New features

  • Tails now uses the zram Linux kernel module to extend the capacity of the computer's memory.

    You can run more applications or use your session for longer periods of time. Tails will handle more load before freezing and become slow more progressively.

  • You can record screencasts using the integrated feature of GNOME. We configured this feature to allow unlimited screencasts. See screenshot and screencast.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 12.0.4.

  • Update Thunderbird to 102.9.0.

  • Redesigned the unlocking section of the Welcome Screen.

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.11

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.11.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.11 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 5.12 is scheduled for April 18.