Twitter Beta Testing

Weekly updates will roll out with the latest experimental Twitter features

Twitter is jumping on the official Google Play bandwagon today, opening up experimental builds of its app to willing testers. Just as we've seen recently with Facebook's move to proper beta testing, Twitter is opening up the program through Google Groups to anyone that wants to sign up.

Once signed up, your account will be flagged as on the beta track, and you'll soon see an update via the Play Store to the latest experimental build. From that point forward, you'll receive updates on the beta track ahead of the stable release.

As is the case with other beta builds, you'll want to be prepared for a little bit of instability and a few bugs along the way. But if you're willing to handle some of these issues, you will get access to the latest features that Twitter is testing before they hit the general public.

If you're interested in signing up for the beta testing group, you can do so from the source link below.

Source: Twitter Beta Test Group

 
There are 25 comments

XavierMatt says:

Many may not agree. However the official Twitter app has come far it's really good now to the point where I don't use third party apps for twitter. The beta program sounds fun.

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Choorp says:

Same here! I've been using the official app for a few months now and it's pretty great. I'm looking forward to testing the beta releases.

Glenn Correa says:

Same here. I actually like it.

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furrba11 says:

Signed up.

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Premium1 says:

Tried signing up but when I click the link there is no group that shows up?

banzaiwolfe says:

I don't see a way to join the group.

W_R_R says:

Yes, please give an EXACT way to join the group. The link you provide only leads to the GP store, where I can only open the twitter app that I already have.

Head to the source link at the bottom of the post, as we said, where you'll see step-by-step instructions of how to join.

Its as simple as clicking a link then clicking a giant blue button that says "BECOME A TESTER".

TonyHoyle says:

Only for those that are specially invited, it seems

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magnusum says:

I when a hit the Google play link I don't get the beta version

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Because you have to sign up from the source link in the Google Group, as we said in the article.

Red Ed says:

Would like to sign up, but not allowing me to request access in the Google +group

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etnpnys says:

Same here

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cyberoid says:

It says the group is invite only :(

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IamMoyMoy says:

Link definitely not working.

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Gatsby989 says:

How Do I participate

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Gatsby989 says:

OK got it

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Gatsby989 says:

OK got it

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KaneHusky says:

"This group is invite only, so you may not apply for membership." :(

hopesrequiem says:

To those having issues, view the page in desktop mode. Mobile version comes up with nothing. I agreed to beta test it but have yet to see the play store show a newer update version

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TonyHoyle says:

Same message in desktop mode, and on a PC. It seems you were one if the lucky ones picked.

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AnthonyRyan says:

Im trying to sign up for the beta and nothing how can I get an invite ?

markluna1 says:

You need an invite for this.

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hopesrequiem says:

I am opted in to test the new version but never got the update in the play store. Oh well. And yes I used the proper email address

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cormaster628 says:

Twitter needs to come out and say something or a news site or something about this invite only stuff. That's what's making me angry. If they closed it then ok but don't say it's open for everyone to try and then make it private.