21 more countries have access to Twitter Lite

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For users that want to tweet regularly but live in countries or areas where only 2G and 3G connectivity is available, there’s Twitter Lite.

The less-data intensive version of the social media platform is available in a number of countries, including South Africa, on Android and that list has grown once again.

To that end Twitter has announced that Twitter Lite is now available in a further 21 countries, bringing the total up to 45-plus.

The recently added countries are Argentina, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

As for the features they’ll have access to, Twitter Lite has added a few more functions to the mix.

One of the most significant ones is push notifications, which allows users to be sent alerts on anything happening on the platform, as well as what those they are following are tweeting about.

Along with the push notifications addition, Twitter Lite is 3MB in size which should be a slightly more manageable amount to download. Added to this is the ability to bookmark tweets for reading later, a night mode that has a darker theme and a button to make it easier to create threads.

With Twitter experiencing a recent dip in numbers, it should be interesting to see if Twitter Lite can help the social media platform gain more traction compared to the likes of Facebook Lite.


Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.