Twitter’s new “Lite” mobile web-app will help you save data

While social media apps are useful for people who get their news via Twitter or whose job relies on Twitter, there are individuals who both want Twitter but cannot afford to have it. This may be due to lacking storage space in a low-end phone, or perhaps even due to data speed or data cap limitations.

Twitter has updated its online web=app to account for such users, now converting its app into a “progressive-web app. Dubbed Twitter Lite, this new web-app is an effort to enable users in developing countries to be able to access Twitter without sacrificing precious data or storage space. This means that on modern mobile browsers like Google Chrome mobile, users can turn this web-site into an app and receive notifications as if it was a regular app store installed app.

There’s also support for data saving which compresses images and media until they are engaged with in order to increase loading times and reduce data consumption.

While Microsoft Edge mobile does not support notifications or progressive web-apps, Windows mobile users can still make use of the data saving feature on their smartphone Its worth noting that it doesn’t seem to work on older versions of Windows 10 Mobile which get the old mobile web-site, but the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and above get the newer website.

To try out Twitter-lite, visit mobile.twitter.com from your smartphone.

If you’re up for a full featured experience, Twitter for Windows 10 can be found from the store link below.

Twitter
Twitter
Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free

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