Twitter has recently been testing a Twitter Lite mobile app as a way to get more users involved in the platform, especially those in parts of the world without consistently high-speed data connections. The results? Actually pretty good.
Twitter has seen a 50% growth in tweets from Twitter Lite since April, and they’ve been hard at work adding new features and improvements to the stripped down application. The approach is pretty similar to YouTube Go, and it’s working out for both Twitter and Google.
Since the early release has done so well, the social media company is now rolling out Twitter Lite to several more countries. The list includes 24 new locations around the world, although you still won’t be able to get it in places like the US. Much like other lightweight clients of social media apps, these are pretty strictly designed for places with slower internet, so if you can access the full version of an app, that’s what the companies want you to do.
The full list includes 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. If you’re in any of those places, you can stroll over to the Play Store and grab the app.