How to download and install Slack on Mac

Below are quick steps to download and install Slack an instant messaging app on your Mac.

Step 1: Open Spotlight Search (keyboard shortcut - F4 or Command + ⌘ Spacebar) and type App Store and open.

Open App Store on Mac

Step 2: Now Search Slack for Desktop and click on the Get button to download.

Download Slack for Desktop on Mac

Step 3: Once the download is complete, you can open Slack using Spotlight Search or using Launchpad (thump and 3 finder pinch on the Macbook trackpad).

Slack icon on Launchpad

Step 4: For the first time you open the app you will ask to accept the message:

"Slack" would like to access files in your Downloads folder. 

This app saves downloaded files to your Downloads folder.

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Slack would like to access files in your Downloads folder

Step 5: Finally, you will see the home screen, click on "Sign In to Slack" and it will take you to the web browser and ask you to sign in. Once this step is complete you have access to Slack on your Mac!

Sign in to Slack on Mac Screen

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