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#30540 new enhancement

Give TBA alpha users a link to stable

Reported by: sysrqb Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile, ux-team
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GeKo mentioned we should tell current Tor Browser alpha users on Android there is now a stable version they can use. This seems wise.

Should we add this into the onboarding panels or should this be included on about:tor? It seems we should use the same download links here as discussed on #29955.

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Based on what we talked last week, I made two options to handle this issue.

  1. Dialog Box -

hellais suggested to do it in two steps by first asking users if they are developers and if they reply NO, then recommend them to download the stable app. I approached this version to solve this with one step. In this way, when users click [download stable], we open the Tor Browser stable download page.

  1. First Screen

If we consider that we should block the entire screen for this action, we could use a full-screen option. It should show before the onboarding on new users and one/two times on recurrent users.

We should update the description at Google Play too, so we don't have new users downloading the Alpha version by error. It is most urgent, imo. I'm adding steph because we need wording for this.

Also, Google Play calls developer versions as Beta. Should we attach to gplay standards and replace Alpha for Beta in mobiles?

We need a funnel for this and define which releases will contain this prompt. Also, what is the % of users we expect to move? Will we remove the prompt once we achieve it?

If we succeed on the moving, users will still have two versions of TBA installed in their devices. Can we do something to prevent users to successfully download the stable app but still use the alpha one as default?

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