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Participate in the ProtonVPN Android app beta

If you are using an Android device and would like to test new builds of ProtonVPN app before they’re released publicly, you can join the ProtonVPN Android app beta program. Like our non-beta Android VPN application, the beta is completely free to join and use. You can get ProtonVPN for free on Android here.

As a community support project, user participation and feedback is crucial for ProtonVPN app development. Beta testers will be able to give feedback that directly impacts the app. Note that beta builds will have new features which might not have been tested on all Android operating system versions that may cause unexpected app behavior. If you run into any bugs, you can notify us here.

You can sign up for the Beta testing program in two ways:

How to register on your Android device

1. Open the Play Store app and search for ProtonVPN. Scroll down to the Join the beta section and tap Join.

ProtonVPN in  the Play Store
2. Tap  Join to confim that you want to join the ProtonVPN beta testing program.

Confirm that you want to join the beta program
That’s it, you have joined the Beta testing program! If you would like to leave Beta testing program, you can tap on Leave.

You are now a beta tester!
How to register via Google Play Store website

While logged in with your Google account, go to the ProtonVPN Play Store download page and click Become A Tester.

Join beta program on the web
And that’s it! You have registered for ProtonVPN Android app beta. You can download the app or leave beta program inside ProtonVPN Android app page in Google PlayStore.

You are now part of the beta program!
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between participating and not participating in beta?

While in beta, you will always get to test the newest app bugfixes and features before they are released to the public. Also, you will be able to report any bugs the build might have, which will allow us to provide a better application to the community.

2. Will I need to install two different apps?

No, you won’t need to install two separate applications, the beta build will replace the ProtonVPN app that you have already installed.

3. What’s in it for me?

You will get to use newest app builds and features first and you will be able to directly participate in the app development by providing feedback and reporting bugs.

4. Can I use my ProtonVPN account to join the beta?

A Google Play store account is needed to participate in the beta program since the Android application is distributed through the Play store.

5. Can I opt-out any time? Can I get back in?

Yes, you can leave beta testing program at any time and you can return to beta testing at any time as well.

6. How do I use the app?

You can check our in-depth Android app tutorial here: https://protonvpn.com/support/best-android-vpn-app/

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7 comments

  1. Ronnie

    Hi I do appreciate it , Completely awesome for perfect instructions and guides. Playstore is very useful

  2. Sophie wang

    Hi,
    How to use proton VPN when sending and receiving and writing emails via my protonmail address?
    Shall I never log out VPN?
    Please provide instructions in details.
    Highly appreciated, sophie wang

  3. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Sophie. Protonmail is already an encrypted email service that secures your emails without any VPN. VPN is used more on the general browsing while on the internet. We suggest keeping it on all the time you wish to stay secured, that will be the easiest thing to do. Its up to you when you wish to access something with less ping/ms and without security.

  4. Jan

    How can I participate in MacOS app beta?

  5. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Jan,

    Currently all of the paid users can access the MacOS beta application. To do so please visit your account page under http://www.protonvpn.com and go to macOS Beta tab. (https://account.protonvpn.com/mac-beta )

  6. Bloo

    i would think that the direct download of the app would be available on the website. Google Play being the only way to access the app is a big turnoff. All great apps offer a dummy app on play store and only offer the full version as a direct download from the website that is free from google’s terms of agreement.
    (hopefully nobody has trouble understanding….)

  7. ProtonVPN

    Hello, we agree and we are aware of that. Please contact us through the following link and we will provide you with a direct .APK file.

    https://protonvpn.com/support-form

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