Remember when Facebook launched a beta program for its Android app? Using the Google+ and Play store program of allowing users to sign up and test features before implementing them in a stable version of the app seems to have been appealing to Twitter as well.
As first reported by Android Police, Twitter is running a beta-testing program for the Android app.
The process to sign up and request to take part in the testing is simple:
- Visit this Google Group page and join the group.
- After you've joined the group, visit this page and click on the "Become a Tester" button.
According to the terms of the Google Group, there's some sort of approval process for beta testers. With that in mind, it's likely there won't be a build immediately available to you after signing up. If you're accepted into the program, you'll receive an alert when the next test build is available. The beta build will then replace the stable version of Twitter for Android on your device.
If you decide to sign up and get accepted into the beta program, leave a comment below. Just remember that any features in the unreleased builds are supposed to be kept confidential, per the Twitter for Android experiment agreement.