Micro-blogging platform Twitter’s ‘Twitter Lite’ Android application is now available in 21 additional countries (India included). The app, deemed to be data-friendly, is available for download in the Google Play Store. Coming with a relatively minuscule install size of 3Mb, the app can run on both 2G and 3G networks which are still in vogue in many parts of the country. Furthermore, it is helpful in saving data and space, and boots swiftly on uncertain networks. Twitter released a statement on Monday stating, “While using the app on 2G or 3G, you'll notice that content will load quickly on Twitter Lite. We want to make sure you can see what's happening no matter what network you're on,”
Now, the app is available for download in more than 45 countries. It allows the users to control the images and videos loading onto their phone, via its data saver mode."You can still load all the content at any time by hitting 'Load image' or 'Load video', helping you save money and data in real time," added Twitter. It also has a dedicated Bookmarks feature that you can use to save important Tweets for later.
"Twitter Lite supports push notifications, allowing you to keep up with what's happening around the world," said the micro-blogging platform that currently has 335 million users. The night mode feature gives timeline a darker theme -- easier on eyes and to read even during the day.
"Threaded Tweets are now available on Twitter Lite. We've made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time," said the statement.