Social Media is a brilliant platform for everyone but can be tricky for users who have slow internet connections or unreliable mobile networks. Earlier in April, Twitter introduced their lite version of the app termed as ‘Twitter Lite’. It was well accepted by the users as more people are able to Tweet.
TWITTER LITE’S EXPANSION
The first Twitter Lite App was tested in the Philippines, known for their dodgy internet connections. And now, after getting positive reviews from the users, Twitter Lite is being rolled out in 24 countries.
Twitter Product Manager, Jesar Shah said,
Through on-the-ground user research and Play Store reviews, we received a lot of valuable feedback. People using the app valued its small size, quick loading, and minimal data usage. Based on these positive results, we have decided to bring it to more people around the world.
Twitter Lite is expanding across said, Africa, the Middle East, some parts of Europe and Latin America. They also offer offline support if users do not have an Internet connection.
VERY LIGHT AND COMES WITH DATA SAVER MODE
The Twitter Lite App is just 3MB in size and has been optimized for speed. It loads at a good speed on 2G and 3G networks and also saves data if you switch on the Save Data mode. Using the Data Saver means not all the videos and images are downloaded but that is not a problem at all.
As Twitter launched its Lite version, tweets sent have increased by more than 50% since it’s inception and resulted in 50% more Twitter engagement.
BEST FOR LOW INTERNET CONNECTIONS
It is expected that the Twitter Lite app will soon be available in some parts of India too and in all developing countries where the Internet is slower than the norm.
If you are traveling, you may want to download Twitter Lite too. In fact, you can have both apps on your phone – Twitter and Twitter Lite. If you are not a Twitter user, take a look at it and you will be impressed.
Twitter is up there along with Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube with close to 350 million users worldwide. Twitter Lite is sure to increase that number.