Twitter For Mobile Web Looks At Feature Phones And Low-Bandwidth Networks

Editor’s Note: Sure looks like Twitter has finally heard the cries of users from low-bandwidth network areas, and users that can afford high end phones. It’s somewhat a win-win situation, as Twitter get to have more users too. Well here’s a blog post from twitter and we believe it is worth sharing. Whether this becomes a problem for local developers – such as Twhii, working on Twitter client apps is yet to be seen

Twitter for mobile web has been updated ( in an effort to give every person on the planet a consistent Twitter experience. People who access Twitter from feature phones, low-bandwidth networks or older browsers can now enjoy the new version of Twitter that was introduced in December 2011.

In this updated version of, you can see all the Tweets from the accounts you follow in the Home tab and check your @mentions in the Connect tab. You can see what’s trending in the Discover tab, and access your direct messages and Tweets in the Me tab.

Like Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android, is fast, like a native mobile app; it uses one-third less bandwidth than the previous iteration. The new mobile web experience is now live, and will continue to make Twitter the most accessible way to connect with the world, even with the weakest signals and the simplest devices.

Source – Satya Patel, VP of Product (@satyap) Twitter


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