How To Make Slack Open Links In Chrome Desktop

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Slack is a robust tool for team collaboration and information sharing. A common issue that users may face is when clicking on a link in Slack, it opens in their default browser instead of their desired browser, Chrome.

As a Chrome enthusiast, I understand the frustration of having to manually copy and paste links from Slack into Chrome. In this article, I will guide you through the process of making Slack open links directly in Chrome on your desktop.

Step 1: Open Slack Preferences

The first step is to open Slack and navigate to your preferences. You can do this by clicking on your name in the top left corner of the Slack window and selecting “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Select the “Advanced” Tab

In the preferences window, you will see several tabs. Click on the “Advanced” tab to access additional settings.

Step 3: Scroll down to the “Browser” Section

Scroll down until you see the “Browser” section. In this section, you will find the option to select your default browser for opening links in Slack.

Step 4: Select Chrome as your Default Browser

Click on the dropdown menu next to “Default Browser” and select “Chrome” from the list of available options.

Step 5: Save your Changes

After selecting Chrome as your default browser, make sure to click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the preferences window to apply your changes.

Now, when you click on a link in Slack, it will automatically open in Chrome, providing you with a seamless browsing experience. No more manually copying and pasting links!

Personally, this small tweak has made a big difference in my workflow. I no longer have to switch between browsers or perform extra steps just to open links from Slack in Chrome. It’s a small but impactful change that improves productivity and efficiency.


Making Slack open links in Chrome on your desktop is a simple process that can greatly enhance your browsing experience. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily configure Slack to open links directly in Chrome, saving you time and frustration.

Next time you click on a link in Slack, you will be able to enjoy the seamless browsing experience that Chrome offers. Happy browsing!