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How to turn off the sensitive content warning on X (formerly named Twitter)

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December 25, 2023

While scrolling through your X (formerly known as Twitter) feed, you may have received warnings for sensitive content. You’re bound to discover unpleasant posts. Luckily, X identifies potentially sensitive material that users may not wish to see, such as violence or nudity. However, you can adjust your settings if you don’t mind seeing such things. Here’s how to see sensitive content on X.

QUICK ANSWER

To manage sensitive content on X, go to twitter.com and log into your account. Click on the More button and go to Settings and Support > Settings and Privacy > Privacy and Safety > Content you see. From there, check the box beside Display media that may contain sensitive content.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to show sensitive content on X

Are you ready to let all X content through, regardless of its nature? Let’s show you how it’s done.

  1. Go to twitter.com and log into your X account.
  2. Click on the More button in the left column.
  3. Select Settings and Support.
  4. Pick Settings and privacy.
  5. Go into Privacy and safety.
  6. Select Content you see.
  7. Checkmark the Display media that may contain sensitive content option.

After that, you will see any sensitive content in your X feed or search results.

How to view sensitive content on the X mobile app

By the way, you can also turn this feature on using the X mobile app. We will show you the steps to follow on Android, but we’ve also tested the process is the same on iOS.

  1. Launch the X app.
  2. Tap on your profile icon, in the top-left corner.
  3. Expand the Settings & Support section.
  4. Go into Settings and privacy.
  5. Tap on Privacy and safety.
  6. Select Content you see.
  7. Turn on Display media that may contain sensitive content.

How to change the sensitive content settings for your own X posts

If you intend to post sensitive content regularly, it’s good practice to adjust your media settings to warn other users, especially your followers.

  1. Go to twitter.com and log into your X account.
  2. Click on the More button in the left column.
  3. Select Settings and Support.
  4. Pick Settings and privacy.
  5. Go into Privacy and safety.
  6. Select Your posts.
  7. Checkmark the Mark media you post as having material that may be sensitive option.

How to change the sensitive content settings on the X mobile app

Of course, you can also do this from the Android and iOS apps.

  1. Launch the X app.
  2. Tap on your profile icon, in the top-left corner.
  3. Expand the Settings & Support section.
  4. Go into Settings and privacy.
  5. Tap on Privacy and safety.
  6. Select Your posts.
  7. Turn on Mark media you post as containing material that may be sensitive.

After that, people who visit your profile may see a message letting them know your account may include potentially sensitive content and asking them to confirm they still want to view it.

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Again, be wary of what sensitive information you share online, even if it is encrypted.


FAQs

X intends for people to see what’s happening globally, which may involve violent and adult content. However, some media types, such as gratuitous gore or hateful imagery, are never allowed on the platform. Learn more about what kinds of posts are permitted via X’s media policy.

To add a content warning, tap or click on the flag icon when editing the photo or video after attaching it to your post.

  1. Tap the three-dot icon and select Report post.
  2. Go through the report process and select Shown sensitive or disturbing content.

If you are unable to view sensitive content on X, it may be because the account posting the content has marked it as sensitive or because the content violates X’s rules and policies. If you want to view sensitive content on X, you can adjust your settings to enable the display of sensitive content.

To see sensitive content on the X app, you will need to adjust your settings to allow the display of sensitive media. Here’s how to do it: Open the X app on your mobile device. Tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner. Then go to Settings & Support > Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety > Content you see. Toggle on Display media that may contain sensitive content.