The Twitter app now allows you to upload and view images in 4K. Here’s how to change your settings.
Have you ever tried to zoom in on a photo you uploaded on Twitter only to find it gets blurry really quick? There’s a reason for that.
When uploading photos to Twitter using the mobile app, it defaults to standard quality. Images in standard quality aren’t bad, especially for people who use their mobile data to upload images.
But if you’d like a higher resolution, there’s some good news: it is now possible to post pictures and view them in 4K quality on Twitter. Here’s how…
How to Enable 4K Photo Uploads on Twitter
After a successful test of the 4K photo upload capability, Twitter has rolled out the feature to all users. Here’s how to enable it on your device:Image Gallery (3 Images)
- Swipe to the right or tap on the hamburger menu in the top left corner to open the navigation menu.
- Tap on Settings and privacy.
- Select Data Usage.
- Tap on High-quality images uploads.
- You’ll be presented with three options: Mobile data & Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only, and Never. Choose the option you prefer.
You can also choose when you want to view 4K photos by tapping on High-quality images, right below the High-quality images uploads option.
These 4K images offer clearer, sharper pictures with more details than the default resolution. But before you enable the feature, it helps to be aware of the effects of doing so.
What to Know Before Enabling 4K Photos Upload/Viewing
There are a couple of reasons why you may want to hold back from enabling the 4K upload and viewing capability on your device. Let’s talk about the most important two…
Higher Data Consumption
If you’re trying to minimize your data usage, you’re better off sticking to the default upload resolution. Uploading and viewing photos on 4K resolution on Twitter will consume a lot more data than the standard upload setting.
However, you can get around this by choosing the Wi-Fi only option. This way the app only loads 4K images when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Slower Load Times
4K images are generally larger than the default upload standard. And as a result, they take longer to load.
You’re unlikely to notice this on a very fast network, but if you ever need to access Twitter with a slower connection, you may notice the difference in load times—which can be frustrating.
Get the Most Out of Twitter by Enabling 4K Images
The ability to upload and view 4K images on Twitter is definitely a plus for the social network. If you’re a pixel peeper and would prefer to upload and view photos in the best quality possible, feel free to enable 4K photo upload and viewing.
However, if you’re watching your data consumption, it’s best to leave the high-quality image setting off—or better still set to Wi-Fi only. This way you can upload and view images on 4K without affecting your mobile data balance.