Test Your Mobile Communities with the Playground App (Beta)

You can quickly test and preview the in-app experience of your communities before publishing your app with the Playground app. The app is a non-branded version of the Mobile Publisher for Communities app.
Where: This change applies to Lightning communities accessed through Lightning Experience in Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.


We provide this app to customers through a Beta program that activates the app for sandbox orgs. To activate the app, contact your Salesforce sales rep to obtain a courtesy license or log a case in https://help.salesforce.com/home. Because Beta programs are subject to change, we can’t guarantee acceptance. This Beta app isn’t generally available, as referenced in this document or in press releases or public statements. We can’t guarantee general availability within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available features.

When: This Beta app is available in the Spring ‘20 release.

Who: Available for users who request and obtain a courtesy license. Contact your Salesforce sales rep for more information.

Why: We want to make sure that you can test the functionality of your mobile communities before applying your company’s branding assets.

How: The Playground app supports most of the features and functionality of the fully branded Mobile Publisher for Communities app.

  • Persistent login
  • Face ID / Touch ID
  • Push Notifications
  • Upload a file
  • Download a file
  • Share a file

Playground App Login Screen

The Playground app is available for iOS and Android.