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Twitter Launches TwitterLite

Millions of people around the world use Twitter every day to see what is currently happening and to stay updated. However, there are barriers to the facility, which include slow internet connections, costly data, and even the lack of storage capacity. End of 2016 saw the number of smartphone users at 3.8 billion, with 45% of these connections on slow 2G networks, according to GSMA
Taking these drawbacks into consideration, Twitter has very recently rolled out TwitterLite, a new mobile web experience that minimizes data usage, loads much faster, doesn’t lose connectivity on unreliable mobile networks and uses less than 1 MB on your device. It has also been optimized for speed, with a 30% faster launch time and quicker navigation within Twitter. It provides the key features of Twitter i.e. the timeline, tweets, direct messages, profiles and media uploads. Twitter is now available to a large section of people who are still on developing networks. TwitterLite is meant to be a faster, data friendly way for people to stay updated. It also comes with a data saver mode, which will further reduce the data consumption. In this mode, users can see previews of images and videos before choosing which one to load. This is estimated to save on data usage by up to 70%, making it affordable in places where data is quite expensive.
TwitterLite has additional features on Chrome and other modern Android browsers. A wide range of push notifications are available, making it easy to stay updated with the new. Also offering offline support, it enables the user to stay uninterrupted while using Twitter, if they temporarily lose their connection. TwitterLite can also be launched quickly with just a tap from the device’s home-screen.
Starting today, TwitterLite will be made available globally by visiting mobile.twitter.com on a smartphone or a tablet. More information is available on lite.twitter.com
Today in India, Twitter has partnered with Vodafone to promote TwitterLite to their 200 million customers, as a way to get live sports updates on the Indian Premier League cricket matches, teams, and players. TwitterLite truly is a great way for many people in emerging markets across Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa to experience Twitter for the first time on their mobile devices. Seems like no matter where you are in the world, Twitter wants to be the best way for you to get instant updates on news, entertainment, politics, or any topic that would matter most to you.

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