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Twitter Lite is a data-friendly mobile web app that's optimized for speed

Twitter Lite is aimed at users in emerging markets. It loads quickly on slower connections, minimizes data usage, and takes up less than 1MB on your device.

Published onApril 6, 2017

In hopes of getting more users on board, Twitter has recently announced a new mobile web experience called Twitter Lite. It loads quickly on slower connections, minimizes data usage, and takes up less than 1 MB on your device.

Twitter Lite is mainly aimed at users in emerging markets across Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa who have to deal with slower mobile networks and expensive data plans. The company says that it is optimized for speed and should launch 30 percent faster when compared with the standard version of the social network.

Twitter Lite is a faster, data friendly way for people to use Twitter to see what’s happening in the world.
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 6, 2017

It has quite a few features one would expect, as you are able to view your timeline, tweet, send direct messages, view profiles as well as trends, upload images, and more. As this is a lite version, some functionalities, like video uploading, for example, are not supported.

You can now add photos, videos, and GIFs to your retweets
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Twitter Lite also has a useful data saver mode, which allows you to see a preview of images and videos and lets you choose which ones you want to download. The company claims that this can reduce your data usage by up to 70 percent.

If you’re using it in Google Chrome on an Android device, you have the option of receiving a wide range of push notifications. You can also add Twitter Lite to your home screen if you plan on using it often, as that will allow you to launch it quickly with just a tap.

Twitter Lite is already available to users around the world. If you want to try it out, all you have to do is visit on your mobile device.

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