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How do you upload 4K photos and videos on Twitter?


Usually, sharing photos and videos on social media sites, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, is a prominent activity for most users, and often everything works well as planned, yet twitter in particular often compresses images when uploaded or cropped, which loses their quality very badly.

This has attracted a lot of criticism from users, which has led it to test a number of new ways to allow users to upload photos and videos in high-quality resolution — up to 4K — in their publications in the phone app for Android and iOS users.

Here's how to upload high-quality photos and videos on Twitter:

Note: The first thing you notice right away when you post a tweet with a photo or just when you tweet, what's posted on your homepage will match what you see in the tweet writing box without any edits or cropping of the image, the second thing is that you can upload photos or videos and view them in up to 4K, and to do so, follow the following steps:

  • Open the Twitter app on your smartphone.
  • On the home page, press the three lines at the top left of the screen.
  • From the menu that appears to you, click on settings and privacy.
  • On the next screen, tap the Data usage option.
  • Under the Images section, click on the High-quality (high-quality images) option.
  • In the pop-up that shows you, select whether you want to upload images up to 4K while using mobile data and Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only, or (none) Never.
  • Repeat the same steps for videos in the Video section below. 


  • Now when you upload a photo or video it will be uploaded in its original quality without any edits from Twitter as it used to be.

Note: Twitter is gradually providing this feature to users, so if you don't have it, update the app to the latest version.