Facebook is opening its beta testing program to all Android users, so if you have a hankering for the latest and greatest from the social network, head over to the Google group. Why Google? Facebook is utilizing Google’s new beta testing program that allows companies to roll out updates in stages, by joining you’ll be getting previews of updates before most users.
Anyone can join the beta program. When you join, you will get a small batch of fixes and new features every month. We ask that you use your app as you normally would, but submit a report when you encounter a bug or other issue. Because the beta build will have features that are still in progress, the app may be less stable than you’re accustomed to. Feedback on stability, as well as any other performance issues you experience, is crucial and deeply appreciated.
Facebook is releasing updates to its Android app every four weeks, so the rigorous testing could help to improve performance while engineers fine-tune the apps. In addition to having open beta testing, the company has also teamed up with Qualcomm, HTC, Ericsson, Sony, Huawei, and Media Tech to optimize its apps and mobile products with pre-release apps.