Any Twitter user on Android that has downloaded the official client will have soon noticed how his data plan and battery life seem to drain faster than ever. Well, bearing these users in mind, the company of the blue bird has decided to release a lighter version of its app: Twitter Lite.
The lighter version of the social network
To be able to follow all your favorite accounts and handles, including all the unfortunate comments made of Trump's official profile, there's no excuse to do so through the official Android app. The lite version offers us all its basic features but in an optimized manner for phones with fewer possibilities (because not everyone has a Samsung Galaxy S8).
Lower data consumption and mobile resources when it comes to tweeting.
Thus, just like Zuckerberg did with Facebook Lite, we can now make use of an app that won't leave our data consumption and battery life trembling. In fact, we can find all these functions and features in this app:
- Optimization for 2G and 3G networks.
- Minimization of the consumption of mobile data that allows us to download only those images and videos that we really want to view.
- Takes up less than 2 MB of storage space.
- Check your timeline and interact by replying, liking or tweeting just as if you were in the web version or the classic app.
- Explore trending topics and the most popular hashtags.
- Send messages and chat privately with your friends, followers, or any official account that allows you to do so. Bored when WhatsApp is down? Now you know what to do.
- Customize your profile with a picture, description, and location.
- Check your activity history such as tweets, retweets, and multimedia content that you liked or shared.
- Configure your account as private.
- Receive notifications about any social network activity that may affect you (follows, mentions, retweets, likes...).
However, now comes the best part. This app is meant to be for low-end phones to be used on 2G and 3G data networks. So why the hell do I need Android 5.0 to be able to use it?
What's new in the latest version
- The app's developers haven't specified the changes made in the latest version.