If you’re using the Twitter app over a cellular data connection on your iPhone or Android device, you may be concerned about data usage – there are many cat videos available. Fortunately, Twitter offers an easy to turn on “data saver mode” to reduce data usage. Here’s how to enable it.
First, open the Twitter app. Tap your profile picture (on Android) or the hamburger button (on iPhone) in the top left corner of the screen to open a menu.
In the menu that appears, tap Settings & Privacy.
In Settings & Privacy, scroll down and tap Data Usage.
In “Data Usage”, find the “Data Saver” option and place a check next to it (on Android) or flip the switch next to it (on iPhone) to turn it on.
When enabled, the Twitter “Data Saver” setting will prevent videos from playing automatically and load lower quality images.
Then tap the back button twice to exit Settings. Twitter’s Data Saver feature is now active.
In the future, if you have a higher bandwidth connection, you can turn off Data Saver by revisiting Settings and Privacy> Data Usage and unchecking the “Data Saver” option. Have fun tweeting!
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