.


Configure additional options

The Slack app for Windows offers a set of customisable options to choose from.


Open Slack automatically

Allow Slack to automatically launch when you turn on your computer. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Other options, tick the box next to Launch app on login.
  5. Tick the box next to Hide window when launched on login if you’d like Slack to start minimised in your notification area when you turn on your computer.

Note: The option to hide window when launched on login is only available for the version of the Slack app that you can download from our website.  


Run Slack in the background

Let Slack run minimised in the background in your notification tray. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Other options, tick the box next to Leave app running in notification area when the window is closed.