Are you a user who might have limited bandwidth or storage capacity?  Twitter Lite, a new experience to address these needs, has launched.

Although there are plenty of people who have a strong and fast internet connection, probably like the folks reading this article, there are many others who don’t have access to fast internet speeds, such as those in certain countries like Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America. Twitter Lite allows these folks the ability to have their needs sufficiently addressed.

Twitter had cited a statistic that shows that 3.8 billion smartphones were in circulation as of the end of 2016.  Nearly half of these smartphone users were running on 2G connections, which is a huge detriment when it comes to using the internet.

Twitter Lite is specifically used on mobile, and is focused on fast loads and minimal data usage, and is “resilient” to mobile networks that aren’t all that reliable.  Twitter Lite uses less than 1MB on your device.  Speed has been optimized as well.

With Twitter Lite, users get:

  • Timelines
  • Tweets
  • Direct messages
  • Trends
  • Profiles
  • Media uploads
  • Notifications
  • And more

Not only that, a data saver mode is available that will hep reduce mobile data to 70 percent.  This allows users to preview images and videos before loading them, which is a huge lifesaver for those countries were data uses can be quite expensive.


Not only that, features in Google Chrome and Android browsers allow for push notifications and offline support so that users an experience Twitter if they’re offline.

Want to learn more? Go to mobile.twitter.com.

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