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Use 1Password beta releases

Learn how to install prerelease versions of 1Password and provide feedback to help make 1Password even better.

Install a beta release of the 1Password app

You can update to the latest beta release right in 1Password for Mac.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Preferences.
  3. Click Advanced, then set “Release channel” to Beta.

    Updates will be installed automatically when “Install updates automatically” is turned on.

After you’ve installed the beta, you’ll see the feedback button in the title bar. Click it and choose Feedback and Support to share your feedback with the 1Password Support Community.

To stop using the beta

In Preferences > Advanced, set “Release channel” to Production. You’ll be updated to the next stable release when it’s available.

You can update to the latest beta release right in 1Password for Windows.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Settings.
  3. Click Advanced, then set “Release channel” to Beta.

    Updates will be installed automatically when “Install updates automatically” is turned on.

After you’ve installed the beta, you’ll see the feedback button in the title bar. Click it and choose Feedback and Support to share your feedback with the 1Password Support Community.

To stop using the beta

In Settings > Advanced, set “Release channel” to Production. You’ll be updated to the next stable release when it’s available.

  1. Open the listing for 1Password for Android in the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Join in the “Join the beta” section, then tap Join.

    It might take a few minutes to finish signing up for the beta on Google Play.

If there’s a beta release, you can update the app to install it.

After you’ve installed the beta, you can share your feedback with the 1Password Support Community.

To stop using the beta

  1. Open the listing for 1Password for Android in the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Leave in the “You’re a beta tester” section, then tap Leave.

    It might take a few minutes to finish leaving the beta on Google Play.

  3. Remove the 1Password beta app.
  4. Download the stable release of 1Password on Google Play.

You can update to the latest beta release for your Linux distribution:

Or install the beta from the Snap Store or with Flatpak.

After you’ve installed the beta, you’ll see the feedback button in the title bar. Click it and choose Feedback and Support to share your feedback with the 1Password Support Community.

Debian or Ubuntu

Install the beta using your package manager:

  1. Add the key for the 1Password apt repository:

     curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/1password-archive-keyring.gpg
    
  2. Add the 1Password beta apt repository:

     echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/1password-archive-keyring.gpg] https://downloads.1password.com/linux/debian/amd64 beta main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/1password.list
    
  3. Add the debsig-verify policy:

     sudo mkdir -p /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/
     curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/debian/debsig/1password.pol | sudo tee /etc/debsig/policies/AC2D62742012EA22/1password.pol
     sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22
     curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/debsig/keyrings/AC2D62742012EA22/debsig.gpg
    
  4. Install 1Password:

     sudo apt update && sudo apt install 1password
    

The packages and repository are signed with the GPG key 3FEF9748469ADBE15DA7CA80AC2D62742012EA22.

CentOS, Fedora, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Install the beta using your package manager:

  1. Add the key for the 1Password yum repository:

     sudo rpm --import https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc
    
  2. Add the 1Password beta yum repository:

     sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[1password]\nname=1Password Beta Channel\nbaseurl=https://downloads.1password.com/linux/rpm/beta/\$basearch\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=\"https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc\"" > /etc/yum.repos.d/1password.repo'
    
  3. Install 1Password:

     sudo dnf install 1password
    

The packages and repository are signed with the GPG key 3FEF9748469ADBE15DA7CA80AC2D62742012EA22.

Arch Linux

Install the beta from the Arch User Repository (AUR):

  1. Get the 1Password signing key:

     curl -sS https://downloads.1password.com/linux/keys/1password.asc | gpg --import
    
  2. Clone the 1Password package:

     git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/1password-beta.git
    
  3. Install 1Password:

     cd 1password-beta
     makepkg -si
    

The source is signed with the GPG key 3FEF9748469ADBE15DA7CA80AC2D62742012EA22.

Other distributions (.tar.gz)

Download and install the beta .tar.gz file for amd64 or arm64, depending on your architecture:

  1. Download 1Password beta for amd64:

     curl -sSO https://downloads.1password.com/linux/tar/beta/x86_64/1password-latest.tar.gz
    

    Or arm64:

     curl -sSO https://downloads.1password.com/linux/tar/beta/aarch64/1password-latest.tar.gz
    
  2. Extract and move the files:

     tar -xf 1password-latest.tar.gz
     sudo mkdir -p /opt/1Password
     sudo mv 1password-*/* /opt/1Password
    
  3. Run the installation script:

     sudo /opt/1Password/after-install.sh
    
  4. Open 1Password:

     1password
    

The .tar.gz file is signed with the GPG key 3FEF9748469ADBE15DA7CA80AC2D62742012EA22. Download the .sig file for amd64 or arm64.

Snap Store

Install the beta from the Snap Store:

sudo snap install 1password --beta

If you install 1Password from the Snap Store, you’ll have access to all the features 1Password for Linux has to offer except:

  • You’ll need to lock and unlock 1Password in your browser separately from the app.
  • You won’t be able to unlock 1Password with system authentication.

Flatpak

Install the beta with Flatpak:

flatpak install https://downloads.1password.com/linux/flatpak/1Password-beta.flatpakref

After it’s installed, you can launch 1Password from the command line with this command:

flatpak run com.onepassword.OnePassword

If you install 1Password with Flatpak, you’ll have access to all the features 1Password for Linux has to offer except:

  • You’ll need to lock and unlock 1Password in your browser separately from the app.
  • You won’t be able to unlock 1Password with system authentication.

To stop using the beta

Install the current stable release of 1Password.

Install a beta release of the 1Password extension

If you’re already using 1Password in your browser, uninstall it. Then install the beta release of 1Password in your browser. Get the beta for:

Chrome

Firefox

Edge

Brave

After you’ve installed the beta, you can share your feedback with the 1Password Support Community

To stop using the beta in your browser

To stop using the beta in your browser, uninstall 1Password from your browser. Then install the current stable release of 1Password in your browser.

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