WhatsApp enables its users to test the app’s upcoming features on their phones. It also allows the instant messaging service to release these features more quickly and frequently to beta users.
Meta-owned WhatsApp keeps introducing changes and new features to the platform for everyone to use. Some of these are available to people who have joined its beta program, including a new multi-device feature as reported by WABetaInfo.
1. Download the app from Google Play
WhatsApp is constantly introducing new features to the app for all its users. These are usually rolled out to Beta testers before they’re officially released to everyone else. New features may include showing a friend’s location, live video calling, the ability to edit messages after sending them, and more. Having access to these beta updates lets you see how the latest features perform before they are rolled out to billions of users worldwide.
If you’re interested in becoming a beta tester for WhatsApp, you can do so by downloading the beta version from Google Play. The beta program is opt-in and you can leave the program whenever you want. Just open the app in Google Play and tap on “Leave”. The option is available for both web and mobile devices. However, you should be aware that beta versions are unstable and may contain bugs. You should always keep a backup of your chats. You can use the backup feature in the web or the app to restore them.
2. Log in to your Google account
WhatsApp beta testers get access to new features before they are rolled out to everyone in a stable update. These can be anything from displaying your friend’s current location, live, to the ability to edit messages after you’ve sent them. It allows companies like WhatsApp to iron out the kinks without impacting the experience of a billion users worldwide.
To become a beta tester, open your Google Play account on your Android device and search for whatsapp messenger (beta). You should see an option that says “Become a tester” at the bottom of the app’s description page.
The program is opt-in, and the slots are limited. If you don’t get accepted the first time, try again later as the slots open up periodically. Once you’ve opted in, you can change your mind by tapping on the three-dot button and choosing “Leave program”. Then you’ll return to the general version of WhatsApp. However, you’ll have to link another device if you want to use the feature again in the future.
3. Open the app
WhatsApp beta program is a way for users to experience new features before everyone else. Meta-owned WhatsApp regularly introduces changes and new features to its instant messaging service which are released through the beta app for public testing. Once the app is bug-free, the update is rolled out to all WhatsApp users.
You can also leave the beta program anytime you want. To do so, open the Google Play store and search for WhatsApp. Scroll down past the app description, images, and similar apps section to find the ’Become a tester’ panel. Tap on the button ‘I’m in’ and confirm. You will receive an update for your normal WhatsApp within a few hours that will direct you to the beta version.
If the Beta program is full, you will not be able to join. However, if current users leave or the developer opens up space, you will be able to join again. Stay tuned for more updates on WhatsApp beta for Android.
4. Tap on the “Become a tester” button
WhatsApp has a beta version that can be used to try out new features before they are rolled out to the general public. This is done by signing up to the program using a web browser. To do this, visit the Google Play website and log in with your account (the one you use on your phone). Then, click on the “Become a tester” button.
Once you’re in the beta program, you’ll receive updates more often than other users. However, it’s important to remember that these updates may contain bugs and other issues.
If you decide that you want to leave the beta test, you can do so without losing any data. To do this, open the Google Play website in your browser and log in with your Google account. Then, scroll down to the “Beta Testing” section and tap on the “Leave the program option”. The option will be replaced with a text that says “You left the test.” It’s a simple way to switch between regular and beta versions.