The BlackBerry Beta Zone app has received a pretty awesome update this afternoon. The new update brings two new sections, Discussions and Programs to the app, making it an even more fully-featured Beta Zone app.

Under the new Programs tab, you can now see which programs you’ve joined, and which are available to you that you’re not a part of. Selecting a new eligible program will allow you to join it directly from the app. No more needing to go on the browser to check out new beta programs.

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The new Discussions tab allows you to check out all the topic threads to whatever program you may belong. You can add new threads, leave comments, and be notified when someone has replied to the thread.

The new update should be live in BlackBerry World within the next 24 hours. However, you can also open up the Beta Zone app on your device, and it will actually notify you of the update like shown above. The update can be installed directly from there without having to ever open up BlackBerry World. Will this update make it easier for you to beta test apps? Sound off below!