The World famous Social Networking platform WhatsApp will be able to reach a wide number of testers by offering an official Google Play-powered beta testing program.
Whats App Messenger which is today a massively popular mobile application holds a #1 rank in over 50 countries worldwide and ranked as the #14 free app on the Google Play store in the U.S., launched official beta testing program through Google Play to expand the availability of app to more testers. Moreover, distributing new features and releases now becomes smoother for WhatsApp.
The idea to relocate the beta testing program was first spotted by the blog Android Police, mentioning that it is no longer necessary for end users to join a Google+ community or Google Group in order to test the app’s latest versions. Hence, this move would definitely make the app available to a number of testers. The users who want to test just have to sign in via their Google accounts.
On opening the page, a message shows up saying, “WhatsApp Inc. has invited you to a testing programme for an unreleased version of the WhatsApp Messenger app.” WhatsApp also warns users that considering WhatsApp Messenger app is a testing version it may be “unstable or have a few bugs.”
Earlier also, WhatsApp had a testing program and the company would host beta builds of its APK file directly on its own website but only the WhatsApp’s most devoted end users participated in this beta, as they would have to track the WhatsApp website or the APK Mirror site to stay informed about new builds.
Moreover, the users were required to open up the security settings on their devices to allow for apps installed from “untrusted sources.”