Beta test the YouTube App on Android

The Android Beta Programme is open to all Android app developers or any user with an Android device. As a YouTube beta tester, you'll be able to use the YouTube app normally. This will help us improve and stabilise YouTube for all users and creators.

How to opt in

To become a YouTube Android beta tester, follow the steps below:
  1. Visit the beta testing programme's opt-in page (You might have to sign in to your Google Account).
  2. Choose Become a tester.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to start using the beta version.

How to opt out

To stop being a YouTube Android beta tester:
  1. Visit the beta testing programme's opt-out page (You may have to sign in to your Google Account).
  2. Choose Leave the programme.

Note: If you leave the programme, 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 that 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 programme?

Yes, YouTube limits the number of users in the beta programme. If there's no more space, you'll see a message saying that it's full. More space may open later if current testers leave.
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