How to Join the Snapchat Beta

There's a major new Snapchat update coming that brings a revamp and new features to the Snapchat app you know and love. Here's how to join the Snapchat beta so you can try out all the new Snapchat features right now and gain a few extra followers by mastering these new features first.

You will need an Android phone to join the Snapchat beta. It's open to anyone with Android, but there's no Snapchat beta for iPhone. If you have a spare Android phone, you can try the new Snapchat features, but that will log you out of the Snapchat app on your iPhone.

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

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

How to Join the Snapchat Beta

The first thing you'll need to do is install the standard Snapchat app on Android, straight from the Google Play Store.

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

    Sign up for the Snapchat beta.

  4. Tap Join Snapchat Beta
  5. Tap Count Me In!
  6. Sign in to 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 indicate that you are in the beta version.
    Complete your Snapchat beta signup.

    Complete your Snapchat beta signup.

  9. Install Snapchat Beta
  10. Open Snapchat and you'll see a notification that you're in beta.

Start using Snapchat's new update features before the rest of the world. Keep in mind that this may be more buggy than the version you installed previously. You can check out Snapchat issues and fixes to try and fix all the issues you're having, but not all of them will work on the beta.

If you're using Snapchat to manage an account for work, it's a good idea to avoid the Snapchat beta as there may be some issues you're having. You can leave the Snapchat beta as easily as you joined.

Go to Snapchat settings, then scroll down to Snapchat beta and tap on it. On the next screen, tap Disable to exit Snapchat beta. You will need to uninstall the app, wait a few minutes, then reinstall the normal Snapchat app.