Apple Letting Devs Invite Beta Testers Using New TestFlight Public Links

Apple is introducing a new TestFlight feature that is designed to allow developers to create public links to invite new beta testers to try out their apps.

According to Apple, developers can enable a public a public link that can be shared with multiple users at one time, alleviating the need to send out individual invites. Potential beta testers can click the public link to install the app through TestFlight.
Now it's even easier to get valuable feedback on your app before releasing it on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Simply enable a public link for your app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.
Apple first announced public links as an upcoming feature in June, but the Apple didn't make it available for developers until today.

Developers have the option to create a public link that allows for a limited number of testers. TestFlight supports up to 10,000 testers for each app that's being beta tested.



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11 months ago

One app I use lets you beta test directly; you download the .ipa and then trust the dev's certificate. How come more apps don't do it this way? It seems far more convenient.

…going to some strange website, getting an .ipa, installing it on the device (which last I checked requires a computer), going into Settings to trust a certificate, then not being notified of updates is easier than using TestFlight?

News to me.

I haven't tried the TestFlight public link process yet, but I do know how it works for closed betas:
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* Obtain an invitation from the developer
* Redeem the code sent via email in the TestFlight app
* Install the app

…and that's it.
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