Newsletter: Twitter Lite Launched In 21 More Countries & Google Voice Gets Redesigned For iOS

Newsletter: Twitter Lite Launched In 21 More Countries & Google Voice Gets Redesigned For iOS

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

One has studied your history. Terrible wars have been fought where millions have died for some idea, freedom. And it seems that something that means so much to so many people would be worth living. ~ Andrew (Bicentennial Man)

TWITTER LITE LAUNCHES IN 21 NEW COUNTRIES FOR DEVELOPING MARKETS

THE STORY

Twitter has finally hit 21 new countries with developing markets to help people stay informed of the daily activities. This reach seems to have been one of the marketing strategies to grab the new market for Twitter.

WHAT IS TWITTER LITE?

Twitter Lite is a lighter version of regular Twitter application. The Twitter Lite application is developed to entertain all the specs smartphones to easily access their Twitter handle. As the regular Twitter application is a bit bulky that has a limited requirement of specs, the Lite version is made to work on a low spec smartphone. The application also works well on older smartphones, which are running on previous versions of their operating systems.

Twitter Lite carries three basic functionalities that set it apart from its regular app. These are that it loads quickly even on a slower network, it uses less data and takes lesser space as it consists of only 3MB in size. You may also opt to switch on the Data Saver mode, which lets you download only those continents, which you wish to see.

HOW IS IT GOING TO HELP TWITTER?

Although, reaching to new countries is going to help their population to stay connected with rest of the world and to be informed about the new incidents and technologies. However, Twitter is also going to get the same number of developing markets. With this launch of Twitter Lite, the company aims to defeat the slow mobile networks and high data prices and get a hold of people over the Internet.

Twitter announced in one of the blog posts that the Lite version of the app has been made available on Google Play Store in places like Argentina, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

The company also adds, “There are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks, expensive data plans, or lack of space on mobile devices. When building new products, we want to make sure what we create allows people to have the best possible experience, no matter where they are.”

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GOOGLE VOICE GETS REDESIGNED FOR iOS AS OF NOW

THE STORY

Google, at Cloud Next 2018, announced that Google Voice was now a part G Suite and shared its redesigned app. That mobile overhaul has started to roll out on iOS with improved features for business users and is expected to be there for Android soon.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE NEW DESIGN OF GOOGLE VOICE?

When it was announced that Google Voice would be a part of G Suite, it is understood that the tool would be complementing the Hangouts Meet video conferencing by rendering a calling option for business users. The new improved version of the app adds multiple features including managing users, setting up call routing, detailed reports etc. Also, at the time of provisioning or porting of numbers, admins can assign to either entire departments or individuals.

This redesigned application also has a significant tweak of mobile applications, it starts with a new icon, which would remind you of the old Hangout Dialer and replaces the older white and light-blue logo. Also, the dark green color in the background is as same as the Hangout Chat and Meet with that toned color found round the rest of the application.

WHAT ARE THE IN-APP CHANGES?

Although, there are not many changes but some significant ones like the “Calls” has become the first tab that you can find at the bottom bar, only if you’re logged in with G Suite account. Also, the “Contacts” section having all the entries from your address book is right next to it. The new redesign lets you add new user without much efforts as you can see the option at the top. Apart from this, “Messages” is now the third tab having “Voicemail” at the right most of the screen, which makes this redesign more of a reorganization of the options and tabs.

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