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Help test the Sidebar Feature

Getting Started

1. Decide which Mattermost platform you’d like to test the Sidebar feature on:

  • Desktop App

    • Navigate to the Mattermost Apps download page and click on the link for the Desktop App that corresponds to your working environment
    • Install the file and start the Desktop App
    • Add the following server to test on:
      • Server Name: Community Testing
      • Server URL: https://community-testing.test.mattermost.cloud/
      • Click on “Create one now” to the right of “Don’t have an account?” and sign up using a real email account you can verify your sign-up from
      • Check you email and verify your newly created account then log in to the server
    • You can test in the default Community team or you can create your own team by clicking on the Hamburger menu and selecting Create a Team
  • WebApp

    • Navigate to https://community-testing.test.mattermost.cloud/
    • Click on “Create one now” to the right of “Don’t have an account?” and sign up using a real email account you can verify your sign-up from
    • Check you email and verify your newly created account then log in to the server
    • You can test in the default Community team or you can create your own team by clicking on the Hamburger menu and selecting Create a Team

2. Go to this link to find the spec file for the feature.

  • You’ll notice there are 3 phases, viz: Phase 1, Phase 2 and GA Release. All phases can be tested but please ensure you note which section you’re testing if you find an issue or have a question. You can note this in the feedback spreadsheet (see 3. below)

3. Open this spreadsheet, make a copy of it and then use your copy for reporting issues you find.

  • There are detailed instructions in this spreadsheet covering what to do if you find a bug or have a question.

You can also ask questions by replying to this post.

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