Being a beta tester for WhatsApp gives you an immediate access to new features before they are made public for other consumers. This is an important program that allows app developers to receive feedback from users (beta testers) to help them improve the quality of their product (application) and WhatsApp among many other popular developers has it too.
With such a wonderful app which comes with cool features in almost all updates, its such a good idea to join their beta program. Is it free to join? Yes, WhatsApp beta program is absolutely free! But how can I join this program?
To become a beta tester for WhatsApp, follow the steps below:
- Open the Google Play Store app and locate WhatsApp (tap here to open directly)
- Scroll down and locate “Become a beta tester” option below the “You might also like” section.
- You will find, at this section, “Try new features before they’re made public. Give your feedback directly to the developer”.
- Tap (click) “I’m in” and that’s all after you are confirmed!
Alternatively: Tap (click) this link to register directly with your Gmail account. Just as easy than you expect!
What are some of the things you have as a beta tester? Well, you will have free access to all beta features that come as update. There’s an option for you to send feedback about the beta version to the developers directly from Google Play. There’ll be a section below your Google Play Profile that reads “Only the developer can see this feedback”.
You can always leave the beta program at any time, but your place may be taken once you leave. Also remember beta apps are still in the development process so they may contain bugs that need to be fixed. This means you may see frequent updates.