Google launches a beta program for YouTube on the Play Store

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After all of these a bit annoying server-side tests with many of their apps, including YouTube, out of the blue, Google has decided to launch a dedicated beta program for it today. Certainly, we cannot say how things are going to proceed, but we hope that from now on they will do client-side feature releases instead, because the current testing methodologies that they are using are quite confusing for many people, including me, due to all of those random changes happening unexpectedly. But, enough with the rambling! Let's see how you can join this beta and what it is all about.

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The first thing to do is visiting the YouTube Beta page on TestingCatalog. Next, go ahead and look for the "Google Play beta form" magical link and click on it. After that, select BECOME A TESTER and bingo!

This year YouTube has turned into a social platform like every other one, by becoming similar to the likes of Facebook and Instagram, because it recently added Stories and messages to the already available commenting and liking options. But besides all of these, there was something that I was waiting for for the past four years, and it is dark mode, which is now included in the Android app. Finally, it is like a dream come true. So, for those who may not know, YouTube also has an enormous library of videos, shows personalized recommendations, and of course, lets you upload your own videos.

Note that as of today, there is no beta version released for YouTube on the Play Store yet.