Join Slack’s desktop app beta program

To preview the latest Slack for Mac or Slack for Windows desktop app enhancements, you’re invited to try our beta! As a member of Slack’s beta community, you will automatically receive new builds of the Slack app before they become available to the public.

Download the beta

To download the beta for your operating system, follow the steps below:

Mac (beta)

Windows (beta)

  1. Visit
  2. Click Download beta.
  3. In your Downloads folder, double-click the Slack .dmg file.
  4. Drag and drop the Slack app icon over to your Applications.
  5. To launch Slack, simply double-click the Slack icon in your Applications folder.

The app will automatically check for updates and install the latest beta within 6 hours. You can also do this manually at any point by going to Slack > 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.

Tell us what you think

All feedback is welcome and appreciated. Every little bit helps! Click Help > Troubleshooting > Report Issue in the app’s menu bar, or send us a note at 📝

Opt out of the beta

If you change your mind after downloading the beta, you can choose to opt out at any time. To unsubscribe, use these steps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Advanced on the left side.
  4. Under Release Channel, click the dropdown menu and choose Production.