Today’s technology advances with the speed of light. Thus, many users can easily fall behind the numerous update requests they receive on their mobile gadgets. Twitter noticed this trend and created a lite version of its mobile web network. This time, the app will no longer consume so much data as its original one. As a result, users can tap into a social media platform that grants their wishes faster and saves up lots of mobile data.
The New Lite Version Can Cache Data even When Connection Is Lost
From now on, anyone who has issues with their limit on mobile data can still enjoy a simplified version of a first-tier experience on Twitter. This is because the company decided to introduce a lite version on the market. As of Thursday, everyone can use the streamlined service and enjoy a 30% faster platform.
Even though the project can easily help all people to avoid the frustration of slow connections, the service is primarily intended for developing markets. These can be India, Latin America, and Africa where most consumers are dependent on slow internet performance.
An interesting edge of the improved service is that users can use Twitter features even when their connection drops. This is because the service can cache tweets offline which doesn’t disrupt one’s experience on the social media website despite technical issues. Thus, Android users will continue to receive push notifications through their Google Chrome from lite version.
Twitter Introduced New Data Saver Feature
This time, developers really excelled at finding new ways to cut down on mobile data usage. Another newly implemented feature is called Data Saver. Users can turn this feature on and off whenever they want. However, once it is active, the platform will turn into a list of previews for other users’ videos and photos. People can make a quick impression about the material. If they are interested in a particular content, they can tap it for a full loading. Twitter is confident that with this new option, users will consume 70% less of their mobile data.
The company has been concentrating on developing the new lite version for around six months now. This new service underscores a new trend among Silicon Valley tech companies. Many of them have already turned their products into a more accessible version for emerging countries. Some of the companies in alignment with this new direction are Microsoft and Facebook.
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