Twitter adds Data Saver feature to its Android and iOS apps

By | 4th October 2018
Twitter app Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Twitter apps for Android and iOS have been updated to help give you more control over the app's data consumption.

Twitter has added a new feature called Data Saver to its Android and iOS apps. When activated, the feature will help lower the Twitter app's data usage, meaning it'll be a little less hard on your data allotment.

"When enabled, videos won't autoplay and lower-quality images load," says Twitter about Data Saver. "This automatically reduces your data usage for all Twitter accounts on this device."

Data Saver is a nice addition to the mobile Twitter app. While some carriers now offer unlimited data plans, there are still lots of folks out there with a monthly allotment of cellular data, and so they've got to be a bit careful about how they use that data. With this Data Saver feature, Twitter users can continue to browse Twitter and view its content while conserving data in case they need it in the future.

According to the release notes for today's Twitter update in the iOS App Store, this new version of Twitter also includes:

  • A simpler way to manage who's in your group messages
  • Improvements to how people interact with polls using VoiceOver
  • Better labels for certain types of ads