How to install Flatpak app in Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04

This short tutorial will show Ubuntu beginners how to find and install the Flatpak application from the Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04.

Snap, Flatpak, and Appimage increase the number of applications you can easily install or run on Ubuntu or other Linux desktops. While Appimage is a non-install package and Snap comes standard with Ubuntu software, this quick tip shows how to create a Flatpak package that the software can find and install.

How to install Flatpak app in Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04

1.) First open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. When the terminal opens, execute the command to install the flatpak plugin.

sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Type the user password for the sudo prompt (without asterisk feedback) and press Enter.

How to install Flatpak app in Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04

2.) Add the main Flat Hub repository by running the following command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

How to install Flatpak app in Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04

3.) Finally restart your computer. On Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.10, you should be able to find and install flat pack format applications.

For Ubuntu 20.04, the Ubuntu software was switched from the Gnome software to the Snap Store, so you need to launch the Gnome software instead of the Ubuntu software to install the application.

How to install Flatpak app in Software Center of Ubuntu 20.04

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