Twitter starts testing the data-friendly ‘Lite’ version of its app

Many of us struggle with affording internet connection. Data plans are relatively costly for the average man in our country. This has greatly impeded a lot of our browsing expeditions especially on social media. Many of us are skeptical when we surf social media for the sake of data consumption.

This is why Twitter’s Lite Version is big time goodnews for us here in Naija. Twitter is releasing the Lite aimed at emerging markets marked with data incongruences. Twitter has already launched the Twitter Lite in the Philippines. The success of the Twitter Lite in the Philippines would now determine if Twitter would extend it across the world in time to come.

According to a statement from Twitter:

“The Philippines market has slow mobile networks and expensive data plans, while mobile devices with limited storage are still very popular there. Twitter Lite helps to overcome these barriers to usage for Twitter in the Philippines.”

Well talking about the Twitter Lite, it is no much different from the normal Twitter app. You can check news, scores and all that. The Lite according to Twitter, the lite consumes 70% less data when compared to the standard version. One beauty about this Lite is that there is media-free mode. With this mode, you can view preview of videos and images allowing you to decide which media materials to download.

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