Twitter on Monday launched a new experimental testing app called Twttr, which allows participants in Twitter’s Prototype Program beta test new Twitter features on iOS devices.
Accordingly, the first batch of testers who have been accepted to Twitter’s Prototype Program are being notified via email over the course of the next few days, and those who were not accepted to the program at this time were added to a wait list.
One of the first experimental features being tested in the Twttr app is a new design for conversations, aimed at making it easier to follow replies to a tweet. Conversations will have a more rounded chat-like shape and they are indented and color coded so they’re easier to follow.
As reported by TechCrunch, Twitter in the future may use the prototyping app to test additional changes that someday could be implemented in the mainstream Twitter app.
Interested users can apply to the prototype testing program, although not all applicants will be accepted.
Twitter has said not everyone will be accepted to the prototype-app testing program. Only a couple of thousand of English and Japanese speakers will be invited, provided they follow Twitter’s rules. However, no one is under NDA, so testers will be able to discuss what they’re seeing on Twitter itself, which opens up the ideas to more feedback.
The Twttr app is being distributed through the TestFlight app. Interested users can apply to the program here.