Twitter Lite, a lighter version of the popular Twitter app launched last year, has continued to spread to more countries. On Monday, Twitter announced that the app is now in 21 more countries, bringing the total to more than 45 in all since it was launched.
“Today we are excited to announce we’re expanding to 21 more countries,” Twitter announced in a blog post on Monday.
Last December, Twitter announced that an additional 24 countries had been added to the number; but adding a further 21 just nine months after shows how fast the app is growing. Countries like Argentina, Ghana, Morocco, and Romania were among those added on Monday. Other countries added include, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
The expansion into more territories is not the only update that was made to Twitter Lite, users in those countries where the app is being used can now access some cool new features.
Push notifications: The app now supports push notifications, which allows you to keep up with what is happening around the world.
Threads: Threaded Tweets are now available on Twitter Lite, and is now 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.
Data saver: Accessibility is one of the major reasons why a lighter version of the main app was launched in the first place, and the microblogging company has enabled Data saver so you can control which images and videos load on your phone. You can still load all this content at any time by hitting “Load image” or “Load video”, helping you save money and data in real time.
Bookmarks: Bookmarks is an easy-to-use feature that allows you to save important Tweets for later, for when you have more data or a better internet connection.
Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as an app to help minimize data usage and enable faster downloads. The app has proved to be generally reliable in areas with poor internet connection, and works even when the connection is poor. Despite boasting some of the key features you would find in the primary app, Twitter continues to improve Lite by adding some more features.
Twitter users in the Philippines the were first to have a feel of the app last year when it was eventually made available. Twitter is targeting users in countries with unreliable internet connection. The app too has been designed specifically to consume less mobile data, while delivering almost similar performance as the main Twitter app. In terms of size, Twitter Lite is only 3MB, and won’t consume too much of your hardware resources.