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If you are a regular Twitter user, you may have come across the familiar ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ message.
This is a very common message that occurs on this social media platform and many people wonder why they see this message.
Some users tweet and upload media that can be potentially sensitive. Therefore, Twitter does its best to shield its users from certain types of content.
However, if you are looking for ways to get rid of the ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ message, you have landed on the right page.
In this article, we will show you how you can disable the sensitive content feature on both the Twitter website as well as the mobile application.
Sensitive Content – What Is It?
Before we can get into the gist of this article, let us first understand what types of content can be categorized under sensitive content.
According to the official statement issued by Twitter, any type of content that can potentially be sensitive to a user, like nudity and violence, is classified as sensitive content.
This means that you cannot upload posts that contain illegal content, media that depicts sadism and sexual brutality, and excessively gory posts.
When browsing through your Twitter feed, you may see the sensitive content message on certain posts.
This is because the tweet may contain some type of sensitive content that you may not want to come across.
After all, it may trigger you. Additionally, this filter also shields underage users from such content.
If you are a user who keeps uploading such content, it is important that you flag your account so that it does not get taken down by Twitter.
Once your account has been flagged, its visibility in the search and organic feeds will be minimized; this way, lesser people will be exposed to such sensitive content.
Why Does Twitter Think That A Certain Tweet Contains Sensitive Content?
Now, there are two primary reasons why Twitter thinks that a certain post contains sensitive content.
1. If you see a tweet that contains a media file containing disturbing imagery or graphic violence, Twitter will add a warning something like – the post contains violent imagery that can be upsetting.
If you want to view the content, you simply need to tap on the ‘Click to View’ option.
You also need to know that you will only be able to see the warning if you click on the post.
If you want to play the video, you need to double-tap it on the app or desktop.
2. If a tweet contains explicit content or nudity, you will see a warning something like – the post contains graphic sexual content that can be inappropriate for some users.
Similar to the above, you can double-click on the tweet to view the content.
3. Finally, if the tweet contains any other type of sensitive media, you will see a warning like – the post contains sensitive media.
Will You Not Be Able To See Sensitive Tweets And Posts On Twitter?
Yes, you will have the choice to view the sensitive tweets and posts on your Twitter feed or not.
This sensitive content feature is just a way for Twitter to warn you before you view something that will take years to get out of your head.
Additionally, you also have the choice to disable this sensitive content warning once and for all on all your devices.
If you choose to do so, you will not receive any sensitive content warning and your Twitter feed will be customized according to the set preferences.
How To Disable The Sensitive Content Feature On Twitter
If you want to disable the sensitive content feature on the Twitter website, you will have to make some changes to your privacy and safety settings.
The steps involved are very easy and you will be able to stop the sensitive tweets and posts feature on the Twitter web.
One thing you need to remember here is that the steps can only be done on the Twitter web version, not the mobile app.
The steps include:
1. Head Over To Your Twitter Account
The first step here is to log in to your Twitter web account via your desktop web browser or mobile browser.
You can access Twitter using any web browser like Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
For mobile devices, ensure that you use the mobile browser, not the application.
To log in to your account, you need to provide your username, email address, or phone number as well as your password.
2. Head To Settings And Privacy
Next, you need to head over to the Settings and Privacy option.
On the top-right side of the navigation bar, you need to select your Profile Icon after logging in to your Twitter account.
This will open a new account info menu where you need to click on the Settings and Privacy option.
The Settings and Privacy option is a setting where you will find everything related to privacy and security.
3. Tap On Privacy And Safety
Once you have clicked on the Settings and Privacy option, you will see a wide set of settings related to security and account access, your account, privacy and safety, etc.
You will have to click on the Privacy and Safety option. This will provide access to various options related to privacy and security.
4. Click On The ‘Content You See’ Option
In the Privacy and Safety setting, you will find a wide range of options and settings related to safety and privacy, like learning more about privacy on Twitter, data sharing, Twitter activity, etc.
You need to head over to ‘Your Twitter Activity’, under which you will find the option ‘Content You See’; click on this option.
You will find the option to hide the ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ setting. You can toggle this option on or off based on your preferences.
5. Tick For Sensitive Content
Lastly, you need to permanently remove the ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ setting.
This can be done by un-ticking the box right next to the ‘Media May Contain Sensitive Content’ option.
If you let it remain unchecked (or un-ticked), you will not see any sensitive media on your Twitter timeline.
If you leave the tick, it means that you will be able to view the sensitive tweets.
What Are The Steps To Disable The Sensitive Content Feature On The Twitter Mobile App?
The steps to remove the ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ from your Twitter mobile application are nearly the same as for the Twitter website.
The steps include:
1. Open The Twitter App And Log In To Your Account
The first step is to open the official Twitter application on your mobile device. Remember that you need to open the mobile app, not Twitter for mobile browsers.
Type down your credentials and log in to your Twitter account.
2. Head Over To Settings And Privacy
After you are logged in to your Twitter account, you will land at the homepage of the Twitter app.
On the top-left corner of the mobile app, you need to tap on your Profile icon, which will take you to the Settings and Privacy.
Click on the Settings and Privacy option to access your Twitter account settings.
3. Tap On Privacy And Safety
Once you have landed on the account settings page, you will see the Privacy and Safety option, among various other setting options.
Tap on the said option and you will be provided access to all the settings related to your privacy and safety.
4. Click On The ‘Content You See’ Option
After you have reached your ‘Privacy And Safety’ page, you need to click on the option ‘Content You See’.
5. Switch Off The Sensitive Content Setting
Similar to the web version, you will have to disable the ‘Media May Contain Sensitive Content’ option to toggle off the sensitive content trigger warning.
All the sensitive content will then be shown on your Twitter feed.
How To Turn Off Sensitive Tweets And Posts Warning For Your Own Content?
At times, Twitter will flag content under the ‘this tweet might include sensitive content’ warning, even though it may not contain adult or gore content.
Additionally, the account that is suspected of tweeting such content may even face a ban.
Hence, let us learn how you can turn off the sensitivity setting on your personal tweets:
1. The first step here is to head over to the Navigation menu of your Twitter mobile application and then click on the Settings and Privacy option (similar to the above-mentioned steps).
This option works for Android devices.
As for Apple iPhones, you need to head over to your mobile browser to open Twitter; once done, head to the upper-left corner of the app and click on your Profile icon.
Next, click on the Settings and Privacy option.
As for desktop devices, you need to navigate toward the left of the screen and click on the three-dot option. From here, you need to click on Settings and Privacy.
2. For Android devices, all you need to do is keep scrolling down until you find the sensitive content option on the screen. You need to uncheck the box.
In the case of desktop and iOS devices, you first need to click on the Your Tweets option, which is under the Privacy and Safety option.
Next, you simply need to uncheck the sensitive content option.
When it comes to inappropriate content, Twitter has laid down strict policies, similar to other social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram.
However, the difference is that you will be able to control what you see, instead of the content being removed from the platform.
This is the reason why the social media giant has added the ‘this Tweet might include sensitive content’ layer so that you have the option to view it or not.
With the help of the steps mentioned above, you will be able to switch on or off this protective layer based on how you see fit.
These steps will help you take control of your Twitter account.
Here are some common FAQs related to the sensitive content tweet:
Why Does Twitter Allow Sensitive Content In The First Place?
Twitter is a social media application that believes that its users can view all the things that are happening around the world – some of these may also contain adult and/or violent content.
However, certain types of media will never be allowed on Twitter, like hateful imagery or gratuitous gore.
If you want to learn more about the types of posts that are allowed on Twitter, you can head over to Twitter’s media policy.
What Is The Method For Marking Individual Tweets With Sensitive Media?
If you wish to put up a content warning, you need to click on the flag icon when you are editing the media file that you are about to attach to your tweet.
What Is The Method For Reporting Sensitive Posts And Tweets On Twitter?
Here are the steps for reporting sensitive content on Twitter:
1. Click on the three-dot icon and then tap on the Report Tweet option.
2. Select the option ‘It displays a sensitive media (photo or video)’.
3. Depending on what you are reporting, you need to select the appropriate option.