The beta testing process for macOS 11 Big Sur continues today with the release of the third developer beta. macOS 11 Big Sur beta 3 comes two weeks after the release of the second developer two weeks ago and the original debut of the operating system at WWDC 2020 last week.

macOS Big Sur Beta 3 Details

Developers can update to the third beta of macOS Big Sur by heading to the System Preferences application, then looking for the Software Update option. If you don’t immediately see macOS Big Sur beta 3 available for download, keep checking as the update is still rolling out and could take a few minutes to hit your device.

macOS 11 Big Sur will be released to public beta users sometime this month, according to Apple. Oddly enough, iOS 14 and tvOS 14 were released to public beta users two weeks ago, but there is no sign of the macOS 11 Big Sur or watchOS 7 public betas yet. As of right now, Apple’s Beta Software Program website still lists the macOS 11 Big Sur and watchOS 7 public betas are “coming soon.”

macOS 11 Big Sur is a massive update for the Mac, including a completely redesigned interface, an all-new Messages application, an all-new Control Center and Notification Center, and much more. Curious what Apple’s major software versions will do for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac? Catch up on 9to5Mac’s coverage below:

If you spot any changes in macOS 11 Big Sur beta 3 or the other new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with today’s releases right here at 9to5Mac today and through the rest of the week.

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