Back in March, Twitter confirmed it was working on making it possible for iOS and Android users to tweet photos at up to 4K resolution. Up until now, Twitter has only supported photos being uploaded at a cropped resolution of 2048 x 2048, half of what’s supported on the desktop version of Twitter (4096 x 4096). But now that full resolution support is present for iOS and Android users.
The new support is now live for both iOS and Android. With this change, there should be far less low-resolution images shared on the platform. This is easily one of the most oft-requested features for the social platform, so it’s good that Twitter finally got around to fixing it.
Time to Tweet those high res pics –– the option to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS is now available for everyone.
To start uploading and viewing images in 4K, update your high-quality image preferences in “Data usage” settings. https://t.co/XDnWOji3nx
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 21, 2021
As noted in the tweet, users will need to do some tweaking in the Settings of their stock Twitter app on iOS and Android. Open that part of the app, find the “data usage” section, and then make sure to toggle both “high-quality images” and “high-quality image uploads” for both cellular and Wi-Fi. The former option will make sure you can view those full resolution images, while the latter makes it possible to upload and tweet them.
Users can choose whether or not they want to view those full-res images on Wi-Fi-only or on cellular or Wi-Fi. They can even disable the feature altogether, if they want to go that route.
The new feature is now live for Android and iOS users.