You can help Tails! The third beta for the upcoming version 3.0 is out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about it :)

What's new in 3.0~beta3?

Tails 3.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 9 (Stretch). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.

Other changes since Tails 3.0~beta2 include:

  • Important security fixes!

  • Upgrade to current Debian 9 (Stretch).

  • Tails Greeter:

    • Make the "Formats" settings in Tails Greeter take effect (it was introduced in Tails 3.0~alpha1 but has been broken since then).
    • Add keyboard shortcuts:
      • Alt key for accelerators in the main window
      • Ctrl+Shift+A for setting an administrator password
      • Ctrl+Shift+M for MAC spoofing settings
      • Ctrl+Shift+N for Tor network settings
  • Remove I2P. (This will happen in Tails 2.12 as well.)

  • Reintroduce the X11 guest utilities for VirtualBox (clipboard sharing and shared folders should work again).

  • Upgrade X.Org server and the modesetting driver in hope it will fix crashes when using some Intel graphics cards.

  • Automate the migration from KeePassX databases generated on Tails 2.x to the format required by KeePassX 2.0.x.

Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

How to test Tails 3.0~beta3?

We will provide security updates for Tails 3.0~beta3, just like we do for stable versions of Tails.

But keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

But test wildly!

If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us on

Bonus points if you first check if it is a known issue of this release or a longstanding known issue.

Get Tails 3.0~beta3

To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 3.0~beta2 to 3.0~beta3.

If you cannot do an automatic upgrade, you can install 3.0~beta3 by following our usual installation instructions, skipping the Download and verify step.

Tails 3.0~beta3 ISO image

Known issues in 3.0~beta3

  • The documentation has only been partially updated so far.

  • There is no Read-Only feature for the persistent volume anymore; it is not clear yet whether it will be re-introduced in time for Tails 3.0 final (#12093).

  • Open tickets for Tails 3.0

  • Longstanding known issues