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How To See Sensitive Content on Twitter?

How To See Sensitive Content On Twitter

Twitter is a digital space that tells you about everything happening worldwide. With 206 million monthly active users, Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms where users share, comment, and bear witness to trending topics in the world.

We know that with great power comes great responsibility. So, Twitter also considers the well-being of its users by protecting them from sensitive content.

So, if you have encountered any tweet with a warning sign, you should know Twitter has given this to your advantage. You can, however, turn off this sensitive content warning. Now, the question is how?

Quick Answer

You can only do this on the Twitter website and Android app. Navigate the “Privacy and safety” tab in settings, and enable the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” option in the “Content you see” tab. By doing this, you can view sensitive content without any warning.

To enable sensitive content on Twitter searches, move to the “Search settings” option in the same “Content you see” tab and disable the “Hide sensitive content” option. 

Let’s dive into these easy-to-follow steps to view sensitive content on Twitter without a sensitivity flag or warning. 

Why Does Twitter Give the Sensitive Content Warning?

Twitter has an abundant amount of content of every sort. Twitter enables its users to keep up with all the world’s happening and developing stories.

Twitter provides its users a space to share everything they know with others and get the conversation moving. People share videos and images on Twitter to further cement their information.

Sometimes, these visuals may have violent or even adult content, which is inappropriate for sensitive users. To safeguard highly impressionable and sensitive users from distress, Twitter restricts such media.

Not Allowed

You cannot share excessively violent, gory, or sexual content on your live video, image, or header.

Twitter warns users if anything is disturbing in the media. “The media may contain sensitive material” or “the profile may include sensitive content” are some of Twitter’s ways to warn its users.


It is the responsibility of every Twitter user to warn others about anything sensitive they share. Mark your account or media as sensitive if it contains violence, nudity, or other sensitive content. Failure to do so can lead you to be reported, and you may face repercussions.

What Kind of Content Does Twitter Consider Sensitive?

Twitter has explicitly given its rules and policies explaining what is considered sensitive. Twitter considers media that share graphic violenceadult contentviolent sexual content, and hateful imagery as sensitive content. 

You can learn more about Twitter’s sensitive media policy from this link

You cannot share this content without a sensitive content warning. Similarly, users’ Twitter media settings are configured to save them from sensitive content. 

Now, what to do if you want to see this sensitive content?

If you think you are not that sensitive. In fact, if you hate getting these warnings on tweets, you can switch off these sensitive content warnings conveniently.

How? For that, you have to read our next part attentively.

How To Enable Sensitive Content on Twitter?

Now, first things first, you have to open the Twitter website either on your mobile browser or computer. Similarly, you can also perform this action on your Twitter Android app only, not on iOS devices.

On Twitter Website

Here’s how to enable sensitive content on the Twitter website.

  1. Navigate to Twitter on any web browser.
  2. Click on “More” in the left menu.
  3. Click on “Settings and privacy.”
  4. Navigate to the “Privacy and safety” tab.
  5. Click on the “Content you see” option.
  6. Check the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” option.

This way, you can view sensitive content without any warning.

Now, to view sensitive content in your searches, stay in the same tab and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Search settings” option.
  2. Uncheck the “Hide sensitive content” option.

On Twitter Android App

The process is similar to the web version of Twitter. The only difference, however, is in the steps leading to the Privacy & Safety” option.

Follow these steps to enable sensitive content on your Android device:

  1. Launch the Twitter app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner.
  3. Select “Settings & privacy.”
  4. Tap on the “Privacy & Safety” option.
  5. Tap on the “Content you see” tab.
  6. Enable the toggle next to the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” option.

After doing so, also enable the sensitive content in your searches:

  1. Tap on the “Search settings” option.
  2. Untoggle the “Hide sensitive content” option.

You cannot change the sensitive content options on Twitter on your iOS devices.

The Bottom Line

To protect impressionable and sensitive users, Twitter gives sensitive content warnings. These warnings are automatically configured in your media settings to warn you against content containing violence or nudity.

You can change your privacy & safety settings on both the Android app and the Twitter web version. Once you do that, as explained, you can view such content without any sensitive content warning.

To turn off sensitive content on Twitter, read this article.

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