Beta test the YouTube app on Android

The Android Beta Program is open to all Android app developers or any user with an Android device. As a YouTube beta tester, you can use the YouTube app normally. This will help us improve and stabilize YouTube for all users and creators.

How to opt-in

To become a YouTube Android beta tester:
  1. Go to the beta testing program’s opt in page (You might have to sign in to your Google Account).
  2. Choose Become a tester.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to start using the beta version.

How to opt-out

To stop being a YouTube Android beta tester:
  1. Go to the beta testing program’s opt out page (You may have to sign in to your Google Account).
  2. Choose Leave the program.
Note: If you leave the program, you might have to update your YouTube app to use the regular version.

Send us feedback

Your participation and feedback will help us build a better version of the app. Please send us feedback or questions on any features you’ve tested.

Frequently asked questions

Can I have both a beta version of the app and a regular version?

No, you can have only one version of the YouTube app installed on your Android device.

Will I lose any data if I switch to the beta version?

Switching to the beta version is the same as a typical update, so you won’t lose any data or settings. 

Is space limited in YouTube’s beta program?

Yes, YouTube limits the number of users in the beta program. If there’s no more space, you’ll notice a message saying it’s full. If current testers leave, more space  may open later.

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