What is slack?
Slack is one of, if not the most popular collaboration platforms in the world. You can create channels for your teams, projects, ideas, or anything else you could imagine that would benefit from keeping information and conversations organised. It allows for a smooth workflow and allows colleagues to talk over audio or video calls and share files.
How to install slack on Debian 10, Buster
Unfortunately, Slack is not an open-source aplication, therefore it is not included in the standard Debian repositories.
Open the Slack for Linux in your browser and download the latest Slack
However, for those of you who prefer the terminal, use the following command to download the package:
$ wget https://downloads.slack-edge.com/linux_releases/slack-desktop-4.1.1-amd64.deb
Install the package
Once downloaded, you can install Slack by running the following command. (You will need sudo privileges for this):
$ sudo apt install ./slack-desktop-*.deb
You will be prompted for your user password, then the installation will start.
You can start slack either from the terminal by entering the command
slack or by clicking the Slack icon on your Debian Desktop (Activities / Slack)
First Slack Launch
Upon launching Slack for the first time, a window will appear and it will look like the following
You can now create a new workspace or sign in to one you are already a member of and start collaborating!