Sign up to test beta updates of Instagram's Android app

If you're an Android user who can't go a day without posting meals, street signs, selfies, and pictures of their pets to Instagram, we have some interesting news. A tweet from Instagram on Tuesday reveals that the company is allowing Android users to sign up to a program that will allow them to beta test updated versions of the app before they are offered to the general public.

There are a number of directions that you will need to follow and most importantly, the beta version of the app will replace the Instagram version you currently have on your phone. If there are bugs in the beta version of Instagram, and certain features don't work, you will have to live with it until a fix is made. Or, if you are tired of testing the beta, you can always switch back to the regular version of the app from the Google Play Store.

To get started, simply click on the sourcelink and follow all of the directions. Instagram is looking for feedback from the beta testers so that it can improve updated versions of the app when they are released to the public. If you're interested in beta testing Instagram updates for Android, click on the sourcelink below.

source: Instagram via AndroidCentral



1. TechNeck

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 29, 2014


2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

(Instagram for Android beta now available) Shouldn't that be...? Instagram beta for Android now available.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I thought there was already an instagram app?

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not sure, story never touched on that part much. Yes there is, this is the beta which will replace your normal app. If you want stable you'll need to uninstall beta an reinstall normal app.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There is. Just like how there's Chrome Beta and Chrome.

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Who wants to be sort of a guinea pig?

7. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

But.. But.. Android already has Instagram. Shouldn't this be for Windows Phone or Ubuntu or other inferior mobile OSes? *grabs popcorn *

8. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Tryin' to start a war eh? ;)

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