Facebook Hits 1 Million Android Beta Tester Users

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Facebook has announced that they now have 1 million daily active users on the Android beta-testing program.  This program gives developers access to the Facebook Android application before it is released so that they can help find bugs.  These users are in 150 different countries.  These users are also spread across over 50 manufacturers.

“The beta program gives us the opportunity to identify a snapshot of the diversity of use cases and eliminate our blind spots when we?re testing our apps so that when we ship an update to all of our users, everyone has a better experience. Whether someone is using Gingerbread or Jelly Bean, more complete testing coverage gives us the opportunity to make sure more people can access a stable, high-performance Facebook,” said Facebook mobile release engineering head Christian Legnitto.

Facebook is also asking people to join the alpha program.  You can join the Facebook for Android Alpha Testers Google group at this link:


You have to allow alpha downloads by clicking “Become a Tester” in the Play Store.  From there, you have to download Facebook from the Google Play Store to update the app and turn on automatic updates.

[Source: Facebook]