The most recent updates for the Twitter app on Android are now rolling out to all users signed up for alpha and beta testing via the Play Store. Version 8.34.0 alpha and 8.33.0 beta, respectively, do come with a brand new tabbed interface on the home page to display all pinned lists.

"Lights Out" mode has been tested with a limited amount of users for a while now but today it has been released with the alpha version of Twitter for Android. And it means that you can easily try it out!

Twitter has indeed launched a new mobile app, where they call it "a prototype," specially made for testing upcoming features and changes. More importantly, with the initial build, they are focusing on making conversations easier to read and interact, thus, the most noticeable difference of twttr from the current Twitter app is the totally new threaded interface for replies.

To begin with, Twitter has added "a different format for replies, where conversations themselves have a more rounded chat-like shape and are indented so they’re easier to follow." The other thing that sets the new app apart are the color-coded replies letting you better distinguish replies from the original poster and other users.

Furthermore, to keep you focused on the replies, they have hidden stats like number of favorites and retweets, including sharing options altogether, just so to simplify reading through long threads even more. Very promising!

Twitter is indeed one of the most popular social networks. Its Android app is what we are here for, which has a beta and an alpha program for testing.

This time we are going to cover the topic "How to join Twitter beta" because the alpha program is full. Then, let's get started. Please keep in mind that beta program is not available in all countries.

  1. Head into the Twitter beta page on TestingCatalog.
  2. Scroll down a bit and select "📲 Beta test on Google Play".
  3. You will get redirected to the 'Android app testing for Twitter', where you will need to tap on the blue-colored 'BECOME A TESTER' option.
  4. Now you can go ahead and install/update to the beta.

The alpha builds for Twitter are being uploaded to and they are 100% safe. You can get them from this link and if you want to get notified whether there is an update, you can enable Pushbullet notifications too. Keep in mind that these builds may misbehave or have broken features, so be cautious.

Joining the alpha is also a pretty straightforward process. Just remember that, currently, the program is full.

  1. Join the Twitter for Android Experiments group in Google Groups.
  2. Read carefully the terms and conditions and proceed to the next step, which is joining the Twitter Experiment Program.

This is it. If you have any questions, be sure to drop them down in the comments section below.