Slack support life cycle for operating systems, app versions and browsers

To allow for innovation and keep customer data safe and secure, Slack updates its system requirements every six months in March and September. Read on to learn about our support life cycle policy and see a list of operating system (OS), app and browser versions that have recently reached or will soon reach the end of support. If you're using any of the versions listed, upgrade to continue using Slack.

Tip: To see which OS and browser versions we support, visit System requirements for using Slack. For information on retired Slack features, visit Slack feature retirements.


Support life cycle policy

Slack supports app versions, browsers and OS for different periods of time, taking into account development cycles and our customers' needs:

OS, app version or browser Length of support
Slack desktop and mobile apps 12–18 months from release
Browsers 12–18 months from release
Mac, Windows* and Linux At least six months from the time that the manufacturer stops OS support
iOS 2.5–3 years from release
Android 4.5–5 years from release

*The support cycle for Windows follows Microsoft’s Enterprise life cycle schedule, excluding support for LTSC/LTSB.

Note: To keep Slack current in the rapidly evolving market, support life cycles are subject to change at the sole discretion of Slack, with or without advance notice.


Desktop support life cycle schedule

Operating systems (OS)

Mac

Windows

Linux

OS version End of support
10.14 and below 1st March 2023
10.13 and below 1st Sep 2021
OS version End of support

Windows 10
Version 1909

1st March 2023

Windows Server
Version 20H2

1st March 2023

Windows 10
Version 2004

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 2004

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 1909

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 1903

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 1809

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 1803

1st September 2022

Windows Server
Version 1709

1st September 2022

Windows 10
Version 1809

1st March 2022

Windows 10
Version 1803

1st March 2022
OS version End of support
Fedora all versions* 1st March 2022
Redhat 7 1st March 2022

*We will be ending support for all versions of Fedora. Please switch to a supported Linux OS to continue using Slack.

What to expect

If you’re using a Windows, Mac or Linux OS that has reached end of support, you’ll still be able to access Slack as long as you’re using a supported app version, but you won’t receive app updates. Slack won’t be available to download from the App Store, Microsoft Store or Snap.


Slack app versions

App version End of support
4.23.0 and below 1st March 2023
4.19.3 and below 1st September 2022

What to expect

When a Slack desktop app version is no longer supported, you’ll receive a notification prompting you to upgrade your app version to continue using Slack. You won't be able to access Slack until you upgrade.


Mobile support life cycle schedule

Operating systems (OS)

iOS

Android

OS version End of support
13 and below 1st March 2022
OS version End of support
8.1 and below 1st September 2022
What to expect

If you’re using an iOS or Android version that has reached end of support, you’ll still be able to access Slack as long as you’re using a supported app version, but you won’t receive app updates. Slack won’t be available to download from the App Store or Google Play Store.


Slack app versions

iOS

Android

App version End of support
22.02.20 and below 1st March 2023
21.08.20 and below 1st September 2022
App version End of support
22.02.20 and below 1st March 2023
21.08.20 and below 1st September 2022
What to expect

When a Slack mobile app version is no longer supported, you’ll receive a notification prompting you to upgrade your app version to continue using Slack. You won't be able to access Slack until you upgrade.


Browser support life cycle schedule

Browser version End of support
Chrome 93 and below 1st March 2023
Firefox 91 and below 1st March 2023
Edge 94 and below 1st March 2023
Safari 14.1 and below 1st September 2022
Chrome 89 and below 1st September 2022
Firefox 87 and below 1st September 2022
Edge 89 and below 1st September 2022

*As of July 2019, you can't use Slack from Internet Explorer 11, but you can still sign in and manage your workspace settings from this browser until March 2022.

What to expect

When a web browser is no longer supported, you'll be blocked from using Slack in the browser, signing in, creating new workspaces and managing settings for your workspace or Enterprise Grid organisation. You can continue these activities by upgrading to a supported browser.