Twitter Lite is the new mobile application to use the social network on low-performance devices.
With this new application It is not even necessary that we have it installed (It really is that there is no Lite application in the Apple Store), because the website itself is enough to take advantage of its advantages. It weighs less than 1 MB, and that is why it even allows you to browse Twitter with unstable web connections. The advantages of doing it on the web are several: progressive web applications are enhanced (the application is developed jointly with Google), at the same time that it does not take up space on the device.
One of the big drawbacks of the traditional Twitter application is that both in its web version and in its native version it is very heavy. And it is that sometimes with a decent 3G connection it goes somewhat slow. In this way, it is not only able to work better on devices with somewhat short features, but it will also reduce data consumption. According to the company itself, this new application spends up to 70% less data and 30% faster.
We can add the icon as if it were a more app
Twitter Lite is a faster, data friendly way for people to use Twitter to see what’s happening in the world.
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— Twitter (@Twitter) April 6, 2017
The best thing is that given the importance that web applications are taking, we will be able to put a direct access to the new mobile application on the home screen. In the photo, the Twitter icon on the left (white background and blue bird) corresponds to the Lite version, while the icon on the right (blue background and blue bird) corresponds to the native version of all life. If we click on the icon of the new Lite version, it will take us directly to the web.
We can access from any browser, either Safari or from another web browser that we have installed. Of course, not only can we enter this new mobile version from iPhone, but if we enter from iPad we will find the same Lite application (even from Android it also works). The computer web version, on the other hand, has not changed at all, or at least for now. Nor are they expected to do so.