I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m on a constant quest to free up my phone storage. And use less data. And find free WiFi. Which makes the news of Twitter’s brand new web experience (created for people just like me) all the sweeter! According to their announcement, it will minimize data usage, load quickly on slower connections, be resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and take up less space on your phone.
Prayers answered? I’d say so.
While taking up less than 1MB on your device, Twitter Lite is optimized for speed without sacrificing any of the features you know and love. You will still be able to see your timeline and notifications, send tweets and direct messages, check out trends, and access the media uploads that truly brings the platform to life. This is due to Twitter Lite’s data saver mode—just opt to turn on the setting on your device, and you will be allowed to preview images and videos before choosing which you’d like to load fully.
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
And it’s easy! Twitter Lite is available globally, just by visiting mobile.twitter.com on your web-enabled smartphone or tablet. Navigate to the site, log in (or sign-up if you haven’t already!) and voila – you are connected to the world, receiving real-time updates on news, sports, entertainment, politics and more.
So who benefits from Twitter Lite? While everyday users will surely revel in its storage-saving, data-protecting, fast-moving functionality, those who live in markets where access to the web is not easily attainable will have the opportunity to experience Twitter for the first time on their mobile devices. A win-win for everyone involved.
Will you use Twitter Lite in your everyday life? Tweet us @Socialfly and let us know!