Install Postman App Easily via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated: September 18, 2018

The Postman Linux app now is easy to install in Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 via Snap package, containerised software package that bundles most required dependencies and auto-updates itself.

Postman is the complete toolchain for API developers, used by more than 3 million developers and 30000 companies worldwide. Postman makes working with APIs faster and easier by supporting developers at every stage of their workflow, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Chrome users.

Ubuntu Software utility contains the snap packages from snappy store. Simply search for and click install Postman in Ubuntu Software.

Or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the Postman snap package:

snap install postman

NOTE for Ubuntu 16.04 users first time installing a snap package, first make sure snapd is installed:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Once the snap package is installed, launch the Postman app from software launcher and enjoy!


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12 responses to Install Postman App Easily via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Hi ,
    I’ve installed postman using snap. How can I uninstall it?
    Using snap remove postman does not uninstall I don’t know how to do it

    • snap remove postman

    • Install via snap won’t get the latest version. Exp: I install postman via snap, it installs version 6.7.1 but at the present there is a version 7.0.6 (and some of 6.7.x).


      “root@brian-pc:/home/brian/Downloads/Postman# snap install postman
      postman 6.7.1 from Postman, Inc. (postman-inc✓) installed”

      The 6.7.1 version from snap won’t sync data with 7.0.6 version on other devices. I must manually download execute package to use.

    • sudo snap remove postman

  2. very quick and easy, thanks a lot

  3. Really helpful!

  4. Thank you.

  5. is there any trick to get postman in the apps menu?

    • Bobby Fischer June 7, 2019 at 8:11 am

      launch the postman from the All Application window, then when it is running right click on its(The icon showing on the side menu bar and select add to favorites)

  6. for me, it doesn’t work, followed all the steps n using ubuntu 16.04, please tell me what can I do?

  7. Thanks, very simple command.

  8. too early for operation, device not yet seeded or device model not acknowledged
    -I am facing this error what I have to do now