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How to See Sensitive Content on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most open social media platforms, but it still blocks adult content by default to protect younger users. If you want the unblocked experience, keep reading to learn how to see sensitive content on Twitter. And use strong security software like Avast One to block malware and avoid dangerous websites so you can scroll through Twitter in peace.

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Written by Crissy Joshua
Published on March 10, 2023

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What is sensitive content on Twitter?

As a social media giant, Twitter hosts a variety of moderated content that’s classified as “sensitive.” Adult themes are permitted to a certain extent, but not in high visibility areas, so people who want to view and share sensitive tweets need to alter their privacy settings.

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    Twitter’s sensitive media policy stipulates that people who don’t want to view inappropriate content can easily avoid it. Users under 18 are automatically restricted from tweets not deemed appropriate.

    Under the policy, Twitter doesn’t allow the following sensitive media content under any circumstances:

    1. Graphic content

    2. Adult nudity and sexual behavior

    3. Violent sexual conduct

    4. Bestiality and necrophilia

    5. Gratuitous gore

    How to see sensitive content on Twitter

    If you’re 18 or over — and have included your birth date on your profile — you can adjust your privacy and safety settings to view sensitive content.

    Here’s how to allow sensitive content on Twitter:

    1. Log into Twitter and tap your avatar (or click More on desktop).

    2. Tap Settings and Support and choose Settings and privacy from the dropdown menu.

      To allow sensitive content on Twitter, go to More > Settings and Support > Settings and privacy.
    3. Tap Privacy and safety, then Content you see.

      Click Privacy and safety > Content you see
    4. Check the box Display media that may contain sensitive content. (In case you want to know how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter, just uncheck this box).

      Check the box Display media that may contain sensitive content.

    If you’re viewing sensitive content on Twitter, you may want to hide what you’re looking at. To do this, choose one of the best privacy browsers that will block or delete browser cookies, and stop web tracking.

    Why does the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” warning show on Twitter?

    Twitter’s sensitive content policy doesn’t allow adult content to be posted in live videos, profile headers, list banner images, or community cover photos. And if you share this kind of content, you have to mark each relevant Tweet, or your entire account, as sensitive. Doing this will place a warning message over your images and videos: “This tweet might include sensitive content.”

    If a user hasn’t marked a tweet as sensitive but Twitter detects sensitive content, it will also show the warning.

    How to enable sensitive content in Twitter searches

    Here’s how to change sensitive content settings on Twitter so that potentially sensitive tweets will appear in your searches:

    1. Log into Twitter and tap your avatar (or click More on desktop).

    2. Tap Settings and Support and choose Settings and privacy from the dropdown menu.

      To enable sensitive content in your Twitter searches, go to More > Settings and Support > Settings and privacy.
    3. Tap Privacy and safety, then Content you see.

      Click Privacy and safety > Content you see
    4. Tap Search settings.

      Click Search settings
    5. Uncheck Hide sensitive content.

      Uncheck Hide sensitive content

    Now that you know how to allow sensitive content on Twitter searches, make sure you stay safe on the platform — and on every site — by not oversharing personal info or clicking shady links that may allow cybercriminals to steal your identity. If you do fall victim, be sure to file an identity theft report. Then, find and remove personal information online to prevent identity theft in the future.

    How to remove the sensitive content warning from your tweets

    Are your tweets popping up with the sensitive content warning? If you want to turn this off — and your posts aren’t sensitive — you’ll need to know how to change privacy and safety settings on Twitter. Just remember, if you regularly post sensitive content, Twitter expects you to mark your account as such.

    Here’s how to change privacy settings on Twitter to remove content warnings:

    1. Log into Twitter and tap your avatar (or click More on desktop).

    2. Tap Settings and Support and choose Settings and privacy from the dropdown menu.

      To remove the sensitive content warning, go to More > Settings and Support > Settings and privacy.
    3. Click Privacy and safety, then Your Tweets.

      Click Privacy and safety > Your Tweets
    4. Uncheck the option to Mark media you Tweet as having material that may be sensitive.

      To remove Twitter's sensitive content warning, uncheck the option to Mark media you Tweet as having material that may be sensitive.

    Even if you don’t post tweets that are deemed sensitive, be careful what you share online. Cyberthieves can learn a lot about you from your social media accounts, so stay as private as possible.

    You can set your Twitter account to private, just like you can make your Instagram profile private. And even if you’ve enabled “Do Not Track” on your browser, that isn’t effective at preventing advanced online tracking techniques. You need a reliable security app to protect your activity while you move around the internet, tweeting or getting into anything else.

    Stay protected wherever you are online

    While Twitter is a secure platform, it contains millions of links to other websites, found in all types of tweets. Whenever you’re online, use comprehensive security software like Avast One to make sure the links you click and websites you visit are safe. Install Avast One today — completely free — and explore the web safely.

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    10-03-2023
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