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Twitter is eating up my data

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jake_Taylor, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I went over my data limit for the first time ever this month, though I'd been getting closer and closer in recent months.

    I checked my phone and Twitter used almost all of it. I haven't really changed any of my habits lately, but it seems like there are more and more videos in my time line that silently play as I scroll through.

    I love using Twitter for keeping up with sports and news out of the house, so does anyone have a solution or am I going to have to avoid it unless I can get on wifi?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Unlimited plans. The only way to go
    Neutral Corner and SnarkShark like this.
  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I guess. It had never been an issue before, but I've been on the same plan for years.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Turn off your Show Images. That'll help immensely.

    (I go over my data limit every month but it's only $15 extra per 1MB. It's worth it to save on home wifi.)
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Much obliged.
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    I hate videos on Twitter, on web pages, wherever. I want to read the damn news, not have some ape with a mic blab at me.
    Neutral Corner likes this.
  7. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm with you...even if I say that while getting off your lawn.
    SpeedTchr likes this.
  8. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    In your Settings > Data in the Twitter app, you can turn off autoplay videos.

    Autoplay is awful.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Pretty funny. No sentence is bad when it includes flouncing.

    Batman likes this.
  10. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Jesus, if twitter is eating up data, what's @YankeeFan paying per month?
    dixiehack and YankeeFan like this.
  11. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Maybe try a third party app, Ive been hunting around looking for one since they started showing junk followers "like" instead of just what they RT.
  12. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    I'd say I'm a fairly heavy Twitter user, probably a 30-60 mins. a day. Over the last month, it's used about 70MBs... hardly a dent in a my 6 GBs per month. Then again, I make darn sure to be on Wifi wherever possible to save my data for when I need it.

    EDIT: Whew, I just checked and saw it used 1.6 gigs over Wifi in the last month, way more than I thought. So I see how it can easily eat up data.
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