Announcing Multipass 1.0.0 ‒ first stable release!

Multipass version 1.0.0

We are proud to present the 1.0.0 stable release of Multipass!

Windows and macOS installers are available here, and the Snap in the stable snap channel:

snap refresh multipass --channel stable
# or
snap install multipass --classic


Multipass is a mini-cloud on your workstation using native hypervisors of all the supported plaforms (Windows, macOS and Linux), it will give you an Ubuntu command line in just a click (“Open shell”) or a simple multipass shell command, or even a keyboard shortcut. Find what images are available with multipass find and create new instances with multipass launch.

You can initialize instances through cloud-init as you normally would on all the clouds Ubuntu is supported on, just pass the configuration to multipass launch --cloud-init.

Accessing files from your host machine is supported through the multipass mount command, and to move files between the host and instances, you can use multipass transfer.


  • Full desktop integration across all platforms (application icon, system menu / notification area icon and update notifications)
  • Use a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+U or ⌘⌥U) to open a shell in your primary instance
  • Your home directory will be automatically mounted in ~/Home in the primary instance
  • There’s a checkbox under the “About” item to toggle the system / tray menu starting automatically on login
  • Our website gained a new “Docs” section that we’ll be updating with content, but you can also contribute, since it’s converted live from Discourse posts

You can find the full list of changes since v0.10.0 in our v1.0.0 project and even more detailed in the full commit log.

System menu

To disable the system / tray menu autostart, just click on the item under “About”. You can always run the Multipass app manually.


Please file issues here for problems and feature requests, or come to our discourse to chat. We’re also on #multipass on Freenode. See you there :slight_smile: