Twitter Lite

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Introducing Twitter Lite | Twitter Blogs

Today, we are rolling out Twitter Lite, a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on your device. We also optimized it for speed, with up to 30% faster launch times as well as quicker navigation throughout Twitter. Twitter Lite provides the key features of Twitter—your timeline, Tweets, Direct Messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications, and more. With Twitter Lite, we are making Twitter more accessible to millions of people—all you need is a smartphone or tablet with a browser.
In addition, we have added a data saver mode, which further reduces the amount of mobile data used. In this mode, you will see a preview of images and videos before choosing which ones to fully load. This can reduce your data usage by up to 70%, making it more affordable for you to use Twitter in areas where mobile data is expensive.
Twitter Lite has additional features in Google Chrome and other modern browsers on Android devices. You can now receive a wide range of push notifications, so you’ll be alerted to what’s happening on Twitter throughout the day. Twitter Lite also offers offline support, so you will not be interrupted while using Twitter if you temporarily lose your connection. You can also add Twitter Lite to your device’s home screen, so you can launch Twitter quickly with just one tap.
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Sushubh

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Twitter Lite - Android Apps on Google Play

A faster, data-friendly way to see what’s happening in the world right now.
Get breaking news, sports scores, and entertainment updates. Interact with brands and your government, easily market your business, quickly provide or receive customer service--all while using less of your data plan.

Twitter Lite is fast to install, space- and data-friendly:
Loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks
Minimizes data usage — Turn on data saver mode to download only the images or videos you want to see.
Takes up less space — At an install size under 3MB, Twitter Lite doesn’t take much room on your phone.

Can’t download? Access Twitter Lite on mobile.twitter.com
Learn how to use Twitter Lite in the Help Center

Timeline
- Discover what your favorite sports, news, political, and celebrity personalities are talking about
- Like, share, or reply to Tweets in your timeline
- Write a Tweet to let the world know what’s happening with you

Explore
- See what topics and hashtags are trending now
- Be in the know about pop culture and entertainment

Messages
- Chat privately with friends, followers, your government, and businesses
- Reply to Tweets and photos
- Start a private conversation with anyone who follows you

Profile
- Customize your profile with a photo, description, and location
- Look back at your Tweets, Retweets, replies, media, and likes
- Don’t want to be public? You can make your account private so only people you want can follow you and see your Tweets.

Notifications
- Find out who started following you
- Discover which of your Tweets were liked or Retweeted
- Respond to replies or be alerted to Tweets you were mentioned in

Twitter Lite is currently compatible with devices supporting Android versions 5.0 and above.
 

Sushubh

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it is pretty cool for people who casually use twitter. it does not however solve any of the issues of the progressive web app. and adds an extra issue for someone like me.

for example, it does not add an icon to share to twitter when you try to share something from a third party app. you still need the primary twitter app.

and it removes the browser popup when you long press on a link. i use this functionality to share links to instapaper. i cannot do that inside this app as it does not do anything on long press.
 


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