Twitter has officially launched the Lite version of its mobile browsing app. This app will let you use Twitter without wasting too much of your mobile data or space.
If you wish to use any service to its full potential, then you will have to be willing to give up a large chunk of your mobile data and storage space. So to tackle this issue, Twitter came out with its Lite app. This version of the app will let you use Twitter on your phone without sacrificing either of the two.
As the name suggest, the app will provide you with a lightweight experience of the regular version of the app. And it is 30% faster than anything else. Twitter Lite is a JacaScript application that has a footprint of less than 1 MB. You can easily use it on 2G network without any issues.
You need not worry about cutting down on your twitter experience too, as the Lite version of the app isn’t a half baked version. It allows you to check your timeline and notifications, send and receive Direct Messages, check trends, upload media and even receives push notifications.
The best past of the Lite version is its Data Saver mode. When you turn on the data Saver mode, you save up to 70% of your data usage. To do so, the app only shows you a small preview of the image or video before diving into the full experience.
The push notifications part is reserved for Android only for now. That is in browsers such as Google Chrome or anything modern. It might disappoint some users, but still, we have hopes that this feature will eventually roll out to other platforms as well.
Currently, the Lite version of the Twitter app is in the process of being rolled out for everyone.