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Twitter logo on a Pixel 4 XLSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

We all love to share photos and videos on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and for the most part, everything generally works as planned. Often, however, the images we share on Twitter are over-compressed, squeezed, or cropped in unflattering ways. Thankfully, Twitter is now introducing some new ways for users to upload high quality – even 4K – pictures and videos to Twitter, on both Android and iOS. We’ll show you where these settings are in the Twitter app, so you can share the shots you intend to take once and for all!

How to Upload High Quality 4K Pictures to Twitter for Android

The first improvement you’ll notice right away is when you tweet a picture. The result – or what is posted on the timeline – will match what you see in the Tweet Composer. No more cropped photo surprises!

Second, you can now upload and view 4K images from your Android (or iOS) device. Here’s how!

  1. Open your Twitter app.
  2. Tap on Settings menu icon (three lines) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on Settings and data protection.
  4. Tap on Data consumption.

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    Upload Twitter 4k Android 2Upload Twitter 4k Android 3Source: Android Central

  5. Under Pictures, tap High quality images Choose whether you want to upload pictures with a quality of up to 4K to mobile data and Wi-FI, only Wi-Fi or none.
  6. Repeat for Video.

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    Upload Twitter 4k Android 5Source: Android Central

Now you can be sure that the pictures and videos you upload and view on the Twitter app will be the best possible no matter where you are.

It is important to note that these features are still being rolled out and may not yet be available to all users. If you don’t see them in your app’s settings, please be patient and remember to check the Google Play Store regularly for updates.

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