We have recently introduced a Beta program for Shift users.
The Beta channel is a small community of our users aimed at identifying bugs and stopping them in their tracks before they reach the stable channel. We send new releases to our Beta channel before our Stable channel. Our Beta channel is responsible for letting us know about bugs as soon as they arise, so we can fix them before they go out to the rest of our users.
The Alpha channel contains the smallest number of users who choose to interact with our newest features, extensions, and apps in Shift before we release them to the Beta channel and then to the Stable channel. The Alpha channel is where features and bug fixes are first released. By launching to the Alpha channel initially allows us to catch bugs before releasing them to further channels that contain more users.
The Beta channel allows you to see new features, extensions and apps in Shift before we release them to our Stable channel. This channel will get updated frequently and will give you a good idea of what we are working on.
Please note, while Beta releases are tested, they are still subject to bugs, as we want people to see what's new as soon as possible. If you find a bug, please let us know by submitting feedback.
To enable the Beta program on Shift, just go to Settings > General > Support and Updates > Update channel.
This will prompt an immediate download of the latest Beta version of Shift.