Guest Column | July 23, 2019

Tips To Test A Social Media Mobile Application

By Ray Parker

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According to Statista, the number of worldwide social media users is expected to reach 3.02 billion by 2021. This increasing number of users calls for a seamless and secure experience. A mobile application testing company tests these applications for quality and efficiency. Testers work relentlessly to come up with strategies for successful mobile app testing.

Following are a few tips for social media mobile application testing:

Analyzing Test Requirements:

Firstly, it is important for testers to analyze all the testing requirements thoroughly. Testers define the scope and test objectives. They also list down everything that needs to be tested, the time and resources required to carry out these tests.

Test Plan Creation:

Tester defines what he expects from the testing efforts, and creates a complete test plan. This plan consists of all the front-end and back-end testing activities that would be carried out.

Allocating Resources:

Product managers designate certain tasks to testers and developers so that the testing process speeds up. it includes factors like human resources, allocating time for testing, etc. Testers decide whether they will use functional or non-functional testing. A complete list of the operating systems, device platforms, and networks are also included in the functional testing.

Test Case Documents:

This is where testing begins. To this point, testers just prepare for testing. This is where testers document each test case at the initial stages of the testing process. they create test case documents with all features of the social media app.

Defining Manual and Automation Testing Scope:

To test social media apps, both manual and automation testing is required. Testers need to prepare separate documents for manual test cases and automated testing scripts.

Test Execution:

The next step is to execute the test scripts prepared in the above step. Testing experts execute test cases in physical devices, or by using software testing tools.

Defect Management:

Testers execute all the cases, and as soon as the bugs start appearing in the system. They are then moved to the development team for removing these bugs.


Testers document all the bugs that they found in the application. this can assist the testers for any

 future reference in the testing process. 

Test Completion:

At the final stage of mobile app development, the application needs to be tested to check if the bugs are properly removed. Any kind of code changes will be made by the developers. This is where testers and developers work together to find solutions to all possible problems appearing in the application. Real-time users can also be involved to get feedback about the application, and how the quality of application can be improved as well.


Social media mobile apps have been popular in this century and the increasing number of mobile app users is also increasing the need for efficient testing efforts. People are now depending on these apps for day-to-day communication, e-commerce, etc. which can only be possible with flawless mobile app testing solutions.

Author Bio:

Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.