Twitter is probably the largest social media network after Facebook. People around the globe use Twitter to get involved and keep up to date with the latest news, world events, trend stories, music, politics and much more. But staying online to use Twitter would become a challenge for users in developing countries where internet coverage is slow and expensive. Then Twitter launched its lightweight version, known as Twitter Lite. Compared to the standard application, it is relatively fast and uses less data. It offers the core features of Twitter like the timeline, tweets, notifications, search options, direct messages, profiles and more. It works perfectly on the slow Internet. In this article we will explain how to use Twitter Lite in a Debian based operating system.

Some features of Twitter Lite are as follows:

  • Loads quickly
  • Key features of Twitter
  • Minimize data usage
  • Takes less storage space
  • Can work on slower network connections
  • Supports push notifications
  • Offline support

We have used Debian10 for describing the procedure mentioned in this article.

Step 1: Launch Chrome browser in your system. Then type the following address in the address bar of your browser.

https://mobile.twitter.com/

Then, tap the three-dot icon in the top bar of the browser window to open the main menu. Then click on the Install Twitter option.

Twitter Mobile

Step 2: You will get a pop-up asking whether you want to install the app. Click on the Install button to install the app.

Install Twitter App

Once installed, you will find the new Twitter app icon in your applications menu.

Step 3: To launch the newly installed Twitter Lite app from the application menu. Press Windows key on your keyboard, here you will notice the Twitter icon. Click on it to open the Twitter Lite app.

Twitter Icon

It will instantly launch the Twitter lite app.

Twitter Lite app on Debian

There is another feature available in twitter known as Data saver mode that you can use to reduce the data usage. When enabled, images load at lower resolution and videos do not autoplay. To enable it, click on the three horizontal dots on the left side of the twitter app as shown below. Twitter Lite settings

You will see the Data saver option at the top. Enable the feature by selecting the checkbox next to it.

Enable Data Saver

Uninstall Twitter Lite

To uninstall Twitter Lite, click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the app. Then click Uninstall Twitter.

That is all there is to it! In this article, we have learned how to use Twitter Lite in Debian 10. Overall, it is a good app with all core functionalities along with the instant loading and lower data consumption feature.

 

How to use Twitter Lite in Debian 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn