In a blog post, the company said that Lite minimizes data usage, and loads quickly on slower connections. Twitter Lite provides the key features of Twitter-your timeline, Tweets, Direct Messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications, and more. To access it, simply visit mobile.twitter.com on your smartphone or tablet: Being browser-based is how Twitter Lite is able to offer those data and space-saving perks.
As a result, Twitter Lite is largely geared to these emerging mobile markets without 4G connectivity and slow and unreliable wireless networks. It also features a further data-saving mode that will blur out any images or videos until the user taps on them to view them.
Twitter Lite is available immediately across the world. The company claims that this can reduce your data usage by up to 70 percent.
These features are beneficial to users in countries where mobile data connections can be slow and inconsistent, and data allocations can be expensive.
Twitter's new mobile experience is a data-friendly, faster way for users to access the micro-blogging site to see what is happening in the world.
One of the biggest social media players, Twitter, has launched a new version of its site designed for less-reliable mobile devices. The company said it optimised it for speed to give it a 30 per cent faster launch time than the standard app and quicker navigation.
Supported browsers include newer versions of Chrome, Firefox, the Android Browser, Microsoft Edge and Opera.
Twitter Lite, a new experience to address the needs of users who may have limited bandwidth and storage capacity, has launched. Targeting the emerging markets, the Twitter Lite aims to work on the challenging networks and also help users save up on data.
In India, for instance, Twitter joined the country's telecom giant, Vodafone, to promote the offering to more than 200 million subscribers-which it hopes will be appealing with the kickoff of cricket season.