Twitter Lite launched in 21 more countries, giving people in emerging markets a way to stay informed.
Built for 2G and 3G networks, Twitter Lite has an install size of 3MB, which helps save data and space, load fast on slow networks
The slimmed down version of the app has been added to the Google Play Store in places like Argentina, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen and Zimbabwe, the company announced in a blog post.
Twitter Lite is built for 2G and 3G networks, and hence will benefit a lot of users in India as many parts of the country still use 2G and 3G networks. With an install size of 3MB, Twitter Lite saves data and space, also also loads fast on slow networks.
It also added push notifications and threaded tweets. Its data saver mode also allows people to manually load images and video, so you can save data.
Last May, Google said that people use it 50 percent more than the earlier version, and view 60 percent more pages. It also loads 30 percent faster, and people ditch it 10 percent less.
The app was already available in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Israel, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia and Venezuela. Users can simply download the app from Google Play that is only 3 MB in size.
The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. It is currently compatible with devices supporting Android versions 5.0 and above.
“There are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks, expensive data plans, or lack of space on mobile devices,” the company wrote in its blog post.
“When building new products, we want to make sure what we create allows people to have the best possible experience, no matter where they are.”
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