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Apple seeds fourth macOS Ventura 13.3 developer beta

macOS Ventura gets a new beta

Developers are now able to access to the fourth beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 to test out on their Macs.

Developers signed up for the beta program can pick the latest builds via the Apple Developer Center, or by updating Macs already running beta software. Public beta versions usually arrive a little after the developer versions, and are accessible by the Apple Beta Software Program.

The fourth beta follows the third, which landed on March 7, replacing the second from February 28, which itself arrived after the first beta, shared on February 16.

The fourth Ventura beta build number is 22E5246b, up from 22E5236f.

Changes found in the macOS betas so far include new emoji, the HomeKit architecture upgrade retry, and Mastodon rich link previews in iMessage.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].