How to See Sensitive Content on Twitter?
TL;DR & Summary
To turn on sensitive content on Twitter:
Open & log in to Twitter
Click on 'More'
Go to 'Settings and Privacy'
Navigate & Click on 'Privacy and Safety'
Click on 'Content you see'
Check the box ‘Display media that may contain sensitive content’
Have you ever seen an error message that said “This tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter? If you did, we are sure that you have wondered why.
It happens because Twitter blocks some tweets that people make with a ‘potentially sensitive warning’. The social media giant has several safety tools that do not reveal certain types of content to viewers.
If you don’t mind viewing such kind of content but are unsure as to how to see sensitive content on Twitter, you have arrived at the right place.
In this article, we will guide you through a series of easy-to-follow steps that will help you see your Twitter feed as you like. Let us get started.
Table of Contents
- What Is Sensitive Content on Twitter?
- "This Tweet Might Include Sensitive Content" - What Does It Mean?
- Will I Not Be Able To See Sensitive Content On Twitter?
- How To See Sensitive Content On Twitter? [Web]
- How To See Sensitive Content On Twitter? [Android & IOS]
- How To Enable Sensitive Content On Searches?
- Turn Off The Sensitive Content Warning For Your Tweets
- How to mark media in Tweets as "Sensitive"?
- How to appeal a decision made by Twitter?
- Frequently asked questions
What Is Sensitive Content on Twitter?
Twitter hosts a variety of content that is posted across tweets, images, videos and live streams. You can find almost anything and everything on the platform.
There are accounts that promote kids’ content, memes, official information etc. Similarly, there is no dearth of violent or adult content on Twitter.
So, how does Twitter identify sensitive content in this ocean of information?
The social media giant has guidelines that set apart sensitive content from the rest. According to Twitter, ‘potentially sensitive content is content that other users might not wish to see - such as nudity or violence'.
"This Tweet Might Include Sensitive Content" - What Does It Mean?
Whenever you come across tweets that depict inappropriate content or violence, you are shown a warning that says:
‘This media may contain sensitive material. Your media settings are configured to warn you when media may be sensitive’.
Similar to that, when you see a profile that posts such kind of content regularly, you are likely to see a warning that says:
‘This profile may include potentially sensitive content. You’re seeing this warning because they Tweet potentially sensitive images or language. Do you still want to view it?’
Will I Not Be Able To See Sensitive Content On Twitter?
No, this is just Twitter’s style giving you a heads-up before you view something that seems sensitive. You can either choose to not view it or disable this warning altogether on your devices.
In that case, you will not receive such warnings and your feed will be customized as per your preferences.
You can disable the ‘Sensitive content’ warnings by going through Twitter’s privacy settings. Twitter is compatible with desktop browsers and mobile devices.
How To See Sensitive Content On Twitter? [Web]
To enable viewing sensitive content on Twitter, you should:
Head to Twitter’s website and log in with your credentials.
Once you sign in to your account, click on the ‘More' button. You can find it on the left side of the home screen. It is represented by three dots in a circle.
In the following menu that appears, select the ‘Settings and Privacy’ option.
On the screen that appears next, you will see a list of options on the left. Navigate to ‘Privacy and Safety’ and click on it.
Then, click on ‘Content you see’. You will find this option on the right side of the screen.
Now, look at the top of the screen, check the box that is right next to the ‘Display media that may contain sensitive content’ to disable ‘potentially sensitive content’ warnings for tweets you come across.
Voila! You will no longer be able to see such warnings.
How To See Sensitive Content On Twitter? [Android & IOS]
To avoid the message of this tweet might include sensitive content on your Twitter feed:
Open the Twitter application on your mobile device.
Tap on the profile to view more options.
Scroll and tap on 'Settings and Privacy'.
Navigate and go to 'Privacy and Safety'.
Tap on the option 'Content you see'.
Tick the checkbox that says 'Display media that may contain sensitive content'.
How To Enable Sensitive Content On Searches?
You will be able to enable it on your Twitter Android Application and Web Application. But, unfortunately, it is not possible on IOS devices.
To enable sensitive content on searches in your Android App, follow these steps from 1 to 5. To see all search results, uncheck the box ‘Hide Sensitive Content’ and you are good to go!
If you want to enable sensitive content on search via Web Application :
Go to Twitter's official website.
Click on 'More' to see more options.
Go to 'Settings and Privacy' which contains application and privacy settings.
Tap on 'Privacy and Safety' that concerns your privacy on Twitter.
Click 'Content You See' wherein the content on your Twitter feed can be configured.
Go To 'Search Settings' to modify it.
Uncheck the box on 'Hide Sensitive Content'.
Turn Off The Sensitive Content Warning For Your Tweets
If Twitter is marking your tweets as 'Sensitive' content, you certainly have a way out. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Open the Twitter application.
Click on 'More' to view multiple options.
Go to 'Settings and Privacy' in it.
Click on 'Privacy and Safety' to modify your privacy-oriented settings.
Go to the 'Your Tweets' option that controls how your tweet is processed.
Uncheck the checkbox that says 'Mark Media You Tweet as Containing Material That May Be sensitive'.
NOTE: If Twitter finds out you are taking advantage of this feature, yet you post sensitive content, you might be blocked to use this feature in the future.
How to mark media in Tweets as "Sensitive"?
If you by any chance have to publish any sensitive media on Twitter, you should mark it accordingly.
Here's how to mark media sensitive on Twitter, before publishing:
On the Twitter home feed, tap on new Tweet button in bottom right
Tap on 'Tweet' to start a new Tweet
Enter a text if required. Tap on gallery icon in bottom left of the Tweet editor
Select the image from your gallery & tap on three dots menu in bottom right
Filter window will open, tap on the flag icon in bottom right of your screen
Tap on the checkbox against 'Sensitive'
Tap Done in top right corner of your screen
Tap Save in top right corner of your screen. Ensure you've properly checked the 'Sensitive' flag by looking for Flag icon in bottom right
Notice the Flag on your media.
Tap 'Tweet' to publish the 'Sensitive' media on Twitter
How to appeal a decision made by Twitter?
If someone reports your tweet as Sensitive and twitter takes down your profile, you can sure appeal against the suspension. Make sure the tweet doesn't have any sensitive media that would be against Twitter content policies.
If your tweets are repeatedly reported as misleading/sensitive, Twitter might permanently Mark media you Tweet as 'Sensitive'. There's no way to appeal against that.
Similar to other apps like Instagram, Snapchat, etc, Twitter also has a strict policy with respect to inappropriate content.
But, instead of completely removing the content from their website it allows the user to control what they see. So Twitter simply puts a layer of "This Tweet Might Include Sensitive Content" so you can either choose to see it or not.
Hence, you can either turn your sensitive content viewing 'ON' or 'OFF' as you wish. Follow the above-mentioned steps to take control of what you see on Twitter.
In any case, allowing users to protect their info on social media apps is extremely important. In the past, we have written guides on Instagram stalker apps & ways to see if someone has taken a screenshot of your story on Insta!
Frequently asked questions
How can I see sensitive content on Twitter on the app?
While the publisher marks sensitive content as 'Sensitive' at the time of tweeting. You can still opt to view sensitive content. Access media settings under 'Settings and Privacy' under Twitter settings.
How do I turn off sensitive content on Twitter?
If you wish to turn off seeing sensitive content on Twitter feed, you can go to Privacy and safety, scroll down to 'Safety' option & deselect/uncheck 'Display media that may contain sensitive content'
What if I don't change my media settings and post sensitive media?
If one of your tweets with sensitive media is reported by any user, twitter will review and take necessary actions. If the media is actually sensitive and not marked as 'Sensitive', a flag will be added and may also change your settings, where "Sensitive" flag will be added to all tweets by default.
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