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How to see sensitive content on Twitter? (Web and App)

Twitter is a social media with an audience of all ages and nations. As a result, Twitter has flagged tweets consisting of adult content, violence, or nudity from kids under the legal age of 18 as “Sensitive content” in order to filter them or just send a warning to those people who are interested in these subjects.

On the other hand, some Twitter users wish to see sensitive content and are not afraid of the consequences. In this text, we will see how to change sensitive content on Twitter, how to view it, and how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter.

how to see sensitive content on twitter

What Is “Sensitive Content” on Twitter?

According to Twitter’s official website, “Sensitive Content” can be defined as “potentially sensitive content that other users may not wish to see, such as violence or nudity.” As we can understand, this sensitive content can include pornography content (or any sexuality-related media, blackmailing, threats, and words that can cross the red lines of Twitter’s servers.

Generally speaking, Twitter is a more anything-goes social media compared to Facebook, but it doesn’t mean that users can ignore all available social network taboos onTwitter.

Why does Twitter show “this Tweet might include sensitive content”?

If you send one of mentioned content to any account on Twitter, you will get a message saying;

“This media may contain sensitive material.”

Or

“This Tweet might include sensitive content.”

By default, if you send a Tweet containing “Sensitive Content,” you will be punished by the server, and it can be as murderous as blocking your account.  Oftentimes it happens with users who try to buy Twitter followers from any scammers and they get sensitive content in a link or otherwise. So It is recommended for accounts posting such content to flag their account to avoid getting suspended by Twitter.

How to turn off sensitive content on Twitter?

Before answering the question “How to turn off sensitive content on Twitter?”, you should know that this option is only available on the Web-based version of Twitter and the Android app. This means that you cannot turn off sensitive content on your iOS Twitter app (on iPhone or iPad).

To turn off sensitive content on the Twitter web, follow these steps;

  1. First, open the Twitter website via one of your web browsers
  2. Next, click on the “More” button on the left side of the screen (with a three-dots icon)
  3. Now, choose the “Settings and Privacy” option from the pop-up menu.
  4. After that, click on “Content You See.”
  5. Finally, check the box next to the “Display Media That May Contain Sensitive Content” to disable the warning for tweets on top of the screen.

How to turn off sensitive content on Twitter with your Android phone? Just follow these steps;

  1. First, open the navigation menu icon on the top-left corner of the screen, and click on the “Settings and Privacy” option.
  2. Now, open “Privacy and safety settings” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Safety category, you can see the option “Display media that may contain sensitive content.” You need to slide the bar beside it to the right, and as a result, you are able to see sensitive tweets without any warning.

Why can’t I see sensitive content on Twitter?

Most of the time, you cannot see sensitive content on Twitter because the setting for “Display media that may contain sensitive content” is off for you. All you need is to read the following sections and turn on the option on your device.

If the “sensitive content” option is turned on and you still have a problem with viewing sensitive content, possibly there is a problem with your app (if you usually visit tweets on your phone).

How to see sensitive content on Twitter web?

To see sensitive content on the Twitter web, follow these steps;

  1. First, open your web browser, go to Twitter, and log into your account.
  2. Now, click on the three-dotted “More options” icon on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen, and click on the “Settings and privacy” option.
  3. Next, choose the “Privacy and safety settings” option from the menu.
  4. After that, click on the “Content you see” tab and check the box next to the option with the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” caption.
  5. Finally, go to “Search Setting” and uncheck the hide sensitive content box. Now you can see sensitive Twitter content on your device.

How to see sensitive content on Twitter app?

To see sensitive content on Twitter appwith your phone, follow these steps;

  1. Open your Twitter app, and tap on the “Setting and Privacy” icon after clicking on your profile avatar in the left corner.
  2. Now, click on the three-dotted “More options” icon on the navigation bar on the left side of your phone screen, and click on the “Settings and privacy” option.
  3. Next, choose the “Privacy and safety settings” option from the menu.
  4. After that, click on the “Content you see” tab and check the box next to the option with the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” caption.
  5. Finally, go to “Search Setting” and uncheck the hide sensitive content box. Now you can see sensitive Twitter content on your phone.

Summary

Thank you for reading. To summarize the content, it is recommended to avoid viewing sensitive content on Twitter, as you can get violated, abused, and even more. However, if you are still determined to see these tweets, you need to take all caution and dangers, and after reading this guide you now know how to see sensitive content on twitter.

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George D.Harrison
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