How to Disable Image Preview in Twitter for iOS, Android and OS X

A lot of people use the Twitter app on OS X instead of the traditional, web-based Twitter site. The Twitter app offers more functionality and a better design compared to its web-based counterpart, hence more users. Twitter recently updated its Mac client. It added a bunch of new features, including image previews.

What image previews essentially do is show the images by default in your timeline, similar to what Facebook does. Now, the Image Previews can save you potential time considering that you have to click on a link every time you want to view an image, but this new feature can really clutter up your precious timeline.

This new feature has been introduced on Macs, iOS, Android devices and various Web clients. Now, if you prefer to view your timeline without these image previews, you can disable it on every platform mentioned above, except the Web. Without no further ado, here’s how to do exactly that:

On iOS

1. Open the Twitter app from your home screen.

2. Navigate to the “Me” tab. Select the “Settings” icon.


3. Scrolling down, you’ll find an option to disable Image previews. Switch the toggle to the “Off” position.


On Android

1. Open the Twitter app.

2.┬áNavigate to the “Me” tab. Select the “Settings” icon.


3. Scroll down. Near the end, you’ll find a check box labelled “Disable Image Previews.” Simply uncheck the box.


On Mac (OS X)

1. Open the Twitter app, followed by the Preferences menu.

2. Under the “General” tab, uncheck┬áthe box next to “Image previews.”



Twitter’s new update bought Image Previews to their Mac, Android and iOS apps. This may be a useful feature, but it may be bothersome and can clutter your timeline. By using the tips mentioned above for each respective platform, you’ll be able to remove these image previews from your timeline.

Shujaa Imran
Shujaa Imran

Shujaa Imran is MakeTechEasier's resident Mac tutorial writer. He's currently training to follow his other passion become a commercial pilot. You can check his content out on Youtube

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