Twitter Lite Android App Built for 2G and 3G Networks Launched in India

Twitter today announced the availability of Twitter Lite in India. Twitter Lite is a lightweight version of the original application, built for 2G and 3G networks. Twitter announced the Twitter Lite app long back, but today, it has been made available for Indian users alongside users in 20 other countries. The app is aimed to minimise data usage, load quickly on slower networks and take up less space on a mobile device. Twitter made this app available in India after Facebook and YouTube, which already launched Facebook Lite and YouTube Go lightweight apps in the country.


The app, built for 2G and 3G networks which are still in use in several parts of India, helps a user save on data while using it, like Facebook Lite and YouTube Go, the company said in a statement.

Twitter Lite is Just 3MB in Size

With a much smaller footprint of three megabyte (3MB) installation size, Twitter Lite app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and it will now be available in over 45 countries, it said.

“While using the app on 2G or 3G, you’ll notice that content will load quickly on Twitter Lite. We want to make sure you can see what’s happening no matter what network you’re on,” the company said to PTI.

Twitter Lite Was Launched Last Year in 24 Countries

The micro-blogging site had launched the data-friendly Lite Android app in 24 countries in December last year. About the app’s features, the company said it wanted to ensure that Twitter Lite was accessible to people with data, bandwidth, and device constraints.

“By enabling Data saver, you can control which images and videos load on your phone. 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,” it said.

The company said if users are running low on data and want to save a tweet for later, they can use the ‘Bookmark’ feature, and send the saved tweet when they have more data or a better internet connection.

“Starting today, Twitter Lite supports push notifications, allowing you to keep up with what’s happening around the world,” said the micro-blogging platform that currently has 335 million users.

Twitter Lite Also Comes With Night Mode, Same as Twitter App

The night mode feature gives timeline a darker theme – easier on eyes and to read even during the day, it said. “Threaded Tweets are now available on Twitter Lite. We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time,” said the statement.

Twitter Lite is already available on the Google Play Store for Indian users.

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August 14, 2018 7:55 pm 7:55 PM

jio launch hoo gaya hai bhai, abhi 2g wala app kyun launch kia hai

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 15, 2018 12:24 am 12:24 AM

Jio will turn into 2G if they don’t increase prices of packs to 500.

Priyansh Singh
August 16, 2018 1:56 pm 1:56 PM

+100 Nikhil

August 15, 2018 11:24 am 11:24 AM

They don’t have to Increase the prices, just increase the bandwidth. Also it’s the lack of other operators to provide 4G which is putting pressure on Jio alone. Not sure when the load will stabilize, Avoid is wasting bandwidth by not using it.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 15, 2018 3:22 pm 3:22 PM

Airtel needs to buy some spectrum from BSNL or 700Mhz spectrum for coverage.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 15, 2018 3:11 pm 3:11 PM

If Avoid will shut down 2G and 3G simultaneously;then there will no coming back for them. AVOID VoLTE is not good enough yet. I will advice Avoid to shut down 3G first,then later since 2020 start shutting down 2G. Avoid needs capacity first band 40 and band 41.I hope Void deploys band 41 as fast as possible and shut down 3G to use 4G in that band after that. In this time period,stregthen your portfolio of VoLTE compatible devices and then start shutting down 2G networks.

August 14, 2018 10:55 pm 10:55 PM

They are so far away from reality that they think 2018 is 2010.