Twitter, unlike other social media apps, allows the posting of potentially sensitive content that does not breach its guidelines. However, the post’s media will be concealed and labeled by Twitter with “The following media may contain sensitive material”. The content will only be accessible to you if you disable your filter for those tweets. If you are fine with seeing tweets that may be sensitive, it is helpful to learn how to turn off the sensitive content filter on Twitter.
In this guide, we will teach you how to toggle the feature and other relevant ways to manage what you see on the Twitter app.
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There are different ways to remove your Twitter account’s content filter for potentially sensitive content. Also, all are easy to familiarize with. Here are the tutorials you need for doing so.
If you prefer to turn off the feature but not for your entire Twitter feed, that is possible. Here’s how to turn off the sensitive content filter for a specific Twitter post:
1. Make sure you are logged in to your Twitter app.
2. On your home feed or another Twitter user’s profile, find the specific sensitive post you want to see.
3. On the post’s content warning, hit “View” instead of “Always show me sensitive media”.
*The former option lets you see the sensitive media of that specific post, while the latter is a shortcut for completely disabling your Twitter account’s filter for all sensitive content.
If you have pressed “View”, you can now see the content tagged as sensitive by Twitter. Every time you encounter the post, the media it features will no longer be hidden from your view. That is even if you come back to the app after closing it.
If seeing potentially sensitive content all over Twitter does not bother you, you can disable the overall content filter for your account. You already know from the previous tutorial that clicking the “Always show me sensitive media” option on a post is one way to do it. So, let’s now discuss how to turn off the sensitive content filter on Twitter via the in-app settings menu.
To see any potentially sensitive content on Twitter, follow these easy instructions:
1. Head to the Twitter app via your gadget’s home dashboard.
2. Log in to your profile on the platform.
3. Press your avatar on the top-left corner of the app interface.
4. Once the menu slides out, press “Settings and privacy”.
5. On the next page, hit “Privacy and safety”.
6. Under “Your Twitter activity”, choose “Content you see”.
7. On the next page, move the slider to the opposite direction for it to turn blue.
Once the slider button is blue, you have successfully disabled the sensitive content filter on your Twitter account. That means you will see any potentially sensitive content or media in full, whether you come across it on someone else’s profile or your account’s home feed.
Anytime you want to revert the setting, follow steps 1 to 6. But when you go back to the “Content you see” section, swipe the slider to the opposite direction for it to turn gray and reactivate the filter for sensitive content.
What if it is your tweets that are marked as sensitive by Twitter? Can you remove the filter? The answer to this depends on your tweet. If the content is considered sensitive in terms of Twitter’s standards, Twitter’s media filter warning message stays. Thus, it is still up to your audience to view the media or not. If you are sure the content is not sensitive, the slider button for marking all your tweets as sensitive might be on — which is why Twitter puts the warning on your posts.
In case you did not know, Twitter lets account owners opt to filter in advance their own tweets that feature potentially sensitive content. Here is how to turn the setting off:
1. Make sure you are logged in to your Twitter profile.
2. Press your account avatar afterward.
3. On the side menu, pick “Settings and privacy”.
4. Press “Privacy and safety”.
5. Check out the “Your Tweets” option.
6. Move to the left (off status) the slider for marking your tweets as sensitive.
If there are still problems with tweet visibility, try to fix the Twitter app — exit then launch it, free up space on its cache, or update it to clear any bugs. You can also search the Twitter Help Center for other solutions.
If you are now letting tweets display potentially sensitive media, and no longer want any restrictions affecting the configuration, check if you have set your Twitter account to mute tweets based on words too. If that muting feature is enabled, you won’t see any tweets (be they marked sensitive or not) which contain words you have muted. You won’t get alerted about those getting tweeted either.
To unmute tweets containing blocked words, do the following:
1. Access the Twitter app via your account.
2. Press your avatar on the interface.
3. Navigate down the side menu and press “Settings and privacy”.
4. Tap “Mute and block” under the “Your Twitter activity” section.
5. Select “Muted words” afterward.
6. Tap the word to unmute.
7. Under the “Edit muted word” section, press “Delete word”.
8. On the “Unmute phrase?” pop-up prompt, press “Unmute”.
To unmute all words you blocked before, repeat the steps for each of them.
Control Tweet Visibility with Ease
Tweets may be sensitive or not, depending on who views them. That is why Twitter lets you control what appears and does not appear on your feed. However, that may be a challenging task with many relevant settings you have to toggle. Thankfully, you now have our guide on how to turn off or on the sensitive content filter on Twitter with ease.
Also interested in changing your Twitter profile visibility setting? Read our walkthrough on how to make your Twitter account private too!