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Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

06 October, 2018, 09:27 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Twitter notably has already launched Twitter Lite, which does numerous data saving options natively, however the move to bring them to their mainstream app shows the option would be popular for all users.

Other than free MTN Twitter, the only way to save data on the social media platform was to either install Twitter Lite or rely on the mobile web version.

At this point, most of us have enough data on our mobile phone plans that you don't have to track your usage by the megabyte. When turned on, the feature will disable autoplay for videos as well as will load image in lower quality.


You can grab the updated app right away, although it may take a while to see all the new features. The sole objective of the feature is to let customers take control of how much data the particular app consumes. The app helps save the data but the experience is not quite same as with the main Twitter. The font size is smaller, its lacks support for gestures, it has no navigation drawer and there is also no Night mode support. The microblogging website says that users can easily manage who's in their group messages and has improved how people interact with Polls using VoiceOver.

The most recent Twitter for iOS update, version 7.33, includes the data saver. If you want to view any content in full quality, you can just select drop-down menu in a tweet and choose "Load High Quality". Twitter Lite, for example, uses less than 1MB of storage, and minimizes data usage via a number of data-saving features. Once you have data saver enabled, you can turn it off at anytime. The updated Twitter is available on App Store for the download.

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