Earlier this week, Twitter announced its new service dubbed as Twitter Lite, a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on your device. it is optimized for speed, with up to 30% faster launch times as well as quicker navigation throughout Twitter.
Twitter Lite provides the key features of Twitter—your timeline, Tweets, Direct Messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications, and more. With Twitter Lite, we are making Twitter more accessible to millions of people—all you need is a smartphone or tablet with a browser.
Twitter Lite is a faster, data friendly way for people to use Twitter to see what’s happening in the world.
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 6, 2017
Instant access to Twitter:
* Accessible via the web — Because Twitter Lite is on the mobile web, it works on most smartphones and tablets without an App Store or Google Play account. You won’t need an email account or credit card either.
Fast to install, space- and data-friendly:
* Quick and light — At under 1MB, Twitter Lite loads quickly (even over poor networks) and takes up less space on your phone.
* Automatic updates — Twitter Lite automatically updates to the latest version.
* Control your data — Turn on data saver mode to use even less data by downloading only the images or videos you want to see.
It works just like the App:
* One-tap access from your home screen — Add Twitter Lite to your home screen to access it at any time with one tap.
* Push Notifications — Push Notifications keep you informed whether or not Twitter Lite is open.
* Offline access — Keep reading loaded content even if your network cuts out.
* Safe browsing — Safe web browsing gives you privacy and peace of mind.
Twitter Lite is now globally available via mobile.twitter.com and supports 42 languages including six Indic languages: Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Twitter inc, has further partnered with Vodafone in India to provide live cricket updates via a specially curated Twitter timeline to their smartphone customers as the T20 cricket season kicks off. Cricket is one of the most talked about topics in India with over 10.6 million Tweets about the Indian Premier League (IPL) during last year’s season. This special Twitter timeline will feature top Tweets from cricket leagues, teams, players, and commentators to give cricket fans among Vodafone’s over 200 million subscribers across the country a compelling reason to use Twitter Lite to get real-time info and commentary about this popular sport.
Speaking at the launch in Delhi today, Avneesh Khosla, Executive Vice President, Products & Services, Vodafone India said, “We are happy to partner Twitter to offer this innovative service to our customers. It will enable our customers to access a selection of curated Twitter content in their area of interest – first with cricket and more to come across other genre. Throughout this 10th season of IPL, our customers can look forward to enjoying some great content using Twitter Lite on Vodafone SuperNet.”
Here’s how Twitter Lite works for the Vodafone customised cricket timeline experience:
If you are a cricket fan on Vodafone, you will receive an SMS alert with a link to the special curated timeline on Twitter Lite where you can get live updates on the T20 cricket season.
You can also choose to enable the data saver mode on Twitter Lite to reduce data usage and enjoy real-time cricket content in an affordable manner at any time. In this mode, fans will see a preview of images and videos before choosing which ones to fully load.
In addition, on the Android platform, there’s no fear of missing out as you can choose to be alerted via push notifications to what’s happening in your Twitter network or what people are talking about during the T20 season.
Even when you temporarily lose connectivity, Twitter Lite will offer offline support, so you will never be interrupted while reviewing the latest cricket match updates in the specially curated Twitter timeline.
To easily access the special cricket timeline on Twitter Lite throughout the T20 season, follow the prompt to add Twitter Lite to your phone’s home screen to quickly launch the app with just one tap. For those who have the native app already installed with faster devices and connection speeds, you can easily move from the web experience to the native app.
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