You probably know what a beta tester does. You are asked to try a certain app to see what are the bugs and give feedback to the developers.
What’s the job of a beta tester
If you decide to become a beta tester, then you’ll be the first one to see the new features and the overall performance. But there may be some bugs and issues, so be ready to lose your chat history when you’re trying WhatsApp.
According to the team behind the app, the best version is not for those people who aren’t familiar with beta versions. You are advised to use the regular version and sit tight until the update comes to the store.
How can you become one?
First of all, you need to go to Play Store and search for WhatsApp. Then, tap on the app, and you’ll see an option to become a beta tester, somewhere at the bottom corner of the page. You need to tap on the “become a beta tester” button. This way, you’ll be able to test the app, and you’ll get regular updates. Keep in mind that when you are a beta tester, you have access to the most recent features of WhatsApp – before the public gets them for their app.
Two new features for the beta platform
There are two new features to test before they get to be released to the general public
Dark mode – this feature will turn the platform black instantly. It’s intended to ease the pressure on the eyes when you’re in dark environments. That white and green themes can really hurt your eyes when the app is used in the dark. It also helps with the life of the battery.
Swipe to Reply – this feature will let you answer texts directly. Those of you who are on iOS, you already know what it’s like, but Android users have a bit more to wait.
Lindsay Dubose has been a journalist for ten years and has been working with the Tech News Watch staff since the beginning of the news site. Her main contribution to Tech News Watch are mobile, IT and science news, with a focus on software updates and great outer space discoveries. Lindsay is also the person in charge with keeping the site well organized and responsive. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places. Lindsay studied at Penn Foster University, where she got a Diploma in Freelance Writing.