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How to Sign in to Slack: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there! Welcome to my little guide on signing in to Slack. Signing in is the first step to unlocking all of Slack's powerful communication and collaboration features. Whether you're new to Slack or need a refresher, this post will walk you through the sign in process on desktop and mobile, via single sign-on (SSO), and troubleshooting any issues that crop up.

I'll keep things casual and conversational as we go through each step together. My goal is to make Slack feel fun and accessible for you, not technical and intimidating.

Sound good? Then let's get to it!

Signing in on Desktop

Signing in to the Slack desktop app is a breeze. Here's how to do it:

  1. Download and install the Slack desktop app if you don't already have it. You can get it here.
  2. Once installed, open the Slack desktop app.
  3. On the sign in screen, enter your email address in the top field.
  4. Below that, enter your password in the password field.
  5. Click "Sign in" and you're done!

The sign in process takes just seconds. Slack will open up, showing your channels, direct messages, and other Slack workspace info.

If you can't remember your password, no worries! Click "Forgot password?" below the password field. You'll be able to reset it after entering your email address.

See how quick and painless signing in to desktop Slack is? Breezy. Now let's look at mobile.

Signing in on Mobile

The mobile experience is just as seamless. Here are the steps:

  1. Download and install the Slack mobile app from your device's app store if you don't have it already.
  2. Open the Slack app.
  3. Tap the "Sign in" button.
  4. Enter your email address in the email field.
  5. Enter your password in the password field below it.
  6. Tap the blue "Sign in" button.

And that's it, you're signed in on mobile! The Slack app will open up with all your workspaces and conversations.

Forgot your password? No problem. Tap "Forgot password?" below the password field to reset it.

See how easy that was? Whether desktop or mobile, signing in to Slack only takes seconds.

Signing in with SSO

If your organization uses single sign-on (SSO), the sign in process is even faster.

Here's how to sign in to Slack using SSO:

  1. Click the SSO sign in option on the sign in page.
  2. Enter your email address in the top field.
  3. Click the "Continue" button.
  4. You'll be redirected to your organization's SSO portal. Enter your SSO credentials here.
  5. Click the "Sign in" button and you'll be taken straight to your Slack workspace, no extra passwords needed!

SSO removes the need to remember another password. Just log in with your existing organizational credentials and you have instant access to Slack. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Troubleshooting Sign In Issues

Sometimes there are hiccups in the sign in process. Here are some common issues and how to resolve them:

Can't sign in on desktop? Make sure you entered the correct email and password. Check that your caps lock is not on accidentally. If it still won't work, reset your password via "Forgot password?".

Can't sign in on mobile? Double check your email and password. Try force quitting the Slack app and restarting it. If that doesn't work, reset your password.

Problems with SSO sign in? Make sure you are entering the right SSO URL for your organization in the Slack SSO settings. Contact your IT team if you think the SSO integration is broken.

Account locked? This happens after too many incorrect password attempts. You will be able to try again after a short waiting period. If this happens repeatedly, contact Slack support.

Other issues? Check Slack's system status page at to see if there are any known issues. If problems persist, contact Slack support via the Help Center.

With a little troubleshooting, you'll be back up and running in no time!

Integrating with Supernormal

Let's switch gears and talk about Supernormal. This neat tool lets you transcribe your Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams calls and unlock powerful capabilities like:

  • Search transcripts to find key moments
  • Grab timestamped speaker-attributed meeting highlights
  • Share clips and notes from meetings automatically in Slack

It's like having a superpowered assistant on your calls!

Here's how easy it is to use Supernormal:

  1. Install the Supernormal Chrome extension
  2. Join a Zoom, Meet, or Teams call like normal
  3. Supernormal will automatically record and transcribe the call in the background
  4. Revisit the transcript and highlights later to catch up on anything you missed
  5. Share important clips and notes with your team using our Slack or Zapier integrations

Supernormal saves you tons of time recapping and tracking the action items from your calls. And it works seamlessly in the background without any effort from you. Give it a try on your next Zoom, Meet, or Teams meeting! It's sure to become an indispensable part of your remote work toolkit.

Wrap Up

There you have it - a step-by-step guide to signing in to Slack on desktop, mobile, and with SSO. Plus troubleshooting tips to get you back up and running when issues arise. I hope this post shed light on how quick and easy it is to access all of Slack's awesome collaboration features. Don't let the sign in process intimidate you. It's a total breeze. And integrating tools like Supernormal can supercharge your remote meetings by unlocking powerful capabilities. Give it a spin and see for yourself! Thanks for reading. Now go forth and sign in to slack! See you in the channels.

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