What to Expect from Open Beta
It’s good to remember that Beta Builds are a pre-release version of the final software and may be unstable, lack features and generally not function as expected. It’s important you’re aware of this before participating. Open Beta can be fun and hugely rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. If you want to join in the process-welcome aboard! If the Open Beta is not for you, that's okay, too. You can change your mind at any time and return to the version you’re used to.
This update brings a new feature that performers and hosts can use when on Stage, along with general bug fixing and performance improvements.
This feature allows users in the audience to signal their desire to take a mic on stage whenever it is restricted or occupied.
If you’re someone who has access to the Stage (Admin or Mod), you “invite” or “assign” a slot on the Stage.
Requesting a mic
When you open an Audio Stage a new hand button will appear in the bottom right of the Stage Toolbar. Simply tap on this to send your request to the host / admin.
Once the button is pressed, you’ll see a box pop up asking to confirm your request. Once confirmed the icon will change to show the pending request. To cancel your mic request, simply tap on the icon again. Your request will persist even if you switch to another Chat window.
The Group owner, as well as all mods, admins and GAP users will see the see hand icon but with a label displaying the number of mic requests from users in the order that the requests were made. Here the host/admin can choose users and assign them to a slot.
If your mic request is accepted, you’ll be designated a slot and given thirty seconds to accept the request
Choosing members to take the mic (Host/Admin)
If you know the user who you wish to invite on Stage and take a mic, you can tap “Member List” after you have pressed the Raised Hand icon.
You can scroll the members list in the Group and select a user OR
You can search a name or ID of the user
After you have tapped on the person you want up on Stage, you can choose which slot they take (You can drag and drop a user, too). The user then has 30 seconds to confirm they wish to join the Stage.
This part is hugely important because you are our eyes and ears. Your feedback can help fix an important issue or help make the correct decision when the answer is not clear. If you think you’ve found an issue, here’s what to do:
Join the appropriate Open Beta group for your language and device (See Below). Post your findings where a member of staff or volunteer will help validate if you have found something new or if it’s already a known issue. Open Beta Groups:
If you would like to offer feedback or have questions, please join these Groups:
iOS (Arabic): [openbeta-ios.ar]
iOS (English): [openbeta-ios]
If you want to go back to an old build