Beta: Direct Messaging

Also see Beta: The New Home ScreenBeta: Activity FeedsBeta: BadgesBeta: Fitness LevelBeta: ProgramsBeta: FollowBeta: EmojisBeta: Movement Screens, Beta: Using TracksBeta: SearchBeta: Analyze, and Beta: Logging for insights into specific features/updates. More to come soon!

The btwb app now includes Direct Messaging. Easily start conversations with fellow gym users, coaching program subscribers, and followers, or discover new people to connect with.


The Direct Messages icon has been added to the footer menu for easy navigation. A red dot will indicate unread messages.

Main Screen

The Direct Messages screen has two different tabs: Primary and Requests. The Primary tab displays both unread and old conversations with people you are “connected” to (i.e. someone you follow, someone who follows you, someone in your gym, someone in the same coaching program). Click on a conversation to view the message and send a reply.

The Requests tab shows you messages from people you aren’t connected to you. Keep those conversations in your Requests tab or move the conversation over to the Primary tab by connecting with that user via one of the options above.

New Message

Use the “+” icon in the top-right corner of the screen to start a new conversation. Quickly pick from the auto-generated list of people you follow, or search for someone new.


Never miss a message! All Direct Messages will get pushed to users’ mobile devices via notifications.

Coming Soon

The Direct Messages feature will soon give users the ability to create conversations with multiple people.


You can find specific beta instructions for your phone below.  Note: Must already have a btwb account. 

Join Beta On iOS (iPhone)

  1. Install TestFlight from the App Store. All updates come through TestFlight. Make sure auto-updates are enabled in TestFlight so your beta app will update automatically. 
  2. Join BTWB Beta.With TestFlight installed, open this link on your mobile device to join & install the most recent version of the btwb beta app.

Join Beta On Android

  1. Join the Google Group Make sure you’re logged in with your google play email account. 
  2. Go to the play store and Become a Tester.
  3. Visit the Google Play Store on your phone and search for the btwb app page. Update your btwb app. It may take a few minutes for the update to show up.
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