Twitter launches a Beta Testing Program on Android

The company has begun taking sign-ups for its “Twitter for Android Experiment Program,” which will allow users to register so they can test the latest, unreleased builds of Twitter’s Android application.  Users interested in being Twitter for Android beta testers can join this Google Group.The program’s goal is to improve Twitter for Android and make it more accessable and simple for users around the world, across a range of Android devices.  

Android beta testers will get to experience new features before Twitter launches them publicly, and they may also get a chance to try out features that Twitter is in the process of deciding to ship.  Twitter for Android beta testers will be able to try the new features, given the number of experiments Twitter has been developing lately. The company recently began testing a new “TV Trending” box at the top of the timeline, as well as a feature which alerts the user about live events that are happening nearbyThe company overhauled their “Conversations” view feature this week, in order to make the service more accessible to new users. These changes aren’t meant exclusively to make the Twitter product  better, but to also help the company generate new revenue streams through advertisements and partnerships.