Calling testers and developers across the world, starting today Facebook announced to have the beta testing program for Messenger on Android. While anyone can be a part of this, the company will roll out updates to test for.
Luiz Scheidegger, software engineer at Facebook, in a blog statement said, “Beginning today, the Facebook Messenger for Android beta program will give people who opt-in access to the latest versions of Messenger for Android before the general release. As with the main Facebook application, our goals with this program are to expand our pool of testers and gain feedback across a more diverse set of devices. Simply by using the app and reporting issues, beta testers will be able to help us improve performance and the overall experience on a wide variety of Android devices at scale.”
While marking themselves a tester, willing people can join the program by downloading the app from the Play Store, and with automatic updates turned on the company will roll out updates over a period of time.
To get started with, a tester have to first join the ‘Messenger for Android Beta Testers’ Google group and then by downloading app from the Play Store, the person can report for any issues with stabilization and performance of the app.
While it would not be surprise for any developer to encounter bugs in early stages of development or the beta phase, company tends to improve the quality of software by introducing more number of testers across the world. With this program stability and performance is going to improve.
Facebook also launched its new app for the iOS earlier today, the new app after being in the hands of limited set of testers came out with some improvements in the user interface and options for controlling visibility of the posts and updates. Enhancing it for iPad, the app now allows users to share and view the posts without an ease.