Facebook is seeking beta testers for its Android Facebook Messenger app in a new public testing program. Those who sign up will be given early access to the app’s new features in order to provide useful feedback on bugs, glitches, and user experience.
Facebook is one of the most popular app on the Android platform, and has been a mainstay of our top ten list for weeks. Facebook Messenger has also been a regular in the top ten most popular apps along with Whatsapp and Snapchat. Facebook Messenger 3.0 had a new redesign last year, and this testing program might signal another major overhaul.
Anyone can join the beta program. When you do, 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 important to this program and deeply appreciated.
1) Join the Facebook Messenger for Android Beta Testers Google group:https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/messenger-for-android-beta-testers
2) Allow beta downloads by clicking “Become a Tester” in the Play Store (you need to join the Google Group before becoming a tester)
3) Download Facebook Messenger from the Play Store to update your app
4) Turn on automatic updates, as the beta version of Facebook Messenger for Android will be updated multiple times per week