Either you love Instagram, or you’re super annoyed with all the selfies users are taking, but if you are someone who loves the platform, then news about Instagram’s latest alpha texting applications on iOS and Android might make you happy.

While Instagram has actually been rolling out beta applications for many years already — like account switching, archiving pictures, multiple posts, comment replies — that have become an essential part of how we use and navigate the platform, new alpha testing is coming in the next little while.

”The company’s newly launched Alpha program will offer a different version of the app to testers than is available to Beta testers, however, so users may get to test features that never even make it to the next step up, much less the wider public.” (TechCrunch)

Instagram Launches an Alpha Testing Program on iOS and Android

So would you be an alpha tester for the Instagram if you’re on iOS or Android? If the answer is yes, there’s a way to get included thanks to the people over at Android Police:

How to get involved in alpha tasting?
  1. Go to this link
  2. Enter your email address & join the testing group
  3. Join the Instagram Testing Program by tapping on “Become a Tester.”
  4. Enjoy.

“ This information comes courtesy of a post on Reddit’s r/Android subreddit by an Instagram employee who was looking for participants in this alpha program. A mod verified that the poster does indeed work for Instagram. The post has since been deleted, likely because Instagram now has a sufficient amount of testers. However, the Google Groups link still works, meaning that you can still enroll if you’d like.”

What do you think?

If you decided to sign up for Instagram testing, feel free to comment us below to let us know about cool features you’re able to play with!

If not, why not? Don’t you like Instagram? Let us know in the comments below!