Installing snap on Ubuntu

Snap is pre-installed and ready to go on all recent releases of Ubuntu.

This means, if you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) or later, including Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) and Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster), you don’t need to do anything.

If you need to know which version of Ubuntu you’re running, open Settings and select the About page. Alternatively, from the command line, type lsb_release -a.

For versions and flavours of Ubuntu that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

To test your system, install the hello-world snap and make sure it runs correctly:

$ sudo snap install hello-world
hello-world 6.4 from Canonical✓ installed
$ hello-world
Hello World!

Snap is now installed and ready to go! If you’re using a desktop, a great next step is to install the Snap Store app.

Snap store

Last updated 3 months ago.