Twitter is a social media platform used by people of all ages and backgrounds. In an effort to filter tweets consisting of adult content, violence, or nudity from kids under the legal age of 18 or to warn users who are not interested in such tweets, Twitter flags such tweets as “Sensitive Content”.
But, there are many users who want to see sensitive content on Twitter and don’t appreciate seeing the warning. That’s why Twitter lets you enable or disable the sensitivity flags on your tweet based on your preferences.
This article answers all your questions related to Twitter’s “Potentially Sensitive Content” feature and guides you on how to see or skip such tweets on the site.
What Is “Sensitive Content?”
According to Twitter, the “Sensitive Content” warning flag is for “potentially sensitive content that other users may not wish to come across, such as violence or nudity.” Users above the age of 18 are allowed to post anything that is not “excessively gory” media, “sensitive media depicting sexual violence,” and illegal content on Twitter.
Twitter warns its users with warnings in their Twitter feed like “This media may contain sensitive material,” “This profile may include potentially sensitive content,” You’re seeing this warning because they Tweet potentially sensitive images or language, or “The following sensitive media includes potentially sensitive content.” for users who do not wish to see sensitive content or warn them because it could be triggering to many. It also helps Twitter to filter such content from its underage users.
This could be due to “Your media settings are configured to warn you when media may be sensitive”.
It is recommended for accounts posting such content to flag their account to avoid getting suspended by Twitter. If your tweet is flagged under this category, it would get significantly less exposure as it will not appear in searches, and organic feeds to users who do not allow it.
Why does Twitter say this Tweet might include sensitive content?
If Twitter says that a certain Tweet might include sensitive content, it means that the user has marked that tweet sensitive because it might contain sensitive media showing adult content, violent or hateful content and you will not be able to see it unless you sign in to your account and make the required changes to twitter display media settings.
How to Skip the “Twitter Sensitive Content” Warning in Android App
In order to see the sensitive content, you need to change your privacy and safety setting. In the Android app, you can disable the “Sensitive Content on Twitter” warning from the app to view sensitive content without any warnings in your feed as well as in searches.
Step 1: Go to the navigation menu icon ≡ on the top-left corner and tap on Settings and Privacy.
Step 2: Go to your Privacy and safety settings from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Under the Safety category, you would see an option “Display media that may contain sensitive content”. Slide the bar beside it to the right. Now you would be able to see sensitive tweets without any warnings.
How to See Sensitive Content on Twitter iPhone and Web
You can also turn off the “Sensitive Content on twitter” warning on tweets from your iPhone and Web. Note that the Twitter app for iPhone does not contain this option.
Step 1: On any browser, log in to your Twitter account. For iPhone, tap on your profile avatar in the upper left corner, and from the menu that pops up, select Setting and Privacy. For Desktop, go to the three-dotted More options icon on the navigation bar on the left and click on Settings and privacy.
Step 2: Select the Privacy and safety settings from the menu.
Step 3: Now, select the Content you see under privacy and safety and check the box beside the Display media that may contain sensitive content option. After that go to Search Setting and uncheck the hide sensitive content box.
How to Turn off the sensitive content Warning for Your Own Tweets
Sometimes, Twitter flags tweets as sensitive even though it does not contain any media as such and the account tweeting might even get banned.
Note that this option is not available for Twitter iPhone and iPad. Also, note that Twitter reserves the right to permanently enable this option if you post sensitive tweets without flagging them.
Here are the steps to turn off the content sensitivity warning on your own tweets.
Step 1: Tap on the navigation menu icon ≡ (Android) in the top-left corner and tap on Settings and privacy.
For iPhone, log in to your Twitter account on any browser, go to your profile icon on the upper-left corner and tap on Settings and privacy. For Desktop, go to the navigation bar on the left, click on the three-dotted option, and select Settings and privacy.
Step 2: Now, select Privacy and Safety from the menu.
Step 3: For Android, just scroll down and slide the bar to the left next to Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive.
For iPhone and Desktops, click on Your Tweets under the Privacy and safety bar and uncheck the box next to Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive.
Twitter is amongst the very few social media sites where users are allowed to post almost anything. The Pornography industry and adult-content enthusiastic accounts, some of them even verified by Twitter, take great advantage of it. It is a great advantage to Twitter to allow such a unique audience that other platforms don’t.
But Twitter has provided sensitive content settings for its users. You can set it accordingly to see or filter tweets based on your preferences and have an amazing tweeting experience.