TestFlight officially launches on the Mac

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What you need to know

  • Apple has officially launched TestFlight for the Mac.
  • Developers can now invite up to 10,000 users to test beta versions of their apps.

The Mac is back so much so that even TestFlight is on it now.

After months of testing a beta of the app, TestFlight has officially launched on the Mac. In a news update (opens in new tab) on the Apple Developer website, Apple has announced that developers can now invite up to 10,000 external users to test out a beta version of their Mac app.

You can now invite people to try out beta versions of your Mac apps and provide valuable feedback before release. Invite up to 10,000 external testers using their email address or by sharing a public link, create multiple groups of internal testers and configure build access for each one, and more.

TestFlight is Apple's beta testing app that lets developers test out their apps with users to find bugs and get feedback before releasing public versions of their apps. The service supports apps on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iMessage.

Take advantage of TestFlight by uploading a beta build of your app or App Clip to App Store Connect. Testers will use the TestFlight app to install your app and provide feedback. TestFlight supports apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iMessage, as well as automatic updates to ensure that testers always test the latest available build. Up to 100 apps can be tested at a time, internally or externally, and multiple builds can be tested simultaneously. Builds remain active for 90 days after upload.

Developers can learn more about TestFlight on the Mac as well as Apple's other devices on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab). You can also download TestFlight on the Mac App Store (opens in new tab) for free now. You do need to be part of the Apple Developer Program in order to use the feature.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.