Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

September 24th, 2017
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Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside

the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million

— and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort to boost those

numbers further.


														
							

The social network is testing a Android app for Twitter Lite, a native app version of a mobile web site Twitter launched earlier this year that uses less mobile data to work. The lighter data load means that the app is especially useful for emerging markets where data networks are often slower and more expensive for consumers to use.

Twitter has confirmed to us that the app is being run currently in test mode in the Philippines (which is where the Twitter user above is located). There, it appears as a separate app in the Google Play Store for devices running Android 5.0 and up; has language support both for English and Filipino; and is usable on 2G and 3G networks.

The app itself appears to have many of the same basic functions of the main Twitter apps — “breaking news, sports scores, and entertainment updates. Interact with brands and your government, easily market your business, quickly provide or receive customer service” and options to view your Timeline, Notifications, the Explore tab, Messages and to customise your profile.

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