Twitter to launch a new prototype app, ‘twttr’ today
Twitter is releasing a new prototype app today where it will test new designs, layouts, and features to test. The social media giant announced this via a tweet.
The new prototype application will be rolling a specific group of testers, the app was originally announced earlier in a CES conference in January. The main aim of the release of this app was the allow Twitter developers to do some experimental testing while getting feedback from the users(testers) and if the feedback is positive then develop and incorporate that feature in the main app.
Our prototype app, twttr, launches to the first group of participants today. #LetsHaveAConvo about new features to build a better Twitter together.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 11, 2019
As time progresses, Twitter will use the prototype app to test and eventually include more features in the main app. However, only a specific set of testers will be allowed to test this prototype app. According to Twitter, only a couple of thousand of English and Japanese speaking users will be invited to test the prototype app via an email invite.
The email invite is expected to come in the next few days. When received the users can follow the link to confirm their participation, once confirmed the person will wait for another email invite from the device’s app beta testing program. The person can then download the app and use it instead of the native Twitter app.