Starting today, Twitter users on both Android and iOS will now be allowed to tweet and view images at 4K resolution on the app. The social network’s allowance for higher resolution images comes a little more than a month, after it began testing the upload option on mobile devices.
Prior to this, only the web version of Twitter was able to support 4K images, with the mobile versions of the app only capable of supporting half the resolution. That said, not every mobile device is capable of capturing images at 4K resolutions or greater; as a rule of thumb most cameras with a sensor greater than 10MP are capable of the feat. Even more so for the latest iPhone 12 series, since all the sensors in their main camera modules are rated at 12MP.
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
In any case, if you want to upload images at 4K resolution on your Android or iOS device, you’re going to need to enter the Twitter preferences Tab and tick off a few criteria within the Data Usage section. Basically, you’ll need to select if you want to allow 4K resolution photos to be uploaded via your mobile data or only when connected via Wi-Fi.