[Updated] Twitter ruining image & video quality after uploading still a concern for many, but there's some hope

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 14, 2022) follows:

Twitter is undergoing several changes ever since it was acquired by Elon Musk. However, the new tweaks have not been very well received by some users so far.

Some of the notable changes include a major layoff in the workforce at Twitter and an increase in the Twitter Blue subscription price.

On the top of that, many recently reported bugs such as inability to change their user or display name, Twitter Blue being unavailable even in supported regions, and posts with ‘Status’ disappearing to name a few.


And as if the ongoing issues with Twitter weren’t enough, many users are now reporting yet another problem regarding image and video quality on the platform.

Twitter ruining image & video quality after uploading

According to multiple reports (1, 2, 3) doing rounds, the quality of images and videos isn’t satisfactory for many. Users say that Twitter is ruining the image and video quality after they are uploaded on the platform.

Those affected noted that the quality of images and videos before uploading is much better than what they see after uploading them.


Fam, Twitter needs to tighten up on the video quality. They messing up the vibes for real. Please @elonmusk help a brother out lol (Source)

i swear the quality of my videos aren’t that bad but once uploaded to twitter, it goes downhill (Source)

@Twitter @elonmusk Please fix the video quality. I’m trying to flex but this app is hating on me (Source)

Fortunately, there’s hope. Among the changes that are being implemented across Twitter, some reports hinted that Elon Musk is planning (1, 2) to add paywalls to the videos uploaded to the platform.

And since it’s going to be paid, hopefully, we’ll see an upgrade in the video quality. Furthermore, Elon Musk also said that Twitter Blue can support 42 minutes video at 1080p resolution.

We can do 42 min chunks at 1080 resolution now for new Blue, so you could break up a longer video. The 42 min limit should be fixed next month. How does YouTube monetization work & what could Twitter do better? (Source)

We hope that the media quality on Twitter gets an upgrade and that users get to see high-quality images and videos even after uploading them on the platform.

Rest assured, we will keep an eye on future developments regarding this matter and keep you posted.

Update 1 (November 21, 2022)

12:47 pm (IST): Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to comment on the issue where it is ruining image and video quality after uploading.

Yes, major focus on video overall

Hopefully, people struggling with the issue will find a respite soon according to the above-mentioned statement.

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