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How To Mark a Reddit Post As NSFW?

How to mark a Reddit post as NSFW

The NSFW tag warns Redditors that the post may not be appropriate for a younger audience (under 18) and work environments.

Reddit allows you to tag both previous and future posts as NSFW. So, how do you identify and mark a Reddit post as “Not Safe For Work?”  

Quick Answer

You can mark your post as NSFW if they fit the inappropriate (NSFW) criteria. Go to posts options and select the “Mark NSFW” option to mark a Reddit post as NSFW. You can also do it before posting. If you’re the subreddit moderator, you can also mark others’ posts as NSFW.

Let’s talk more about the NSFW tags on Reddit and how to use them on Reddit posts.     

What Is NSFW Label on Reddit?

Reddit is a popular online forum that brings users from all over the world. The platform has more than 1 billion registered users. It gets up to 52 million active visits each day. 

Sadly, many people often assume that Reddit has no restrictions regarding content posted on the platform. Far from these assumptions, Reddit has a set of content policies that keep the forum safe for all users.  

In addition to the content policies, Reddit has different tags that may warn users of sensitive content.

The “NSFW” (“Not Safe For Work”) is an example of such a tag. The tags alert Redditors of adult-themed content, swearing, or any content unfit to watch or view in a public space

The NSFW tag may apply to a single post on Reddit or an entire subreddit. As described by Reddit, users should mark any post that contains profanity, nudity, or sexually suggestive content with an NSFW tag. 

Tagging a Reddit Post As NSFW

You can either mark a Reddit post as NSFW before or after posting. We will discuss both ways below.

Tagging a Reddit Post As NSFW After Posting

You can mark an already posted adult-themed content with an NSFW tag. The process is a bit different on mobile devices and PCs.

On a Reddit Mobile App

Follow these steps to mark an existing post as NSFW on Reddit mobile app:

  1. Open the Reddit app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your avatar in the top right corner.
  3. Select “My profile.”
  4. Scroll to the post with the NSFW content.
  5. Click the three dots on the right side of your post.  
  6. Select “Mark NSFW.”

On a Reddit Browser Version

Follow these steps to mark an existing post as NSFW on the Reddit browser version:

  1. Navigate to Reddit on your favorite browser.
  2. Click on your username in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Profile.”
  4. Click on the “Posts” tab at the top.
  5. Find the post with NSFW content.
  6. Tap the three dots at the bottom of the post.
  7. Select “Mark As NSFW.”

Once you click the “Mark AS NSFW” button, Reddit will add the NSFW label to your post.

Tagging a Reddit Post As NSFW Before Posting

You can also tag a post as NSFW before posting it on Reddit. You can do it in two methods. Below, we will explain these methods on both the desktop version and the mobile app.

Method #1: Click the NSFW Button

This method is a straightforward way to mark posts as NSFW.

On Reddit Mobile App

Follow these steps to achieve the goal on the Reddit mobile app:

  1. Launch the Reddit app on your mobile device.
  2. Press the “+” button at the bottom.
  3. Choose our post type at the bottom.
  4. Enter a title and compose your post.
  5. Tap “Next” in the top right corner.
  6. Select a subreddit.
  7. Tap the “Tag NSFW” tag underneath your post. 
  8. Hit the “Post” button.
On a Reddit Browser Version

Follow these steps to complete this method on the Reddit browser version:

  1. Navigate to Reddit on a web browser.
  2. Click the “Create Post” button on the right side.
  3. Choose a subreddit.
  4. Select post type.
  5. Add the title to your post and compose the body.
  6. Click on the “+NSFW” tag.
  7. Click the “Post” button.

Method #2: Adding an NSFW to Your Title

You can also mark your post’s title as NSFW. It will warn other Redditors that your post contains profanity, nudity, or sexually suggestive content. To add the label see the instructions below.

On Reddit Mobile App

Here is how to add the “NSFW” tag to the post title on the mobile app:

  1. Open the Reddit app on your smartphone.
  2. Hit the “+” icon at the bottom.
  3. Choose the post type
  4. Add a title describing your post. 
  5. Enter the acronym “NSFW” to the title. Enclose the “NSFW” in brackets “( )” or “[ ]” to differentiate it from the rest of your title. You can add “NSFW” before or at the end of your title. 
  6. Compose your post
  7. Choose a subreddit. 
  8. Hit the “Post” button. 
On a Reddit Browser Version

Here is how to add the “NSFW” tag to the post title on the browser version:

  1. Navigate to Reddit on your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the “Create Post” button on the right side.
  3. Choose a subreddit.
  4. Pick your post type.
  5. Type in your title.
  6. Add the acronym “NSFW” enclosed in brackets to your title.
  7. Compose your post
  8. Click the “Post” button to submit your post.
Note

An NSFW label on your title will mark your post as an NSFW post.

Last Thoughts      

Reddit always requires users to add NSFW tags to Reddit posts that fit the NSFW criteria set by Reddit. The tag will warn other users that the post is unsuitable for a public space.

In this regard, Redditors will avoid embarrassing situations at the office, on public transport, or in any other open space. Therefore, mark NSFW content with an NSFW tag to avoid violating Reddit’s content policies. 

FAQs

Why did Reddit mark my profile as NSFW?

Reddit may have marked your profile with an NSFW tag because you visited or participated in an NSFW community. Also, it could be because your profile image fits the NSFW criteria set by Reddit.

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