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How to Turn off Sensitive Content on Twitter

how to turn off sensitive content on twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms with more than 330 million monthly active users. While using the same, we often come across an annoying notification on the page that says “sensitive content”. However, some users want to enjoy their Twitter feed with unrestrictive views. This is when we question “How to Turn off Sensitive content on Twitter”. Let’s find out the solution.

To turn off sensitive content restrictions on Twitter, you simply need to tweak some simple settings on your Twitter app. Go to “Settings and Privacy” and click “Privacy and Safety”. Now click on “Content you See” and uncheck the “Display media that may contain sensitive content”.

This is the easiest and quick way to turn off sensitive content warnings.

Sensitive content is often restricted by default on Twitter. If you want to access such content, you have to click on the notification or make changes in the default settings as mentioned above. Let us now discuss what is sensitive content and how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter in detail on various platforms.

What is A Sensitive Content?

While suggesting content and posts on your feed, Twitter sometimes comes up with media that contains violence or nudity. This is known as sensitive content. Twitter’s terms and privacy policy mention other details regarding sensitive content.

Sensitive content is restricted by default on all Twitter accounts which can be accessed if required by users by tweaking some basic settings. A lot of Twitter bots are also why Twitter has so much sensitive content now. For this, you can find a Twitter bot checker and check whether the article is shared by a bot or a real human.

Although the sensitive content media policy of Twitter is much more relaxed as compared to other social media platforms. It does display a warning when the content contains extreme violence or nudity.

How to Turn off Sensitive Content on Twitter Web or Desktop App?

Twitter as a platform can be downloaded as a Desktop App. You can also access the same from any of your internet browsers. The settings on the Twitter desktop app and the web are almost the same.

Below are the simple steps you can follow to switch off sensitive content notifications on Twitter Web and desktop app:

  1. Open Twitter on a desktop app or any web browser on your PC.
  2. Navigate down to the “more” option at the bottom of the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Settings and Support” option
  4. Head to the “Setting and Privacy” option and click on the same
  5. Now, Click on “Privacy and Safety” on the settings page
  6. On the right side under “Your Twitter Activity”, click on the “Content you see” option.
  7. Here you can finally enable or disable “Display media that may contain sensitive content” as per your preference.

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Once you uncheck the sensitive content checkbox, you can access the sensitive content without restriction. Also, if you want to enable the settings again in the future, you can follow similar steps.

How to Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter Mobile App?

Learning to turn off sensitive content on the Twitter mobile app is quite easy. The steps are almost similar as compared to desktop apps or web versions. The steps of the same are mentioned below.

  1. Click on your profile picture on the top left of your screen. A menu bar will appear on the left side of your screen.
  2. Click on the “Setting and Privacy” option under the “Settings and Support” tab.
  3. Navigate to the “Privacy and Safety” option and click on the same.
  4. Now head over to the “Content you See” option and click on the same.
  5. You will finally see the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” option with the respective checkbox to alter the settings.

Once you uncheck the box, you’ll be able to access restricted content easily without any notification. Further, you can modify the settings back to default in the future using the same steps.

Tip: You can also use the search bar under the settings page to directly navigate to the “Content you see” option and all other settings options easily.

How To Disable Sensitive Content Labels from Your Tweets?

While we have already shared all the steps with you to enable/disable the restricted content. You can also be someone who shares a lot of content through your Twitter account. For such people, sensitive content labeling is very important.

This is because when you share content on Twitter that is sensitive, The AI itself detects the same and marks it as restricted for other users as per their settings. However, you can simply disable Twitter from marking your Tweets as sensitive using the below steps.

  1. Navigate to the “Privacy and Safety” option (Steps already shared above)
  2. Click on “Your Tweets”
  3. Uncheck the “Mark media you Tweet as containing material that may be sensitive” option and you are done.

This way you can disable Twitter from marking your tweets as sensitive. The steps are similar for both Mobile apps and websites and hence can be performed easily. However, it is highly recommended that you keep this option enabled if you share sensitive content frequently through your Twitter account. This way you can prevent your account from getting restricted or permanently disabled.

The best option here is to disable this option while you share any post on your Twitter account and later enable the same option when you don’t access the platform or keep the same idle (usually at night times).


Twitter is a vast platform with millions of active users. With such a broad user base, it is always possible that the content consumption preference of users varies among individuals. Learning how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter can help any user access media o the platform without any restrictions.

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To do the same, you can simply follow the steps shared above. Also, you can prevent your tweets from getting labeled as sensitive using the above-shared tips and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Can’t I See Sensitive Content on Twitter App?

This is probably because of the default settings on your Twitter app. You can simply disable the sensitive content restriction on your phone or PC using the steps mentioned in the article above.

What is New to Twitter?

Twitter is currently working on a feature called Twitter Circle which will allow users or influencers to share their content with a group of limited people or audience. Preferable for people who share paid courses or tips with their subscribers.

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