TestingCatalog - Issue #176

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TestingCatalog - Issue #176

Greetings testers!

This happened to all of us! Lots of things were revealed this week but not many of these reveals were released for us to test. Sometimes, you update around 30 apps every day and all their change logs are like "bug fixes and performance improvements". It is getting even worse when you read about new features on the news and not being able to try them yourself.

But! This is exactly why TestingCatalog is here. According to our previous poll on Telegram, more than 50% of our testers managed to try a new feature that we reported within a week.

What's new?

  • ✂️ YouCut Video Editor becomes feature complete
  • 📸 Instagram is pushing hard on its content creators to use Instagram tools
  • 🎙Stereo organises contests for show hosts as their monetisation model
  • 💎 Top new features to wait for!
  • 😎 A new Early access section

This time you can find the "how to test" block on every report so you can easily try new features while reading this email.

YouCut Video Editor becomes feature complete

This is a popular video editor for creators and recently it got a bunch of new features for which you may need to use different apps before.

Now it has custom backgrounds, glitch effects, gifs, reverse rendering and lots of other things.

YouCut - Video Editor & Video Maker, No Watermark - Apps on Google Play
YouCut is the best Video Editor, best Video Trimmer and Joiner app for YouTube and other social media. FREE & No Watermark! Features:Free Movie Maker and Video EditorYouCut has the most useful features that other top pro video editing apps, or movie maker, video cutter apps have, but it is free …

How to test:

  • Open your editing project.
  • Tap on the timeline to see a new menu overlay.
  • Tap on the reverse button to start reverse rendering.
  • Go back to the original menu and tap on the Effects section to see a list of new effects that are highlighted with a red dot.
YouCut video editor for Android got new trending effects, reverse video support and more
YouCut is a popular video editor with 50 million installs on Google Play thatallows you to edit videos for every platform without any watermarks. In its recent update v1.450.1117, it got support for new effects, reversefeature, and optimised text editing flow. Trending filters include a bunch of…

Instagram is pushing hard on its content creators to use Instagram tools

Last week it pushed a bunch of experimental features to some users and it is very likely that you got at least some of them. Story Drafts, re-shared labels in stories, Green Screen for Reels, Video Layouts for Reels and Audio mix & Voice over. Did you get anything else?

Instagram - Apps on Google Play
Bringing you closer to the people and things you love. — Instagram from Facebook Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what’s new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life’s highl…

How to test:

  • Open stories editing screen and pic or create a media file.
  • Make an edit by adding a sticker or some text on top.
  • Press on the back button.
  • Click on the Save Draft button.
  • Check it to be saved to the gallery view of your stories editor.
Instagram started rolling out Story Drafts feature to some users
The feature was announced to be ready for rollout just recently and now someusers already can give it a try. It allows you to save your story editions as adraft so you can continue with them later. > You asked and we’re delivering... story drafts coming soon 📣 — Adam Mosseri 😷 (@mosseri) March…

Stereo app organises contests for show hosts as their monetisation model

The stereo app is slowly rising behind Clubhouse back among Android users and while other big companies are developing their own clones.

The interesting part of it is a contests model that will allow show hosts to monetise their time, based on the show engagement.

Stereo: Join real conversations with real people - Apps on Google Play
Discover and join exciting, authentic conversations with Stereo. This is the app where everyone is welcome to discover and get involved in live conversations, share their voice, meet new people, have fun talking about topics they enjoy, and make meaningful connections - let’s talk. With Stereo the…

How to test Stereo Bank:

  • Open profile page on Stereo.
  • Click on the settings icon.
  • Tap on the Stereo Bank section.
  • Check the description of Stereo Bank rules.
Stereo app introduces monetization for shows ahead of Clubhouse along with lots of other tweaks
Stereo is a voice chat social network that was available on Android since thebeginning of Clubhouse hype. In the recent update, they are promoting theirupcoming monetisation feature that is called “Stereo Bank”. In its description,it states that Stereo app will be organising contests[https://stereo.com/contest…

Top new features to wait for?

There were lots of leaks based on reverse engineering, announced features that were not rolled out yet and simple A/B tests that not many people managed to try. These are some of the highlights that I have:

Which other exciting features did you hear of but didn't receive yet?

A new Early Access section

Here you can find apps that were shared with us by their developers. If you are an app developer and you want to advertise your app to more than 1000 active Beta Testers - please share your app in our Facebook Group or Telegram Group.

Early Access apps:

  • 📲 Balanceo - a productivity app to achieve a work-life balance.
  • 📲 Katch - a dating app with only-video profiles.

Happy Testing!