Data saving Twitter Lite now available in Kenya
Twitter announced on Monday that Twitter Lite is now available in Kenya in the Google Play store. The social media platform cited slow mobile networks, expensive data plans and lack of space on mobile devices as their reason for coming up with Twitter Lite. “When building new products, we want to make sure what we create allows people to have the best possible experience, no matter where they are,” said Product Manager Jesar Shah.
She said the app minimises data usage, loads quickly on slower networks and takes up less space on electric devices. Shah said it will ease accessibility to people with data, bandwidth and device constraints adding it will help consumers save money and data in real time. “By enabling data saver, you can control the images and videos load on your phone,” she said. “You can still load all this content at any time by hitting “Load image” or “Load video”, helping you save money and data in real time,” Shah said. The new social media platform is built for 2G and 3G networks.
Twitter Lite was released last year in the Google Play Store. Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Lebanon, Morocco and Zimbabwe are the only African countries that have access to it.