How-To Geek

View Large Versions of Twitter Avatar Pics in Chrome

Do you have to squint in order to make out the details in some Twitter avatar pics? See how easy it is to zoom/enlarge an avatar pic with the Twitter Photo Zoom extension for Google Chrome.

As you can see in the image above, the enlarged version really stands out and is easy to view. To see the larger version simply hover your mouse over the avatar pic and enjoy the view. One thing to keep in mind is that the large view of some avatar pics may vary in size (based on the size of the original image uploaded by a particular user).

This is definitely a fun and useful extension to have for anyone who enjoys looking closely at or may be curious about a particular avatar pic. You may be surprised at just what you can see in the enlarged versions!

Note: Once you have installed the extension you will need to refresh your Twitter tab if you had it open before the installation.

Twitter Photo Zoom [Google Chrome Extensions]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/15/10

Comments (6)

  1. Hatryst

    That’s good, but low resolution pictures would get pixelated, right?

  2. AsianAngel

    @Hatryst – I have been using the extension for about two months now and so far have not seen a single pixelated image. As stated in the article some of the “enlarged versions” were small because of the pics people uploaded but every one of them has been sharp and clear for me. ^_^

  3. Will

    If you click their icon on their profile you can see the large picture as well.

  4. AsianAngel

    @Will – You can see a somewhat larger pic on the profile pages, but not as big as this extension can show them though. ^_^ I have had quite a bit of fun with this extension and “found” some interesting background “material” in a few avatar pics! ~_^ It is worth having around just for those “little treasures” waiting to be seen. ^_^

  5. jama

    I’ll try this at home, but does it work for FB and other programs?

  6. AsianAngel

    @jama – The extension was made specifically for Twitter only. :(

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