In early March, Twitter began allowing a select few users to upload and view 4K images on mobile devices running Android or iOS. Now it’s done by the social network available to all mobile users.
For those who are worried about data that will consume a steady stream of 4K images on your timeline, don’t worry, this is an option you can limit or completely turn off. If you go to the “Data usage” section in the settings, there are two options for “High quality images” and “Quality image uploads”. It is possible to choose between mobile or Wi-Fi network, Wi-Fi network only or Never, if you simply do not want 4K images to appear at all. Depending on your phone or tablet, the images should look much better after 4K is turned on.
Around the same time, Twitter began testing 4K images, the way images are viewed has been improved. Now that you add the image in the Tweeter composer, it will appear exactly as expected in the final tweet. The release of YouTube videos in tweets was also tested.
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Of course, while all prices improve image quality and video playback, the lack of buttons to edit our tweets remains a very desirable feature. This may never happen, but the discovery of the “Cancel Submission” feature last month offers some hope that Twitter is at least thinking and experimenting with editing.