OMG! Ubuntu!: How to use Twitter Lite as a Desktop Twitter Client. “If you use Google Chrome on Linux, and you happen to be a big Twitter user, here’s a neat little tip. Twitter Lite is the social networking service’s alternative mobile app designed to low-data, low-end mobile devices. It’s a progressive web app designed for mobile but, thanks to open-standards, works in any modern web browser, and on any device, Ubuntu desktop included.” You don’t need to be using Ubu to take advantage of this. Looks like if you’re using Chrome, you can follow the steps.