Twitter says that bad data connections, expensive plans, and a lack of storage on mobile devices are some of the biggest barriers to accessing its service.
The Lite web app has been data-optimized in such a way that Twitter claims it can save up to 70 percent data by loading 30 percent faster on 3G phones.
According to GSMA, 45% of mobile connections are still using 2G networks, making the web browsing experience a less-than-ideal affair.
As a web based version of Twitter, you can simply navigate to mobile.twitter.com to take advantage of the data saving features starting today.
Twitter Lite can be accessed in 42 languages, according to the company including six Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati, and Marathi. However, users who access the service without a mobile app likely wouldn't have tuned into those streams anyway.
Twitter Lite has an added data saver mode which further reduces the amount of mobile date used.
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It has quite a few features one would expect, as you are able to view your timeline, tweet, send direct messages, view profiles as well as trends, upload images, and more.
Twitter is out there looking to help people save their data by coming out with a Lite version of the main Twitter page, aptly named Twitter Lite. Twitter Lite is less than 1MB, so it should load well even on a slower connection.
The lite version of Twitter is not a standard application, though - it is a web app.
Twitter launched a new mobile website Thursday that promises faster load times and less data consumption. When activated, this mode displays previews of images and videos which can be loaded for viewing by tapping on them. Surprisingly enough, iOS users will not get notifications while using the lite version of the service.
Twitter has also partnered with Vodafone to provide live cricket updates via a specially curated Twitter timeline to their smartphone customers as the T20 cricket season kicks off.