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How to Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter in 5 Easy Steps!

By Rameen Zeeshan · 5 min read

Last Updated on December 12, 2022

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Twitter is one of the world's largest social media platforms, with more than 200 million daily active users and $5.1 billion in revenue as of December 2021.

Twitter has approximately 450 million monthly active users, and this social media platform is the most common opinion leaders platform. Twitter is a platform that provides a variety of content. It provides the latest and most authentic information compared to other social media platforms.

Here, you can find educational content, kids' content, and even potentially sensitive content. The company is relatively open to graphic content compared to Facebook and Instagram, but there are certain restrictions that users must follow. Twitter has restrictions on Not Safe For Work (NSFW) content like violence or nudity. The platform is against any sensationalization of news or sexual violence and wants to protect users from any psychological impact of such posts.

If you use Twitter, you might have encountered a warning that says, “This tweet might include sensitive content.” This warning is set by default regardless of your tweets or account details. Many people don’t mind seeing this warning. On the other hand, a lot of people are okay with watching sensitive content.

In this article, we will explain how you can turn off this potentially sensitive content warning on Twitter.

What is Considered Potentially Sensitive Content on Twitter?

Before knowing how to turn off sensitive content, you should know what is labeled as sensitive content.

Potentially sensitive content is content that people might not want to see. As you can grasp from the definition, it is very subjective. In terms of content, Twitter is one of the very versatile social media platforms where you can find a variety of content that may be formal or informal.

As said earlier, Twitter gives more liberty to post content than other platforms like Facebook and Instagram. But, it does ban content that may be considered illegal or sexually exploited.

However, it provides you with complete control to personalize your feed according to your desire. So, you can easily turn off the sensitive content warning while using Twitter.

How to Turn off Sensitive Content Warnings on Twitter

To see sensitive content on Twitter, you need to change some settings from your account.

Follow these steps to turn off the sensitive content warning in a few easy steps.

Step 1

First, log in to your Twitter account from your Twitter app or web.

Step 2

The next step is to select the profile icon from the right of the navigation bar at the top. After selecting the profile icon, your account info menu will be opened.

There, you will find an option there that says “Settings and Privacy.”

Select that option, and Ta-da! You’ve completed this step.

Step 3

Once you select the Settings and Privacy option, you will find many options there.

Select the “Privacy and safety” option from there.

Step 4

After opening the privacy and safety settings, you will find a ton of options there; select the “Content you see” option.

Step 5

From here, you will find a box.

You can turn off the sensitive content warning by checking (ticking) the box for “Display media that may contain sensitive content.”

Once you get that box checked, you will be able to see the sensitive content on social media.

Congrats! You have turned off the sensitive content warning on Twitter, and now you can see that content without warning.

You can still turn on this setting any time you want by unchecking the box.

How to Mark Your Tweets as Potentially Sensitive

Now that you’ve learned how to turn off the sensitive content warning on Twitter let’s get to know how you can mark your Tweets as potentially sensitive if you upload content regularly that can be marked as sensitive.

Here are the steps that you may follow to do so:

Step 1

Head over to the settings options as stated in the previous step.

Step 2

Tap the “Privacy Settings” option.

Step 3

Select “Your Tweets.”

Step 4

Here you will find the ‘Mark Media You Tweet As Having Material That May Be Sensitive’ option. Click this option to mark your tweets as potentially sensitive.

We hope you have learned how to disable and re-enable sensitive content on Twitter using the methods above.

However, you should also consider other users and create a great community on your social media platform because this is what social media is all about.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Can’t I See Sensitive Content on Twitter?

You might not be able to see the sensitive content on Twitter because of your account settings.

Change your account settings as described above and you will see the sensitive content on your Twitter account.

Are Expletives Allowed While Using Twitter?

In general, the use of expletives depends on the context. If you're just hanging out with your friends, you should be fine.

However, using profanity in an indiscriminate manner can get you into serious trouble on Twitter and get your profile banned.

Will I Not be Able to See Sensitive Content if a Warning Appears?

No, it's Twitter's style of warning you before showing anything it deems sensitive. You can choose not to see it, or you can disable this warning entirely on your device by using the above method. In this case, such a warning will not be displayed, and the feed will be customized to your liking.

Key Takeaways!

Twitter, like other apps like Instagram and Snapchat, has strict policies regarding inappropriate content.

However, instead of removing content from the website entirely, it allows users to control what they see. So Twitter just puts a layer that says, "This tweet may contain sensitive content," and you can choose to show it or not.

Therefore, you can "turn on" or "turn off" the display of sensitive content according to your needs. Follow the steps explained in this article to control what you see on Twitter.