Twitter Lite releases in 24 more countries

Twitter Lite

Twitter Lite releases in 24 more countries

Twitter says they've seen an increase in engagement of around 50% of tweets sent from Twitter Lite, and so they chose to expand it to more countries, specifically Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania, and Venezuela.

Twitter is driving out its "Lite" version, after a successful trial in the Philippines.

The announcement was made by Jesar Shah, the product manager at Twitter, via the company's blog.

If you live in any of these countries, you can try out Twitter Lite by downloading it from the Google Play Store.

A number of big companies have sought to optimize their apps for developing markets in recent years, companies such as Google with its YouTube Go app and Facebook with Facebook Lite.

Also, in case the Twitter Lite app for Android is unavailable in your country, you can still access the web-based version of Twitter Lite by heading over to mobile.twitter.com from the web browser installed on your smartphone or tablet.

The app also allows users to decide which tweets, videos or photos to download so that excess mobile data isn't used downloading everything that is normally featured on the site. The Twitter Lite web version is already available in all parts of the world. Additionally, the app is quick to load on a slow connection.

Reduces install size to under 3MB to avoid taking up too much room on a mobile device. In contrast, the standard Twitter app for Android takes 23MB of space.

Twitter says its experiment in the Philippines has led to a greater than 50% increase in tweets. Download Twitter Lite from the Play Store today!

The social media giant has 330 million active users every month. All these benefits encouraged Twitter to release it globally.

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