I downloaded Spotify app via snaps and it doesn't show up in app list. Notifications also fall under "other" category.

I searched that to add an application icon, I should add .desktop file in /usr/share/applications Apps from snap have those files under /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications. Should I simply copy that file?

Will adding X-GNOME-UsesNotifications=true allow me to control the notifications from Spotify separately from other apps?

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    Snaps often don't appear until you've rebooted or at least logged out and logged back in. Have you done that yet? (I am not sure about the rest, but the snap apps may not appear until you've rebooted.)
    – KGIII
    Dec 5, 2020 at 14:07
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    Oh! That fixed the issue of Spotify showing app in app list. Then I'll add the X-GNOME-UserNotifications=true in original /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/ and that should do it :) Thank you!
    – tkowal
    Dec 5, 2020 at 14:56

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With help of @KGIII I've found the answer. I needed to login and logout to see the apps in AppCenter. Adding X-GNOME-UsesNotifications=true in /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications allows controlling notifications for snaps separately. The only persisting issue is that they still appear combined in the notification centre.

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