Announced The Twitter platform it now allows all users to tweet and view images in 4K across iOS and Android.
Twitter has come a long way when it comes to sharing photos and videos, including ditching TwitPic in favor of its original photography service.
The company is now taking things even further by enabling 4K photos to be uploaded on both iOS and Android.
This means that you can use an iPhone or Android device, choose a picture you want to share, and let everyone see it in the best possible resolution.
The web version of the platform supports high-resolution images (with a resolution of up to 4096 x 4096 pixels), but mobile applications are limited to only half that resolution, and a maximum resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels.
The company had previously started testing 4K images upload to mobile users earlier this year, and it appears that those tests have gone well, as the feature is now rolling out to all users starting today.
Enabling this feature is easy for the Twitter app on both Android and iOS, and it only takes a few clicks.
You must first go to the settings menu in the application, then choose the data usage option, and then enable the high-quality image option in order to display pictures in 4K and enable the option to download high-quality images for tweeting for both the mobile and wireless network.
Twitter is also testing an improved image-sharing design, and this comes after several disagreements over what the algorithm chose to display, and the new post design is still being publicly tested.
The social network last week launched an initiative to analyze the unintended harm of machine learning algorithms for users.
Twitter said: The use of machine learning affects hundreds of millions of tweets every day, and the system can sometimes act differently from what was intended, and these minor shifts affect users, and we want to make sure that we study these changes and use them to build a better product.
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