Twitter has finally made its 4K image posting and viewing capabilities available on mobile devices, with the most recent feature update allowing users to post and view images in full high resolution on both Android and iOS. Following up on a post from March 10 that announced the opening of consumer tests for the feature earlier this year, Twitter Support officially announced this today. Whether or not this sounds like an important feature to you (or not) is entirely debatable, depending on how particular you are about high-quality images and how good your internet connection is.
Twitter Support clarified on the platform that the feature is now officially available for all users, which should also include all regions. “Everyone now has the ability to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS. Update your high-quality image preferences in “Data usage” settings to start uploading and viewing images in 4K, according to a post on the company’s support channel earlier today.
Users simply need to adjust their data usage settings for the Twitter app on Android and iOS to gain access to the highest quality images available on the app. To do so, go to the quick access pane, tap settings and privacy, and then data usage from the drop-down menu. Users can select ‘high-quality images’ and ‘high-quality image uploads’ for data and Wi-Fi usage to always get access to the full, 4096 x 4096 pixels image resolution, allowing them to both see and post images at the highest resolution. Because the change is on the server end, if you had this option enabled, you should be able to take advantage of the updated resolution by default.
The feature had previously been rolled out to a randomly selected subset of users in specific regions. Given that the company hasn’t announced any region restrictions for the feature, it’s safe to assume that it’ll be a global change that won’t be limited to any specific geographical area.