Twitter has introduced Twitter Lite, a mobile web version of the social platform we all know about and use throughout out day. The purpose of Twitter Lite is to provide a cleaner and more simplistic interface when compared to web, with reduced performance that will in turn provide less battery and data consumption.
If you use Twitter frequently, it or your browser may be listed under the “battery” section on your phone, as to what’s causing the most battery drain. It may also use a handful of your monthly data allowance allowed by your carrier. Twitter Lite has been designed with the primary purpose of being user-friendly in both the battery and data consumption departments.
Twitter Lite takes a slightly altered appearance that’s simpler to navigate. The best part about it, however, is its equipped ‘data saver’ mode accessible through settings, which when turned on will restrict processes to help save the user from going over his/her data limit. You’ll notice right off the bat that GIF images and videos will no longer load or play automatically. Twitter Lite will even tell you how much data will be used on certain actions before you take them. Android users will also enjoy the added benefit of web push notifications on Chrome, thus allowing one to receive notifications without having the actual Twitter app installed. This was not possible before.