It has emerged that Twitter has finally allowed Android users to upload 4K photos. As reported by Android Police this will come as great news to all those users sick of not being able to upload high-quality images to the platform.
Most of the media attention that Twitter has received in recent months has surrounded the spread of misinformation. With the Presidential election and the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of cracking down on its spread has never been higher.
Most recently Twitter was able to take action against misinformation spread by likes. They did so by attaching warning labels to posts before users could like them. The company hoped this would stop inaccurate posts gaining popularity.
Another area of expansion for Twitter has been into audio. The new Spaces feature is set to roll out on Twitter this year and to further that end the company has bought the podcast app Breaker.
Now though it looks like Twitter is back to placing more focus on its technical aspects of UI. This news of Twitter allowing Android users to upload in 4K will come as a big relief.
It has been over a year since this same feature became available to iOS users. As a result, those on Android will probably feel somewhat neglected. However, that wait has now come to an end.
Twitter to finally roll out 4K uploads for Android users
The new feature appears to be live on Twitter beta v8.76 and above. When the feature rolled out on iOS you had to press and hold on an image to load the image in higher quality. However, it seems that this is not the case for Android users.
Instead, the option is available in the 3-dot menu you see when uploading an image. This makes the feature just that bit more accessible to those not aware of its rollout.
In order to set your device up to upload 4K images, you will have to take a couple of steps first. If you go to Settings and privacy > Data usage > High-quality image upload you will be able to select whether you want to be able to upload high-resolution images only using Mobile data or Wi-Fi, or with whichever is available.
Overall, it is nice to see this feature finally come to Android, however, ultimately disappointing that it took so long. Hopefully, in the future, we will not experience any similar wait times compared to the roll out to iOS users.