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

We give everyone the opportunity to test new features before they’re released to the public. Here’s how to become a ProtonMail beta tester.

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. Simply go to beta.protonmail.com and log into your ProtonMail account. That’s it!

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 bottom of the page and tap the “I’m in”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. Send an email to ios.beta@protonmail.com requesting an invitation to join the iOS beta program, along with the email address tied to your Apple App Store account.
  3. Once we have added you to the beta, you will receive a message on the email address linked with your Apple ID. From there, you need to accept the invite, which will open 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. You can give us feedback on beta features and beta versions in the comments below, or discussed them on 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

A journalist by training, Ben has reported and covered stories around the world. In 2014, he founded a magazine, Latterly, devoted to international reporting on human rights. He joined ProtonMail to help lead the fight for data privacy.

 

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4 comments on “Become a ProtonMail beta tester and be the first to test new features

  • Less an comment but a question;
    How can I get a 2nd email account AND use it on my android app where I have one account already? If possible please let me know.
    My first account:
    My wished one 2nd new account should be:

    Or:

    Are you guys able to make this happen (multible accounts on 1 android app)?
    Or: how would it be possible to install a 2nd protonmail app on my cell (samsung j7 dual sim)?
    Thanks in advance & best regards

    Reply
  • Hi all,

    I log in my normal ProtonMail account and then I log in ProtonMail beta, on the same web browser, at the same, 2 different tabs. I can’t tell any difference between both. In fact, both versions are v3.14.12. What am I doing wrong?

    Keep up the very good work!

    Reply
    • Hi! Sometimes the versions are the saeme, but generally `beta` gets updated before we update the live version. Thank you for your support!

      Reply