New features

Closing a Tor circuit from Onion Circuits

You can now close a given Tor circuit from the Onion Circuits interface. This can help replace a particularly slow Tor circuit or troubleshoot issues on the Tor network.

To close a Tor circuit:

  1. Connect to the Tor network.

  2. Choose Tor status menu ▸ Open Onion Circuits in the top navigation bar.

  3. Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) on the circuit that you want to close.

  4. Choose Close this circuit in the shortcut menu.

    When you close a circuit that is being used by an application, your application gets disconnected from this destination service.

    For example, when you close a circuit while Tor Browser is downloading a file, the download fails.

  5. If you connect to the same destination server again, Tor uses a different circuit to replace the circuit that you closed.

    For example, if you download the same file again, Tor uses a new circuit.

Addition of sq-keyring-linter

At the request of people who use SecureDrop to provide secure whistleblowing platforms across the world, we added the sq-keyring-linter package. sq-keyring-linter improves the cryptographic parameters of PGP keys stored in their airgapped machines.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.1.

  • Update the Tor client to

  • Update Thunderbird to 115.4.1.

  • Update the Linux kernel to 6.1.55.

Fixed problems

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.19

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.19.

    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 5.19 directly: