The people over at Twitter were eager to find a way to make life easier for Twitter users. They can now proudly say that they’ve achieved their goal. With the introduction of Twitter Lite last year, Twitter introduced a more data-friendly way to see what’s happening in the world through Twitter. Twitter is now rolling out the app to 21 countries, along with new updates.
Twitter Lite now available to 46 countries
Twitter had a mission – to make Twitter faster, accessible, and more data-friendly for its users. All of that was accomplished with the introduction of Twitter’s newest native app, Twitter Lite.
Introducing Twitter Lite on mobile web! 📱
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 6, 2017
The new mobile experience that Twitter Lite offers minimizes data usage, loads quicker on slower connections, and is more resilient on unstable mobile networks. That experience will now be available to 21 additional countries:
- Dominican Republic
Android users that are living in these countries can now download Twitter Lite for free via Google Play.
Don't let data worries keep you from Twitter. Twitter Lite is now in 21 more countries.
Stay informed with push notifications. Save data and space on your device. Turn on night mode. Bookmark Tweets to read later.
Download in the Google Play Store. 👇https://t.co/vt2K81Cnf3
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 13, 2018
This makes Twitter Lite now available in a total of 46 countries.
How Twitter Lite enhances Twitter
Basically, Twitter Lite is a stripped version of the main app which has all the basic functionalities that could appeal to those users who don’t have a lot of data and have relatively poor network coverage. Here are all the benefits that Twitter Lite has to offer:
- Data saver: With the Data Saver option, you have full control over which images and videos load on your phone. You can still have full access to all the content, simply by pressing “Load Image” or “Load Video.”
- Bookmarks: With the “Bookmarks” option you can save the tweets you want to check out for later when you have more data or a better Internet connection.
- 2G or 3G coverage: Twitter Lite is built to support unstable networks. Twitter Lite loads quickly on 2G or 3G networks while saving data and space at the same time.
#TwitterLite is ace for 2g connections
— Tamseel 🎤📲 (@Tamseel_h) August 13, 2018
- Push notifications: From now on, Twitter Lite will also offer push notifications, so that you’ll always be alerted with what’s happening on Twitter throughout the day.
- Offline access: Twitter Lite allows you to keep reading loaded content even if your network cuts out.
The main purpose of Twitter Lite is to make the app accessible to people with data, bandwidth, and device constraints. Twitter Lite won’t take much room from your phone as its install size is a symbolic 3MB. You can use Twitter Lite to get real-time updates on any topic that matters most to you.
Twitter Lite is getting even better
Twitter realized that optimization is vital. That’s why their Twitter version available through Twitter Lite offers far more attractive solutions for users who want to enjoy Twitter in a reasonable manner. This elegant solution includes all the main Twitter functionalities in one optimized app:
- Twitter Lite is optimized for speed, with 30% faster launch times, allowing you to quickly build engagement.
- Twitter Lite provides all the key features of Twitter, including your timeline, tweets, direct messages, trends, media, profiles, notifications, uploads, and more.
- The data saving mode can reduce your data usage by up to 70%, making it affordable for users to use Twitter in areas where mobile data is more expensive.
Twitter Lite is getting even better, as Twitter aims to add more features and make the app more user-friendly.
We are rolling out the following features to https://t.co/AIUgyCj4rs, Twitter Lite, and Twitter for Windows to provide more consistency across platforms. See what’s new. 👇
✔️ night mode
✔️ real time updates on reply, Retweet, and like counts
✔️ updated Tweet compose box
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 22, 2018
Twitter is looking to make even more additional changes that will improve the overall functionality of the app. In the coming months, Twitter will be adding more improvements to the accessibility, design, functionality, safety, and performance of Twitter Lite. If you’re not using the app yet, this is the perfect time to start using the it and enjoy a one-of-a-kind Twitter experience.