Twitter is a great place to share news, information, ideas, and GIFs. However, sometimes, the platform can get a little crazy. Things you may feel are sensitive content can appear on your Twitter feed. While some might be opposed to the unwanted Tweets, others, however, may want to see the sensitive content Twitter users offer.
If you don’t mind sensitive Tweets, follow the steps we outline below and learn how to see sensitive content on Twitter. Of course, we’ll also give you a few more tips to better curate your Twitter feed.
What is Sensitive Content on Twitter?
Before we dive into our tutorial, let’s take a moment to inform you of the things you may see when you un-hide sensitive content on Twitter.
The company automatically marks some content as sensitive, while other content gets hidden by the author. Even when you follow the steps below to let Twitter know you want to see sensitive content, you may find sensitive content warnings on your feed.
Some content on Twitter is outright banned. The company will automatically remove Tweets that depict violence, assault, and hate speech. However, sensitive content warnings on Twitter are a bit of a grey area. Some NSFW (Not Safe for Work) content is okay. Nudity, adult content, and even some violence are acceptable on the platform.
If you want to see everything Twitter has to offer, you can un-hide sensitive content by following the steps outlined below.
How to See Sensitive Content on Twitter on the Web Browser
If you prefer to see everything that users post, you may need to change some Twitter settings so the platform doesn’t automatically hide Tweets from you. Fortunately, the steps are quite simple. Do this to see sensitive content on Twitter:
Step 1: Click the Menu Icon
When you open Twitter and log into your account, you’ll see a menu to the left. Several icons appear, including your Home option, notifications, DMs, and more.
Below the profile icon is a circle button with three dots. That’s your Twitter settings menu. Tap it.
Step 2: Click Settings and Privacy
A new drop-down menu will appear when you click the Twitter menu button. Click Settings and Support. Then, a new menu will appear where you can click the Settings and Privacy option.
Step 3: Click Privacy and Safety
Now, a new menu appears. You’ll see more options to choose from, but the one we’re looking for is about halfway down the page. Click the Privacy and Safety option.
Step 4: Click Content You See
Now, we’re almost done. Click Content you See in the Privacy and Safety menu.
Step 5: Check the Box
Finally, the new page has a Display media that may contain sensitive content box. If you click that box, you will reveal sensitive content on Twitter.
Helpful Hint: Click the other options on this page to further curate your Twitter feed based on your topics and interests.
How to Curate Content on the Twitter Mobile App
If you, like many others, prefer to use the Twitter mobile app, you’ll notice there isn’t an option to enable sensitive Tweets in the mobile app. However, you can still curate some aspects of your Twitter feed. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Open the Twitter Settings
Following the same steps above for accessing the Twitter settings, tap your profile icon in the upper left corner. Then, select Settings and Support. Finally, tap Settings and privacy.
Step 2: Tap Privacy and Safety
Tap Privacy and safety in the new menu that appears.
Step 3: Tap Content You See
You’ll see Content you see at the top of the Privacy and Safety menu. Tap it.
Step 4: Change Topics, Interests, and Location-Based Tweets
Finally, click each of the three options and moderate your Twitter feed.
How to Report Sensitive Content on Twitter
After you reveal sensitive content, you may realize that some Tweets violate Twitter’s rules. If you feel like the company missed a sensitive Tweet that should be removed, you can report it. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Tap the Three Dots
Locate the Tweet, and tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner of the Tweet.
Step 2: Tap Report
Now, you’ll see a small menu. This menu has several options. Choose the Report option. The Report option in the menu varies, though. For example, you may see Report Ad or Report Tweet. No matter the version you see, tap the Report option that you see.
Helpful Hint: Consider muting or reporting the person before reporting the Tweet. Although some Tweets do violate Twitter’s guidelines, oftentimes, they don’t.
Step 3: Follow the Prompts
The final steps for reporting a Tweet depend on the content and guidelines in question. Do your best to fill out the forms on the following pages and submit your report.
Twitter will send you a notification letting you know they received your report.
How to Mark Your Account as Sensitive on Twitter
If you want to post NSFW content on Twitter but don’t want the company to ban your account, you should mark your account as Sensitive.
Follow these steps to protect your Twitter account from banning and let others know your content might be sensitive to some people.
Step 1: Open the Twitter Settings
First, we need to head over to your Twitter settings. Following the steps above, tap on your profile icon (in the mobile app) or the menu icon (web browser). Then, click Settings and support>Settings and Privacy.
Step 2: Tap on Privacy and Safety
After following the steps to open your Twitter settings, you’ll see a Privacy and Safety option. Tap it to move forward.
Step 3: Tap on Your Tweets
Now, you can tap the Your Tweets option to mark your future Tweets as sensitive.
Step 4: Toggle the Switch
Finally, tap the toggle switch to mark your Tweets as sensitive.
When you open the Twitter-sensitive content floodgates, you’re bound to see a lot of information. Some of the content may violate Twitter’s guidelines, which you can report. Other content may be funny or interesting, but only for an adult audience.
If you decide you no longer want to see sensitive content, follow the same steps above to hide it. Of course, most of us have FOMO (fear of missing out), so we brace ourselves and let Twitter show us sensitive content.