24 More Countries Get Twitter Lite

The install size for Twitter Lite is less than 3 megabytes

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Twitter Lite, the streamlined mobile web experiences for users with poor connectivity introduced by the social network in April, is now available in 24 more countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Product manager Jesar Shah announced in a blog post that Twitter Lite is now available via the Google Play Store in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania and Venezuela.

Twitter Lite accommodates slower connections by loading quickly on 2G and 3G networks and providing offline support in case connections are temporarily lost.

The slimmed-down mobile web experience also minimizes data usage and offers a data saver mode enabling users to download only the images and videos they want to see.

The install size for Twitter Lite is less than 3 megabytes.

Shah said in her blog post, “We wanted to make Twitter Lite more discoverable, so in September, we tested making it available in the Google Play Store in the Philippines. Through on-the-ground user research and Play Store reviews, we received a lot of valuable feedback. People using the application valued its small size, quick loading and minimal data usage. Based on these positive results, we have decided to bring it to more people around the world.”

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.