Snaps are app packages for desktop, cloud and IoT that are easy to install, secure, cross-platform and dependency-free.
The snap daemon, known as snapd, is the background service that manages and maintains your snaps. It needs to be running before a snap can be installed.
Fortunately, the snap daemon is pre-installed and running on many distributions by default, and it’s easy to install on most other distributions.
Distributions with the snap daemon (snapd) pre-installed
The snap daemon is pre-installed and ready to go on the following:
Distributions without the snap daemon (snapd) pre-installed
For distributions without the snap daemon pre-installed, use the links below for specific installation instructions:
* While snapd is pre-installed on these systems, installation instructions can help if you’re using older versions, or want to re-install snap after removing it.
See Troubleshooting for help resolving installation issues.