A big Snapchat update is coming, bringing a redesign and new features to the Snapchat app you know and love. This is how you can join the Snapchat beta so you can test all the new Snapchat features right now and gain a few more followers as you master these new features first.
You will need an Android phone to participate in the Snapchat beta. It’s available to anyone with an Android, but no iPhone Snapchat beta. If you have a spare Android phone, you can try out the new Snapchat features, but this will cause you to exit the Snapchat app on your iPhone.
How to Join the Snapchat Beta
The first thing you need to do is to install the regular Snapchat app on Android directly from the Google Play Store.
- open Snapchat
- Tap Settings in the top right
- Scroll down to Advanced
- Tap Join Snapchat beta
- Tap Let Me In!
- Sign in to your Google Account that you use on Google Play.
- Uninstall Snapchat app from your phone.
- Wait 3-5 minutes for the screen to show that you are in beta.
- Install Snapchat Beta
- Open Snapchat and you will see a notification that you are in beta.
Get started with the new Snapchat update features for the rest of the world. Note that this may be buggy than the version you previously installed. You can browse Snapchat issues and fixes to fix the issues you’re encountering, but not all of them will work in beta.
If you’re using Snapchat to manage an account for work, it’s a good idea to avoid the Snapchat beta as there may be some issues you encounter. You can leave the Snapchat beta as easily as you join.
Go to Snapchat settings and then go to Snapchat beta and tap on it. On the next screen, tap Disable to exit Snapchat beta. You will have to uninstall the app, wait a few minutes and then reinstall the regular Snapchat app.