Twitter’s data-saving version of the application, Twitter Lite has landed on the Google Play stores of 24 new countries. The social network, today, released its Lite app in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Malaysia, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania and Venezuela after a successful test run in the Philippines.
Twitter Lite app was first launched in Philippines back in September to conduct some on-the-ground user research. The research resulted in positive feedback and users appreciated its small size, ability to use least amount of data and to load quickly.
“Based on these positive results,” Twitter product manager Jesar Shah said, “we have decided to bring it to more people around the world.”
According to the Twitter, the social media platform saw a 50 percent increase in the number of tweets ever since its Lite app debuted. The reason behind the surge is the data-saving version’s quick loading, just a 3MB install size, offline mode and data saver mode.