Twitter images appear super zoomed in or cropped on mobile app? You aren't alone

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We all know that Twitter has been making headlines ever since Elon Musk took over the micro-blogging site. There have also been a number of attention-grabbing developments too.

While some of them have been well-received, others were outrightly rejected or criticized by the users. The new Twitter font was one of the updates that received enormous backlash.

Twitter images appear super zoomed in on mobile app

And now, a number of Twitter users (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) are complaining about a recent bug that is making the images look weirdly zoomed in or cropped on the mobile app.

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Why are the pics on twitter zoomed in ? Twitter is getting frustrating to use fr, videos keep fuckin up, dms don’t work sometimes, tweets not sending wtf goin on

So I’m not alone (again) with a Twitter bug Idk why the preview crop is like that, it displays normally when you open the image, but without opening it it’s zoomed in and huge

It seems that every time someone clicks on a tweet with a picture, it shows up super zoomed in, and giant. Owing to this, the photo/image in question appears quite pixelated.

The bug is making it difficult to see the images properly. It sometimes leaves them unable to comprehend what they’re looking at.

One even claims that any picture that is in the landscape mode is automatically cropped into a portrait mode with an odd zoom-in. You can see the screenshot attached below for reference:

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It’s worth noting that a similar issue caused a significant backlash a while back. According to reports, ‘full-size image previews’ was replaced by the new ‘cropped image previews’ option.

Although it was soon fixed by Elon Musk in mid-January, it appears that the bug has crept up again.


We’re still unsure if the same feature has been reinstated, but if it has, we hope the team rolls it back at the earliest.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article as soon as we come across new information.

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Riya Madaan

Weaving a little bit of life into the articles I write. No, not really! That's not really possible for a trash writer like me but I still try. Apart from it, I skate, meditate and medicate. Also keep myself away from troubles as I age.