Hello. In the newest version of the launcher the lowest version of Minecraft available is "release 1.0" but what I want to access is the beta/alpha versions of the game. Does anyone know how to do this or did they remove them from the launcher all together. TIA to anyone who responds.
Tick the checkbox labeled Historical to include versions prior to release 1.0. If you wish to play on a snapshot version, click on Experimental or Snapshots. Both sets are turned off by default to avoid clutter. It's been this way for several versions now.