How to remove Snap from Ubuntu.

If you have been following this site and been checking out the news from OMGUbuntu then you may have read about proposals to drop Snap support from GNOME software and Fedora ‘disabling’ the Snap pluging for GNOME software

Personally, I’m not too fond of snaps, I prefer to use Flatpak as I find that the applications run better. So with that in mind I wanted to remove snaps completely from my computer. As it turns out, removing snap from Ubuntu is a pretty simple procedure and this is how it can be removed.

Removing Snap

The following procedure will remove snap, snapd along with any installed packages and data. This procedure will also prevent the app store from suggesting apps as well. Using terminal run the following commands:

sudo rm -rf /var/cache/snapd/

Followed by:

sudo apt autoremove --purge snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap

And finally:

rm -fr ~/snap

You should now have completely removed snap from your system.