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If you encounter a message saying, “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter, it means that the content of the tweet could potentially be inappropriate or explicit.
When it comes to social media platforms like Instagram, it’s against the rules to post content that is labeled as NSFW, which stands for “Not Safe For Work.” This kind of content includes things that might be considered explicit or unsuitable for certain audiences.
What sets Twitter apart from many other social media platforms is that it permits users to post content that falls under the NSFW category. However, there’s a requirement: users who want to share such content need to take a step. They have to adjust their privacy and safety settings to label their content as “sensitive.”
This approach allows users to decide whether they want to see potentially explicit content or not. So, if you see a tweet marked as sensitive, it’s because the person who posted it chose to indicate that the content might not be suitable for all audiences.
In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know why you got the error message, and how to turn on/off sensitive content on Twitter, and more.
Why does Twitter say this Tweet might include sensitive content?
Twitter has a feature that labels tweets with possibly sensitive content. This occurs when users indicate that their posted media contains material that could be sensitive. It’s important for those who share explicit or mature content to use this feature. If not, their account might be suspended.
This setting is found in your Twitter account’s privacy and safety settings. You’ll locate it by going to Settings and Privacy> Privacy and safety > Safety > Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive. If someone uses this feature, they’re likely consistently posting content that may not be suitable for all audiences.
The warning message aims to prevent users from seeing content they’d rather avoid. However, users have the option to toggle this setting in their privacy and safety preferences.
How to turn off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter
To disable the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” warning on Twitter, follow these steps:
Step 1: Log in to Twitter on a browser
- Open a web browser like Chrome or Safari.
- Go to Twitter.com.
- Click the “Log in” button.
- Sign in to your Twitter account.
(Note: You can only change this setting on the web version of Twitter.)
Step 2: Access Settings and privacy
- Click on your profile icon at the top-left corner of the page.
- Expand the dropdown menu labeled “Settings and Support.”
- Select “Settings and privacy.”
Step 3: Choose “Privacy and safety”
- On the “Settings and privacy” page, you’ll see various options like “Your account” and “Monetization.”
- Click on “Privacy and safety” to access your Privacy and safety settings.
Step 4: Navigate to “Content you see”
- Scroll down to find the section labeled “Your Twitter activity.”
- Click on “Content you see” under this section.
(This section helps you customize your Twitter experience based on your preferences, including enabling or disabling sensitive content.)
Step 5: Enable or disable “Display media that may contain sensitive content”
- In the “Content you see” section, you’ll have control over what you see on Twitter.
- Check the box next to “Display media that may contain sensitive content” to enable or uncheck it to disable the sensitive content warning.
(Remember that enabling this will affect both the Twitter mobile app and the web app.)
Step 6: Refresh the app
- Force-close the Twitter app on your phone if you have it open.
- Re-open the Twitter app.
Congratulations! You have successfully turned off the sensitive content warning on Twitter. Please note that these settings can only be adjusted on the web version of Twitter.
Why can’t I see sensitive content on Twitter?
You are unable to view sensitive content on Twitter due to the deactivation of the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” filter. This filter is initially turned off and must be manually enabled on the web version of Twitter.
When Twitter users share content that is considered not safe for work (NSFW), they have the option to label their tweets as sensitive.
When the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” filter is activated, any media that has been labeled as sensitive by users will be hidden from your view, making it unavailable for you to see.
How do I see sensitive content on the Twitter app?
To view sensitive content on the Twitter app, follow these steps:
- Open the Twitter app on your mobile device.
- Tap on your profile picture or the “Menu” icon (usually represented by three horizontal lines) to access the menu options.
- Scroll down and tap on “Settings and privacy.”
- In the “Privacy and Safety” section, tap on “Content preferences.”
- Tap on “Sensitive content” to access the content display settings.
- Toggle on the switch for “Display media that may contain sensitive content.”
Keep in mind that enabling this option might expose you to potentially sensitive or explicit content. It’s important to make this choice consciously based on your preferences and comfort level with the content you might encounter.
The bottom line
Certain content on Twitter might not be appropriate for a work environment. To address this, users have the option to label the media they share as sensitive.
If you’re okay with viewing such content, you can enable the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” option within the “Content you see” settings. By doing so, you won’t encounter the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” warning anymore. On the other hand, if you prefer not to see sensitive media, you can simply uncheck this option.