Now upload 4K Twitter images from your Twitter account

April 29, 2021

The way Twitter handles its media uploads upsets many photo enthusiasts. The platform supports images of up to 5MB size only. As such, many users fall short of experiencing the best quality images for their social feeds. Fortunately, the company is set to do away with this major gripe. If you have a collection of higher-res photos waiting to be shared, update your high-quality image preferences in settings. Find out how to enable 4K Twitter images support for your Twitter account.

Twitter 4K Images

How to upload 4K Twitter images and videos from your Twitter handle?

Twitter’s Data Usage settings now feature options to upload and view 4K images when you upload them to the site. The setting is available on both platforms, Android and iOS, and available for everyone. Read how to enable high-quality Twitter images and video support on your device.

  1. Launch the Twitter App for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Data Usage.
  4. Tap High-quality images.
  5. Choose the desired option.
  6. Similarly, tap High-quality video.
  7. Enable the desired option.
  8. Save your changes.

Twitter users have often complained, high-quality image upload on the network has been nothing short of a nightmare to them, a leading reason why photographers stop short of sharing their work on the platform.  

How to post 4K pictures on Twitter?

Launch the Twitter app. Make sure you are running the latest version of the app on your device.

Settings Twitter
Settings Twitter

Go to Twitter Settings (visible as the cog-wheel icon in the upper-right corner of your app screen.

Scroll down to the General section of Twitter settings.

Twitter Data Usage Settings
Twitter Data Usage Settings

From the list of options displayed, choose Data usage option.

High Quality Image Uploads
High Quality Image Uploads

When directed to a new screen, tap the High-quality image uploads option.

High quality Images Network Selection
High quality Images Network Selection

Then, enable 4K twitter post image uploads when on a cellular or Wi-Fi network.

Similarly, do the same for a High-quality video setting.

Prior to this change in scheme, Twitter supported photos upload at a lower resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels, nearly half of what’s allowed for the Desktop variants (4096 x 4096 pixels.

Hope that makes sense!


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