Disabling snap auto updates

I know in the past we have had people ask how to disable snap package auto-updates.

Apparently, if you sideload the snap, you will not receive updates from the snap store. I have not yet tested this.

The nutshell:

snap download [snapname]
snap install ./[snapname.snap] --dangerous

More details can be found on the official snapcraft forum.

Clarification - I do not necessarily advocate for this (I do not see the reason to hold updates) as it is not a use case for me specifically.

Do not that if you also have the desire to tweak your update settings, there are some good bits of info on the docs page.