First introduced as a Progressive Web App roughly eight months ago, Twitter Lite rolled out to the Philippine Play Store as an Android app last September. While the Twitter Lite hosts features pretty much identical to the PWA, 24 more countries will get to download the app through the Play Store.
Twitter Lite rolling out to 24 more countries today
The Twitter Lite app starts getting pushed out today to the following countries:
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.
Below is Twitter’s announcement tweet:
We’re bringing Twitter Lite to the Google Play Store in 24 more countries!
It minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, and installs in less than 3MB on your Android device.https://t.co/kXLb0RyXWv
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 1, 2017
With the new Twitter client iteration, users in developing countries can conserve data. In fact, Twitter built and optimized the app for developing countries.
On the other hand, users outside the 24 countries might be looking for a compact, lightweight Twitter client. Simply type in mobile.twitter.com onto the browser’s address bar, and install the app. Because it functions exactly the same as an APK, users can access it from anywhere worldwide. In addition, they can also add it to the home screen and app drawer.
Thus, for residents of the 24 countries mentioned who would like to get an update-able APK through the Play Store, just open the app, search, and download. Otherwise, take a look at APK Mirror now.