Twitter launches 'Lite' mobile web service that's faster and more data-friendly

  • Twitter launches 'Lite' mobile web service that's faster and more data-friendly

Twitter launches 'Lite' mobile web service that's faster and more data-friendly

And this remark by the company's Product Manager, Patrick Traughber, explains why: "45% of mobile connections are still on slower 2G networks".

Moreover, Lite offers several key features, such as Direct Messages (DM), tweets, timeline, media uploads, and notifications.

Traughber said: "No matter where you are in the world, we want to make Twitter the best way for you to get real-time updates on news, sports, entertainment, politics, and other topics that matter most to you". Twitter says its Lite version will load the data much faster and would consume 40% less data than normal use and up to 70% less when the data-saving mode is turned on. There's also a data saver mode that'll blur images until you tap on them to view the full photo.

This is found especially in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa.

Twitter Lite can be accessed through mobile.twitter.com on smartphones or tablets.

Twitter is making it easier for users to keep on tweeting even when they have a poor data connection.

Enter Twitter Lite, which not only requires less data, but promises 30 percent faster launch times and quicker navigation throughout the platform.

Twitter Lite is a new, lightweight way to access Twitter. Twitter Lite will send out push notifications from Google Chrome as well as other modern Android browsers.

So, how does Twitter Lite save on data?

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.

Twitter today released its "Lite" version of the app to the general public. Facebook has a lite version for both the main Facebook app and its Messenger app. Microsoft offers a lite version of Skype for users in India.

Twitter has partnered with Vodafone India to provide a special curated link that loads a customized the T20 cricket timeline experience. For example, new compression formats are being experimented with that could reduce data use even further.