releases public beta version of the app

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Oct 2015

If you love to live on the bleeding edge, then you’ll want to grab the new, beta edition of the app.

didn’t offer any details about what new goodies are coming, but you’ll eventually get to experiment with features before they go mainstream. To jump on board, go to the app beta page sign up to be a tester.

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Signing up to join the beta program is a quick easy process.

Unlike other beta programs, you don’t need to download a separate app after you sign up. says you’ll get an invisible update to the latest edition. 

My phone saw the app jump to version 5.4 from 5.3, but there’s nothing new exciting yet. esumably will wait a while to get enough testers on board before sending out new features. If the app gets too wonky, you can leave by uninstalling it then getting the stable edition through the ay Store.

If the beta life suits you, perhaps you also may want to get ’s Chrome Beta. You can run the beta side-by-side with the stable edition of the browser on your Android device. 

The impact on you: Android makes it pretty easy to try out beta apps, especially since dropped the requirement to have a + account. If you’re comfortable with prerelease software are willing to live with a few bugs, it’s well worth taking advantage of these opportunities. is constantly tweaking its apps, so it makes for an interesting experience to sample what’s next.