How To Reinstall Slack

Have you ever experienced a moment when Slack, your preferred team messaging tool, began malfunctioning or completely stopped working? This can be aggravating, particularly if you heavily rely on the platform for efficient teamwork. But do not fret! I have comprehensive guidelines on how to uninstall and reinstall Slack, so you can resume using it in a jiffy.

Step 1: Uninstall Slack

The first thing you’ll need to do is uninstall the existing Slack application from your device. The process may vary slightly depending on the operating system you’re using, but I’ll walk you through it for the most common platforms.


  1. Click on the “Start” button and go to “Settings.”
  2. Select “Apps” and then “Apps & features.”
  3. Scroll down until you find Slack in the list of installed apps.
  4. Click on Slack and then click on the “Uninstall” button.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the uninstallation process.


  1. Open Finder and go to the “Applications” folder.
  2. Find Slack in the list of applications.
  3. Drag Slack to the Trash icon on your Dock or right-click and select “Move to Trash.”
  4. If prompted, enter your administrator password to confirm the uninstallation.

Once you’ve successfully uninstalled Slack, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Download and Install Slack

To reinstall Slack, you’ll need to download the latest version of the application from the official Slack website. Follow these instructions to get back up and running:

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. Navigate to
  3. Click on the download button for your operating system (Windows or Mac).
  4. Once the download is complete, locate the Slack installer file (usually in your Downloads folder).
  5. Double-click on the installer file to start the installation process.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  7. After the installation is finished, launch Slack from your applications menu.

Step 3: Sign in and Set up Slack

Now that you have reinstalled Slack, it’s time to sign in to your account and set up your workspace:

  1. Launch Slack from your applications menu.
  2. Enter your workspace’s URL or select it from the list if it’s already pre-populated.
  3. Click on the “Continue” button.
  4. Enter your email address or username and password.
  5. Click on the “Sign In” button.
  6. Once signed in, you’ll be prompted to customize your Slack experience, such as selecting notification preferences and joining channels.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup process.

And voila! You’ve successfully reinstalled Slack and are ready to jump back into productive communication with your team.


Reinstalling Slack may seem like a daunting task, but with these step-by-step instructions, you can easily get it done. Remember to uninstall the existing app, download the latest version from the official website, and sign in to your workspace. Soon enough, you’ll be back to collaborating with your team and enjoying the smooth communication experience that Slack provides.