How to Install Lastest FileZilla Client 3.29.0 via Flatpak


Due to outdated Gnome platform, you can not always install the latest FileZilla client easily via traditional .deb build packages in Ubuntu desktop.

For those who want to install the latest FileZilla (3.29.0 so far), the Flatpak app is available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 and higher.


Install Flatpak:

If you’ve never installed a Flatpak app, first open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. Then

  1. Run command to add the flatpak PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

    Input your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.


  2. Then update and install the latest version of flatpak via commands:

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install flatpak

Install FileZilla via Flatpak

After enabled flatpak in Ubuntu, you can simply install the latest version of FileZilla client via single command:

flatpak install --from


It downloads and installs Filezilla along with required Gnome platform and other runtime.


To remove Filezilla installed via flatpak, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.filezillaproject.Filezilla

To remove flatpak, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove flatpak

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.


  1. Thank you!

  2. Zubin Singh Parihar

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for this. However, when I installed this FlatPak for FileZilla, I did not see the “” Protocol built into it. Do you know what the deal is?


    Zubin Singh Parihar