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November 13, 2015

Chrome Beta for iOS

In addition to the stable channel, there are 3 other Chrome channels you can use to check the latest features before they're released for everyone: beta, dev and canary. Canary builds are only for Windows and Mac, the dev channel is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and Android, while the beta channel is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and now iOS.

That's right, you can try out Chrome Beta for iOS. You need to enter your email address and confirm you "understand that Google will share your information with Apple in order to participate in the TestFlight program". Google will send a confirmation email. "Once you have confirmed your e-mail address, you can expect to receive an invitation to join TestFlight within a few minutes."

Install the TestFlight app on your iOS device, tap "redeem" and enter the code from the invitation. If you've already installed Chrome on your phone or tablet, TestFlight will ask you if "you want to replace the current app version with the test version".

Right now, you can upgrade from Chrome 46.0.2490.73 to Chrome 47.0.2526.53. The new version adds support for more Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts (open/close/change tabs and voice search) and adds 3D touch support on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (force touch the Chrome icon to open a new tab, a new incognito tab or start a voice search).

{ Thanks, Stefan. }


  1. hey Alex, so I signed up for it like 10 hours ago and nothing was sent to me to redeem, I tried 4 times and nothing happened.

  2. Same here any solution to this??

  3. Great Post, very informative

  4. I have tried a number of times and no invitation.

  5. I tried again with a different email, still no invite.

  6. I have no idea what is wrong with their system but still no invitation. I don't even know how to contact someone to find out why. Anyone have any ideas?

  7. So far so good I haven't one problem using the ios Beta.

  8. My Testflight no longer shows the Chrome Beta, any idea how to get it back? I tried signing up again, but it says already installed and redeemed.

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