Twitter has launched its data-saving application which is available on Google Play stores across 24 locations worldwide. The social network company has released its Lite App in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania and Venezuela. This launch came after a successful test run in the Philippines.
The company had launched this version in Philippines in September to test the app’s reliability and collect customer feedback, which was positive. People were very happy to see this compact version. They also liked the fact that it was using minimum data to load, specifically in countries where the internet speed is not fast.
Twitter’s Jesar Shah said, “Based on these positive results, we have decided to bring it to more people around the world.”
After the successful debut of Lite this year, the company has seen a fifty percent surge in the number of tweets. This is mainly because of the data-saving feature and faster loading even in 2G and 3G networks. Some other features include the 3 MB installation size, offline mode, and data saver mode, which only loads videos that users desire to view.
All these features make Twitter Lite an ideal platform for people in developing nations where many do not have a high-speed data plan or lack Wi-Fi access.