Signal has a beta program in the Google Play Store that can be used to test new features. This is how you can sign up for the Signal beta program.
Beta apps in the Play Store
The release of a beta version of an app on the Play Store allows the developer to test new features before making them available to everyone (in the stable version of the app). In this way, any mistakes can be eliminated in advance. Thus, users participating in this beta program may run into problems but are assured that they will be the first to try out new features.
The Signal chat app also uses the beta program in the Google Play Store. This also allows the company to test new functions in the beta app among a certain group of users to later roll them out widely in the Play Store.
Sign up for Signal Beta
To participate in the Signal beta program, you must complete the simple steps below.
- Visit this page of the Play Store and make sure you are signed in with your Google account.
- Click on ‘Become a tester’
All new updates are then automatically distributed via the Play Store and can then be downloaded as an official update. It can take up to two hours for an update the first time, even if there is an active beta version. You can unsubscribe from the test via the same page and then click on exit the program.