Twitter is one of the most trendings and buzzing social media platform. You can follow the celebrities, get instant feed about the politicians and can also get the insights of your favorite sportsperson. The app is really handy to know what is going around in the world. A year ago this trending social media platform came with a new application which is called, Twitter Lite. Now you must be wondering why a new application? What makes Twitter Lite different from Twitter? So to satisfy our curiosity lets quickly dive in!
What is Twitter Lite
Twitter Lite is an application which has been specially designed to save data. It has many more features along with the data saver feature, but the data saver feature made it recognizable in the market. There are still a lot of people all over the globe who use budget smartphones or have access to relatively slower data networkers or have limited data to use. Twitter Lite is a 3 MB application which is certainly a boon to the budget smartphones as budget smartphones suffer from the problem of less storage. Apart from this, the data saver feature can lower your data usage for around 70%.
How to enable Data Saver
Like the Twitter app, Twitter Lite also has four icons at the top- Home, search, notifications, and messages. To turn on the data saver option, which is disabled by default, follow the following steps.
- Click on the profile icon; a drop-down list appears on the screen.
- In the drop-down list look for Data Saver option and tap on it.
On tapping the Data Saver option, a new page opens up with two options on the screen. The two options are –
- Data save –When enabled twitter uses less mobile data.
- No image previews in the timeline – When enabled, preview images are removed from your timeline to save even more data. You will still be able to view full image by tapping a Tweet.
- Now, enable the first option that is Data Save.
As soon as you select this option and go back to the feed, you will see that all the images and videos in the news feed will become blurred with an option to load image/load video highlighted on them respectively. If you click on these blur pictures to load them only then will they get loaded? In this way, this option can save a lot of your mobile data which is wasted in downloading all those unnecessary images and videos.
- Now, click on the next option on the page which is No image previews in the
On enabling this option, you won’t even be able to see thumbnails of pictures or videos. Instead, you will see URLs of images and videos. This will save more data.
Twitter Lite will be a prime choice of the user with a weak signal but still contributing to the twitter world.