Tails OS 6.0 releases: preserving your privacy and anonymity

Tails OS is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity and helps you to:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Tails OS 6.0 has been released.


New features

    1. Error detection on the Persistent Storage
    2. Mount external devices automatically
    3. Protection against malicious USB devices
    4. Dark Mode and Night Light
    5. Easier screenshots and screencasts
    6. Easier Gmail in Thunderbird
    7. Diceware passphrases in 5 more languages

Changes and updates

Included software

Tails 6.0 updates most of the applications included in Tails, among others:

  • Tor Browser to 13.0.10.
  • Electrum from 4.0.9 to 4.3.4
    • Improve support for the Lightning protocol and hardware wallets.
  • KeePassXC from 2.6.2 to 2.7.4
    • Add entry tags.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Redesign history view.
  • Metadata Cleaner from 1.0.2 to 2.4.0
    • Redesign the whole user interface.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Add support for AIFF and HEIC files.
  • Text Editor from gedit to gnome-text-editor
    • Support dark mode.
  • Inkscape from 1.0.2 to 1.2.2
  • Audacity from 2.4.2 to 3.2.4
  • Gimp from 2.10.22 to 2.10.34
  • Kleopatra from 4:20.08 to 4:22.12

Removed features

  • Remove the icons on the desktop.

    The extension of GNOME Shell that we used to provide this feature is not well integrated into GNOME and created other problems. (#19920)

  • Remove the item Wipe and Wipe available disk space from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    Secure deletion is not reliable enough on USB sticks and Solid-State Drives (SSDs) for us to keep advertising this feature.

    We updated our documentation on secure deletion to new recommendations: use encrypted volumes, overwrite the entire device, or disintegrate it physically.

  • Remove the item Remove metadata from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    The developers of MAT2, the metadata removal library used by Metadata Cleaner are not providing this option anymore.

  • Remove GtkHash

    You can still install GtkHash as Additional Software.

Fixed problems

  • Fix several issues with special characters and non-Latin scripts in the screen keyboard. (#18076)

For more details, read our changelog.