Snap allows companies and developers to easily package and distribute their software. Users however doesn't necessarily like snap for reasons such as speed and size.
Snap can be disabled and removed by uninstalling snapd from the terminal.
$ snap list Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes chromium 85.0.4183.102 1298 latest/stable canonical✓ - core18 20200724 1885 latest/stable canonical✓ base gnome-3-28-1804 3.28.0-17-gde3d74c.de3d74c 128 latest/stable canonical✓ - gnome-3-34-1804 0+git.3009fc7 36 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - gtk-common-themes 0.1-36-gc75f853 1506 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snap-store 3.36.0-80-g208fd61 467 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snapd 22.214.171.124 8790 latest/stable canonical✓ snapd
$ sudo snap remove chromium snap-store [sudo] password for user: 2020-09-11T17:31:08+08:00 INFO Waiting for conflicting change in progress... chromium removed snap-store removed
$ sudo systemctl stop snapd Warning: Stopping snapd.service, but it can still be activated by: snapd.socket
$ sudo apt remove --purge --assume-yes snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'gnome-software-plugin-snap' is not installed, so not removed The following packages will be REMOVED: snapd* 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 120 MB disk space will be freed. (Reading database ... 185414 files and directories currently installed.) Removing snapd (2.45.1+20.04.2)
$ rm -rf ~/snap/
$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/snapd/
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