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Google+ shut down and communities migration 🔥

Greetings! Did you were surprised by the announcement about Google+ being shut down? I started prepar


October 11 · Issue #106 · View online
A weekly digest of TestingCatalog about Android apps and beta testing. Explore unreleased apps, feature insights for popular apps, and software testing tips 📲

Did you were surprised by the announcement about Google+ being shut down? I started preparing for this around 9 months ago when I created a group on Facebook
There were a lot of signals for this and now it is official. 
I know that some people don’t use Facebook so I also created a group in Telegram
I am a member in more than 200 beta testing communities on Google+. I was checking many of them recently and only around 30 of them remains active. 
So what?
We are moving to the new home. In this curated spreadsheet you can find many different links to Telegram, Discord, Reddit and Facebook groups of currently active Android communities from Google+
Android community will never be the same again. Many of us spent years on building communities and curating collections in Google+. 
We are Android developers, designers, enthusiasts, journalists, beta testers and just normal users. 
Share this spreadsheet to your community in Google+. Feel free to put your links to the suggestions tab. 
Here is the list of my objectives for the upcoming week 🚀

  • Visit a #Testathon event in Berlin. This is a worldwide event for the 50 selected testers. We will be testing different Facebook apps and I will attend it mostly as a media person. Follow me on Twitter and prepare for the new content to come on Saturday! 
  • I am pausing a publication of new beta apps for some time. I want to clean up TestingCatalog collection a bit and make it more “Curated”.
  • We are optimising some pages for popular beta apps from our catalog. They now contain all necessary info for beta testing including links to our guides and feature overviews. You can find them below in the separate section.

Community Reports
Snapchat allows everyone to join Alpha testing ... | ⚡TC
Poweramp RC build 798 released with improved ... | ⚡TC
New Snapchat Alpha features you may not notice and ... | ⚡TC
Pocket beta v7 got a complete redesign with ... | ⚡TC
Facebook is testing a new UI, Dark Mode and Voice ... | ⚡TC
Microsoft Launcher v5 adds Feed UI and integration ... | ⚡TC
Latest Beta Apps
Cleanfox - Clean Your Inbox beta | ⚡TC
GuruShots - Photography Game beta | ⚡TC
T2S Text to Voice - Read Aloud beta | ⚡TC
Cover Photo Maker - Banners and Thumbnails Designer beta | ⚡TC
Updated Beta Apps
Telegram Beta - Pure instant messaging | ⚡TC
Telegram X Beta - Alternative client for Android | ⚡TC
WhatsApp Messenger beta for Android | ⚡TC
Snapchat Beta for Android | ⚡TC
Instagram Beta & Alpha for Android | ⚡TC
Google Play Services beta | ⚡TC
Happy Testing!
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