How to install Snap Store on Linux Mint 20.1

By default snap is disabled on Linux Mint, however, we can enable and install a graphical app store to get various SNAP packages with just one click.

Snap is a universal package manager that allows users to install software available in the Snapcraft repository on all popular Linux regardless of their codebase. This means the same app package for Ubuntu can be installed on RedHat.

Install SNAP Store on Linux Mint 20.1

1. Update system

The first thing, run the system update command to refresh the system repositories and update the system installed packages.

sudo apt update


2. Enable & Install Snapd on Linux Mint 20

As we know unlike other Ubuntu-based Linux systems, Mint developers have disabled the SNAP to use on the Linux 20.1 system by default. Thus, first, we need to enable the same, and then only we will be able to install Snap store. However, if you are using Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), 18.3 (Sylvia), 19 (Tara), and 19.1 (Tessa), we don’t have to do anything, the snap will be there out of the box.

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update

#Install Snap on Linux

sudo apt install snapd


3. Start & Enable the Snap Daemon

Once the Snap is on your system, let start its service and enable it to autostart with the system boot.

sudo systemctl start snapd.service
sudo systemctl enable snapd.service


4. Install Snap Store on Linux Mint

Now, it doesn’t matter you have a previous version or the latest Linux Mint 20.1, run the below-given command to install Snap Store on it.

sudo snap install snap-store

Install Snap store on Linux Mint 20



7 thoughts on “How to install Snap Store on Linux Mint 20.1”

  1. he nice artical ,
    I am using linux mint cinnamon and I got thiss error

    ” rm: cannot remove ‘/etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref’: No such file or directory ”

    when i try to do ‘ Enable & Install Snapd on Linux Mint 20 ” this part


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