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Twitter Opens Android Beta Program, Test the Latest Tweeting Experiments


Twitter is the newest company to join in on the Android beta fun. Earlier this week, Snapchat opened up a beta program, a move that apparently a lot of companies are looking to make. Once joined, you can access experimental features that won’t be live to the general public, but keep in mind that when using a beta, there is always a chance that you can experience issues. 

Joining is easy – simply join their Google Group, then opt-in to the beta with the click of a button. Once in, you will download the beta Twitter app from Google Play. From there, it is up to you if you want to give feedback to Twitter on the beta features. You are not required to do anything, but they would probably appreciate it.

We are hoping for a beta feature to remove blue conversation lines. Fingers crossed.

Via: Twitter

  • Colby Rosenwald

    For the people who are in the beta program, can you guys invite other people into the Google group?

  • Seth Arrazola

    The group is invite only is what I’m getting..

  • Eliot

    I can’t get this to work. It just says I need to be part of the group to join…

  • Mondo

    What option, all it says is that I must be a member to join, well duh. Give me that splash screen so I CAN join.

  • Chris Brown

    I’m hoping that someone on here can help me. When I click the Twitter Google Group, there is no option to join…what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

  • chris125

    When I go to link it says contact group and then when I do it says I don’t have permission because I have to join but there is no option to join the group?

  • Opted in for the beta, uninstalled and reinstalled the app on my phone through the Google Play on the web and there is no notable difference in the app when compared to my tablet (didn’t update it yet). No “send feedback” option yet. Still sitting at version 4.1.6

  • David Foggia

    Can’t tell if I’m using the beta version or regular version. I signed up, uninstalled twitter then reinstalled it. Is it supposed to be very unnoticeable? Help?

    • Having the same issue. The Google group even states that feedback is sent through the “send feedback” option under the three-dot menu, lo-and-behold, the option isn’t there. Also checked my app version on my phone (with beta) and my tablet (no beta) and they’re both at 4.1.6.

  • Leif Sikorski

    It’s funny how only Facebook and Twitter are using Google Groups instead of a G+ Community for the Beta Feedback. Google Groups is a mess, I wish they would have never started with this as an option.

  • Chippah

    No tablet support aa-BOO!

    the only good looking Twitter app for the nexus 10 is currently Tweetcaster

  • TeamNexus

    I still love, and use, Falcon Pro.

    • Chippah

      me too, until all the tokens went away, and the hour long workaround that doesn’t work.

      • TeamNexus

        Really? I got it to work and even changed where I tweet from. It not says that I sent the tweet via GoTeamNexus. It’s really great what the dev for for us!

  • azndan4

    Who cares!

  • It’s funny how other developers are doing it properly, while Google continues to have two apps (talking to you Chrome and Chrome Beta).

    • PuzzleShot

      Chrome Beta was published before they created the beta program. Furthermore, Google likely wants to enable users who use Chrome exclusively (as may be the case with owners of devices that ship with Chrome) to have a (potentially) non-functioning browser, sort of like the Chrome Stable/Beta/Dev vs. Chrome Canary situation on the desktop.

  • beyeg

    anyone else having 404 problems? my account is correct, but still not allowing me to opt in for the beta.

    • ohcalcutta

      It’s actually allowing me to opt in for the beta, but when I click the link to download the Twitter app it doesn’t show me a beta version, just what I already have installed on my phone.

  • azndan4

    Who cares

  • JMillion

    hope some good comes out of this

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Yes, I’d like to report a bug. There’s no tablet version and no inline image support. Also, it sucks.

    Seriously, though, I hope this helps the app become as good as some of the third party apps (plume, etc.) so we can quit worrying about tokens and all that crap.

  • JBartcaps

    I like blue conversation lines

  • This is one of the few beta programs I’ve been interested in as of late. Twitter’s app for Android was really bad in the early days, but the past year or so they’ve really got their act together. The Twitter for Android app is fantastic nowadays. I’m totally on board for getting an early preview of stuff they’re working on!