How to reduce Twitter data usage on iPhone and Android

If you use the Twitter app from a cellular data connection on your iPhone or Android device, you may be worried about data usage – there are a lot of cat videos out there. Fortunately, Twitter provides an easy-to-enable “data saver” mode to reduce data usage. Here’s how to turn it on.

First, open the Twitter app. In the top left corner of the screen, tap on your profile picture (on Android) or the hamburger button (on iPhone) to open a menu.

On Twitter, click on your hamburger icon or profile picture.

In the menu that appears, tap on “Preferences and privacy.”

In Twitter settings, tap

In “Preferences and privacy,” scroll down and tap “Use data.”

In Twitter settings, tap

In “Data usage,” find the “Data Saver” option and place a check mark next to it (on Android) or switch next to it (on iPhone) to turn it on.

When enabled, Twitter’s “Data Saver” setting will automatically prevent videos from playing, and lower quality images will load.

In Twitter settings, turn it on

After that, tap on the back button twice to exit the settings. The Twitter data saving feature is now active.

If you find yourself with a higher bandwidth connection in the future, you can disable data saving by looking back at Settings and privacy> Data usage and turning on the “Data Saver” option. Happy Tweet!

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