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Hi, testers 👋   Everyone is talking about "Among Us" this week, the indie game that fortunately have
 

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October 15 · Issue #162 · View online
A weekly digest of TestingCatalog about Android apps and beta testing. Explore unreleased apps, feature insights for popular apps, and beta testing tips 📲

Hi, testers 👋  
Everyone is talking about “Among Us” this week, the indie game that fortunately have a beta version. But if you are not testing games, there are 5 new stories from TestingCatalog and 18 stories from other resources down below. All about new apps and features. So, what’s new?

Several things to highlight,
  • ☎️ TestingCatalog got invited to Telepath, a new social network in early beta. 
  • 🎨 Facebook messenger got redesigned and its icon now matches Instagram colours.
  • 🎮 Google Play Points program is now available to more users.  
  • 💎 3 top Android apps that you can beta test this week.

This app is invite-only at this moment and it looks very similar to any other social app. BUT! It aims to have much better moderation plus its content disappears there after 30 days. Well, a full review can be found in TestingCatalog’s post. The unfortunate part is that it is unlikely will be out for Android very soon as they are still hiring Android devs. 

Apart from the UI redesign, Facebook is taking actions towards combining its Messenger app with Instagram DMs. If you own a business profile, you may have already tried Business Suite app where you can reply to both sources from the same app. It is not yet the case with Messenger but it’s getting closer after every update. 

Play Points program is an incentive feature inside Google Play that also brings additional gamification to the app. This feature is still limited to several countries but last week it became available to more people in these regions.

To continue on “Google” topic, if you are Practicing Google apps, tools or anything else, you must take a look at this newsletter that is made by one of TestingCatalog’s testers 📩 
Weekly practical resources on Google products and related tech. Links to tips, tutorials, apps, and other resources that will expand your Google toolbox and help you do more.

By the way, I am planning to check some Premium / PRO apps to see if they worth their money. Would you like to read about something like this? I am thinking between YouTube Premium, Feedly PRO, Headspace PRO, Grammarly Premium, Amazon Photos Prime or maybe something else?
I really really really need your input here so any replies to this email are welcome! Cya 👋

TestingCatalog News
Google Play Points program got released to more users and this is how to test them Google Play Points program got released to more users and this is how to test them
First look at Telepath, a new invite-only social network First look at Telepath, a new invite-only social network
How to become a beta tester for Among Us on Android How to become a beta tester for Among Us on Android
Spotify pushes collaborative playlists to more users and makes it easier to share them Spotify pushes collaborative playlists to more users and makes it easier to share them
20 Google apps you can beta test today (Updated) 20 Google apps you can beta test today (Updated)
Facebook Apps
Facebook Announces Ban on Anti-Vax Ads, Launches New Push to Promote Vaccine Use | Social Media Today
Instagram Adds New Audio Features for Reels, Including Option to Save Sounds for Your Clips | Social Media Today
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.202.7: what's new? | WABetaInfo
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.202.8: what's new? | WABetaInfo
Facebook Messenger redesigns its logo, adds more customization features
Google Apps
Google Play Store testing removal of side hamburger menu - 9to5Google
Google Maps for Android adds new vehicle icons - 9to5Google
Google Maps will show how busy a place is directly on a map - 9to5Google
Google app for Android testing Lens shortcut in Search bar, matching iOS
Files by Google gets MX Player-like gestures for volume and brightness control
Other Apps
SwiftKey beta can now follow your Android system theme - 9to5Google
Outlook now supports syncing calendar events between Google and Samsung apps
Spotify app lets you search for songs by lyrics
Pocket Casts lets you pick what to listen to based on your commute's length
Photoshop Camera update adds countdown timer and support for switching cameras (APK Download)
Signal groups are getting a lot better with @ mentions and admin controls
Snapchat Adds 'Sounds' Option to Include Song Clips within Snaps | Social Media Today
GitHub for Android and iOS reaches version 1.3 with multi-line comment support, line wrapping toggle, and more
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