Twitter Lite is available globally, and many people will end up accessing it without realizing .
Social network, twitter has launched a new data opitimized version of the platform. Twitter Lite is aimed at emerging markets and environments with unreliable internet connectivity. The Twitter Lite version takes up less than a megabyte and comes with a further data saver mode that blurs images and videos until they’re tapped.
Although this version is a stand alone and can be access through web browser, Twitter lite was developed in partnership with google and has extra features on Android which include push notification and when added on the home screen it appears on the home drawer. For those using iOS, the Lite version is also available but does not include the push notification.
According to a report by Reuters Twitter’s aim is for their data consumption to decrease to less than 50 percent. Twitter Lite users can enjoy the same functionalities as the native app including the timeline, tweets, direct messages, profiles, media uploads and notifications.
The app also comes in at less than 1MB — making it well-sized for cheaper handset that don’t have a lot of storage. This initiative could see Twitter grow in emerging markets like Africa and could possibly reach a user base of beyond 1. 86 billion monthly users like Facebook.
Twitter Lite is available globally, and many people will end up accessing it without realizing — it’s the new standard mobile web experience for Twitter.
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