How to Join the Snapchat Beta

There is a major new Snapchat update coming that brings a redesign and new features to the Snapchat app you know and love. This is how to join the Snapchat beta so you can test all the new Snapchat features right now, and earn a few more followers as you master these new features first.

You’ll need an Android phone to join the Snapchat beta. It is open to anyone with Android, but there is no iPhone Snapchat beta. If you have a spare Android phone you can try the new Snapchat features on it, but it will sign you out of the Snapchat app on your iPhone.

Learn how to join the Snapchat beta to test new features.

Learn how to join the Snapchat beta to test new features.

How to Join the Snapchat Beta

The first thing you will need to do is install the regular Snapchat app on Android, right from the Google Play Store.

  1. Open Snapchat
  2. Tap on Settings in the upper right
  3. Scroll down to Advanced

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    Sign up for the Snapchat beta.

  4. Tap on Join Snapchat beta
  5. Tap on Count me In!
  6. Sign into your Google Account that you use on Google Play.
  7. Uninstall the Snapchat app from your phone.
  8. Wait 3-5 minutes for the screen to show you are in the beta.

    Complete your sign up for the Snapchat beta.

    Complete your sign up for the Snapchat beta.

  9. Install the Snapchat Beta
  10. Open Snapchat and you’ll see a notification that you are in the beta.

Start using the new Snapchat update features before the rest fo the world. Keep in mind that this may be buggier than the version you had installed previously. You can check out Snapchat problems and fixes to try and solve any issues that you encounter, but not all of these will work on the beta.

If you use Snapchat to manage an account for work, it’s a good idea to avoid the Snapchat beta since there may be some issues that you run into. You can leave the Snapchat beta as easily as you joined.

Go tot Snapchat settings and then scroll down to Snapchat beta and tap on it. On the next screen tap on Opt-out to leave the Snapchat beta. You will need to uninstall the app, wait a few minutes and then re-install the normal Snapchat app.