Adobe Creative Cloud Beta FAQ

Learn how you can become a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud beta program, test beta builds of our apps, and share your feedback with us directly.

What is Creative Cloud beta?

What is the Creative Cloud beta program?

If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, you can become a part of our Creative Cloud beta program to test apps and share your feedback directly with Adobe.

Creative Cloud Collaboration and Web beta program

What is the Creative Cloud Collaboration and Web beta program?

Adobe Creative Cloud introduces new tools and features for connected creativity, helping creative and design professionals collaborate and align with stakeholders in real time. Join our Creative Cloud Collaboration and Web beta program.

How to install beta apps

How do I install the Creative Cloud beta apps?

In the Creative Cloud desktop app, select Beta apps in the left sidebar of the Apps panel. Then select Install for your beta app. You can run beta builds side by side with the release versions of the apps.

Which apps are a part of beta?

Which apps are included in the beta program?

Currently, the beta program includes Adobe XD, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Media Encoder, and Adobe Premiere Rush. 

   Prefer video tutorials? Watch the video below to learn how to download beta apps and share your feedback.

Where are beta apps installed?

Beta builds are installed in their own folder—for example, Adobe Character Animator (Beta)—separate from the release versions of the app. This lets you evaluate beta builds without affecting the work you are doing with the release versions. Beta apps have separate preferences and default user documents folders that won't change the user settings in your existing installation. 

How do I open beta apps?

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. In the Apps panel, select Beta apps.

    Select Beta apps

    You'll see a list of installed beta apps.

  3. Find your installed beta app and select Open.

What beta app usage information does Adobe collect, and what are my choices? 

To personalize your experience and improve our products, Adobe may collect the following information:

  • System information, such as devices, operating system, amount of memory installed, and screen resolution
  • Adobe product information, such as version number
  • Information about your documents, such as the number of pages and unique document identifiers (but not the content in your documents)
  • Document usage information, such as how many times you open a document
  • How you interact with the Adobe apps and how the Adobe apps interact with your content, including the features you use and the options you select

Your regular app settings don't apply to beta apps. If you don't want to share beta app usage information with Adobe, you can continue to use the release versions of our apps.

Can I open projects from beta builds in release versions of my app?

Beta builds are designed to preserve compatibility with release versions so you can move files between the two. Moving project files from a beta build to the release version will drop features that are only available in beta, and sometimes not be possible at all.  

How do I leave the beta program?

To leave the beta program, simply uninstall the beta builds at any time through the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. In the Apps panel, select Beta apps.

    Select Beta apps

  3. Select the three dots icon (…) for your app, and then select Uninstall.

Can beta apps be enabled to update automatically?

Beta builds are updated periodically. You can update beta builds when they become available.

You can also enable the Auto-update option for your apps in the Creative Cloud desktop app:

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Select the Account icon in the upper right, and then select Preferences.

    Select Preferences

  3. Select Apps, and then turn on Auto-update for your beta app.

    Select Auto-update

Enterprise customer? Your organization may have disabled the auto-update option. Contact your IT department for further assistance.

How do I provide my feedback to Adobe?

In the upper-right corner of your beta app, select the Provide Feedback icon to report a bug, request a new feature, or visit the Adobe beta community.

Provide feedback for beta apps

Video: How to download beta apps and share your feedback

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