Join Slack’s desktop app beta programme

To preview the latest Slack desktop app enhancements for Mac or Windows, you can try our beta. As a member of Slack’s beta programme, you’ll automatically receive new builds of the Slack app before they become available to the general public.

Download the beta

Mac (beta)

Windows (beta)

  1. Visit
  2. Click Download beta.
  3. In your Downloads folder, double-click the Slack beta installer zip file.
  4. To install and launch Slack, double-click the Slack installer icon in your Downloads folder.

The Slack app will automatically check for updates and install the latest beta within six hours. You can also check for updates manually. Open the app and click Slack in your computer's top menu bar, then select Check for updates.

  1. Visit
  2. Click Download beta.
  3. In your Downloads folder, double-click the file called SlackSetup.
  4. Installation will begin, and the Slack app will automatically launch once installation is complete. 
  5. To open Slack when it's not already in use, double-click the Slack icon on your Windows desktop.

Opt out of the beta

If you change your mind after downloading the beta, you can opt out at any time.

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Under Release channel, open the drop-down menu and choose Production.

Tip: If you have feedback about our beta app, reach out to us — we’d love to hear from you!