Become a ProtonMail beta tester and be the first to test new features

Updated February 2022 with new instructions for enabling beta access on desktop.  

Perhaps more than other tech companies, ProtonMail takes pride in being a community-driven project. Our community gave us the initial backing to get started, our users drive our major product decisions, and our main source of funding is individual subscriptions and donations.

We also depend on feedback from our community to develop new products and features as part of the ProtonMail beta program. From squashed bugs to big features like encrypted contacts and PGP support, you can take advantage of these improvements before their public release.

Below you can find everything you need to know about joining the ProtonMail beta program and staying up to date with what our developers are working on.

How to use ProtonMail beta on desktop

It’s extremely simple to use the ProtonMail beta program in the web app.

1. Log in to mail.protonmail.com and go to SettingsBeta Access.

Enable beta access 1

2. Check the Enable Beta Access box and click Apply.

Enable beta access 2

How to join ProtonMail beta on Android

To use the ProtonMail beta on your Android device, go to the ProtonMail app in Google Play. Scroll to the developer contact on the page and tap the “Join Now” button under the “Become a beta tester” section.

How to join ProtonMail beta on iOS

To use the ProtonMail beta on iOS, follow the steps below:

  1. Install the TestFlight app on your device.
  2. Follow this link from your device https://testflight.apple.com/join/8SxXknzD
  3. Once the TestFlght confirmation appears, tap on Accept
  4. Install the latest beta available in the TestFlight app

How to report bugs

As you probably know, beta versions of ProtonMail have not gone through all stages of testing and are more likely to have bugs. If you find any problems, please get in touch with our support team by following these simple instructions for web and mobile devices.

Release notes and feedback

Each ProtonMail beta release has a list of release notes attached to it. Feel free to discuss the betas or give us feedback on beta features and beta versions via our social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonMail
Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/ProtonMail
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonMail

Request new features

We also give users a chance to request and vote for new features in the ProtonMail feedback forum:

https://protonmail.uservoice.com

Get updates by email

If you would like to get updates by email whenever a new beta build is available, you can sign up for the ProtonMail Beta newsletter by navigating to Settings -> Account and checking the box next to Proton Beta under Email Subscriptions:

ProtonMail-Email-Subscriptions

Thank you!

ProtonMail depends on the support and feedback of our beta tester community. Thank you to everyone helping us to build the best private email service available.

Best Regards,
The ProtonMail Team

About the Author

Ben Wolford

Ben Wolford is a writer at Proton. A journalist for many years, Ben joined Proton to help lead the fight for data privacy.