It’s not unusual for Google to open up public beta programs for its various applications, and in the present day, that’s being extended to Google Messages. Starting today, there’s an open beta accessible for Google Messages. Here’s how you can join.
Similar to other apps, Google Messages is running its beta program through the Google Play Store. That means there are two methods to access it. First, there’s a direct link that you can access here. Alternatively, the Play Store listing for Google Messages in your Android device ought to show an option to opt into the beta program on the bottom of the listing.
When you’ve signed up for the beta program, all future updates to Messages will likely be part of the beta observe. This may imply some additional bugs or issues, however because it’s a public beta, things will in all probability stay pretty stable.
On the time of writing, a number of on the 9to5Google crew have signed up for the beta, but no updates are available just yet. Presumably, future updates on this observe will help out with some of Google’s RCS plans, or introduce new options to the app a bit sooner than we’d sometimes get them. After all, keep tuned for more on that.