Join the Proton VPN beta program and be the first to test new features!

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by in Articles & News.

An illustration of ProtonVPN beta testers.


As a community-supported VPN service, we are here to serve you and we take your feedback very seriously. That’s why we always strive to let the community participate in product development and decide how Proton VPN should evolve. Whether it’s letting you choose where to put new VPN servers or inviting you to help improve new apps, we take your feedback seriously.

The beta program gives you early access to new servers, UI updates, stability improvements, and more. Whenever our developers release new versions of these applications to our team for internal testing, you will receive updates at the exact same time. You’ll be the first to get to try out new features, like OpenVPN on iOS or Smart Protocol for Android.

Below you can find instructions on how to join our beta program and see the latest developments from the Proton VPN team. The beta program is now open to all Proton VPN users, regardless of the plan you are on.

How to use the Proton VPN beta for Windows

To get early access to new features in the Proton VPN Windows app, all you have to do is:

  1. Sign in to the app.
  2. Click the hamburger menu button.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the Settings menu, click the switch next to Early Access so it says it is “ON.”

How to use the Proton VPN beta for macOS

To use the Proton VPN beta on your Mac:

  1. Sign in to the app.
  2. Click Proton VPN in the toolbar.
  3. Click Preferences….
  4. In the Settings menu, click the switch next to Early Access so it says it is “ON.”

Learn more about the Proton VPN beta program for Windows and macOS.

How to use the Proton VPN beta for Android

You can sign up for the Proton VPN beta for Android by following these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the Proton VPN Google Play site.
  2. Scroll to the bottom.
  3. Click the I’m in button to join the beta program.

Or, you can:

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Sign up using your Google Play account credentials.

Learn more about the Proton VPN Android beta program.

How to use the Proton VPN beta for iOS/iPadOS

To participate in the Proton VPN beta program on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download and install the TestFlight app.
  2. Open this link on your iOS/iPadOS device.
  3. You will be guided through the necessary steps for joining the Proton VPN iOS Beta program. Select Previous Builds to access the Beta version and update it to the latest one provided.

Learn more about the Proton VPN iOS beta program.

How to get updates

When new versions of your Proton VPN client are available, you’ll be prompted to automatically update the app. Of course, you can manually check for updates by following the instructions here.

How to report bugs and feedback

We welcome your feedback about beta updates! You can contact the Support team using our Support Form (recommended) or by emailing us at By sharing your thoughts and issues, you are helping us make changes to Proton VPN to better serve the community.

Release notes and feedback

Each Proton VPN beta release has a list of release notes attached to it. You can give us feedback on beta features and beta versions via our social media channels:


Thank you

Together, we’re building the best VPN available. Thank you for your support.

Best Regards,
The Proton VPN Team

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  1. Stephen B

    Hello ProtonVPN testers community.
    I wanted to help beta test ProtonVPN after trailing it for a one month subscription. Felt like the least I could do after I started using the Free ProtonVPN service offered.
    I’ve not yet been tempted away to other VPN commutators yet…
    Well I have ProtonVPN installed on my windows pc and my android device and have had no problem with either. Apart from noticig a speed decrease ( to be expected when using free serfice ) but it’s hardly noticable if I’m only browsing mostly text based websites. I even got used to watdhing youtube at 360p and 240p when i’m in a poor reception area.
    Well I’ve no problems to report… But i’m not looking for them…
    Can anyone tell me how I can activly test the Free ProtonVPN service to help the developers out ?

    Thanks for taking the time to read my Post
    Stephen B

  2. Douglas Crawford

    Hi Stephen. You are actively testing our service just by using it! Please feel free to send any feedback to

  3. Natsdog

    Hello everyone,
    Isn’t it possible to have an APK version (if possible one day of all Proton applications) or availability on F-Droid or Cleanapk?
    This is for people who no longer use Google APIs.
    Thanks to you
    Beautiful day

  4. Douglas Crawford

    Hi Natsdog. Yes. You can download the APK on GitHub, and its available on F-Droid.

  5. John

    In 2018 a user here asked about Linux. No answer up until now 2020 almost 2121.
    So what about Linux?

  6. Richie Koch

    Hi John, yes our Linux app is open source. You can find its code here:

  7. Emyr Williams

    This page needs updating as it does not cover iOS ProtonVPN Beta usage.

  8. Sam

    Please update your service to allow IPv6 connections.

  9. Augustinas

    Hello Sam, IPv6 requires a lot of resources in order to be implemented. It is something that we are taking into consideration, but we cannot promise anything for this year.

  10. Linus Trollwalds

    Hm… Linux? :)

  11. Randolf

    Indeed. No Linux = not all users!

  12. Janne Granström

    Bring the landscape mode to Android, we tablets users appreciate it :)
    My other feature request is already there so.. bring them too to the app ;)

  13. Augustinas

    Landscape mode is coming very soon!

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