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How to Turn Off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter

Did you recently see an error message that says, “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter?

If you did, you might be wondering why you got the error and how to fix it.

On social media platforms like Instagram, posting NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content might lead to a ban.

Unlike most social media platforms, Twitter allows users to post NSFW content.

However, if you’re posting NSFW media, you need to mark them as sensitive in your privacy and safety settings.

Hence, if you see a tweet that is marked as sensitive, the user is frequently posting NSFW content.

But how can you get rid of the error message?

In this guide, you’ll learn why you got the error message, how to turn on/off sensitive content on Twitter, and more.

  1. Why does Twitter say this Tweet might include sensitive content?
  2. How to Turn Off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter
  3. Why can’t I see sensitive content on Twitter?
  4. How do I see sensitive content on the Twitter app?

Why does Twitter say this Tweet might include sensitive content?

This Tweet might include sensitive content

Twitter says this Tweet might include sensitive content because the user has marked the media that they tweet as containing material that may be sensitive.

Anyone that posts NSFW content has to mark the media they tweet as sensitive content.

Otherwise, their account is at the risk of getting suspended.

This safety setting is located in the privacy and safety settings on your Twitter account.

You can find it by navigating to Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety > Safety > Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive.

If someone marks their media tweets as sensitive, they are most likely posting NSFW content on a consistent basis.

Hence, the error message is to protect users from seeing something that they don’t want to see.

Anyway, you’re given the option to change that setting by turning it on/off in your privacy and safety settings.

Move on to the next section to find out how.

How to turn off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter

To turn off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter, you need to log in to Twitter on a browser, navigate to Settings and privacy, select “Privacy and safety”, select “Content you see”, and tick the box for sensitive content.

It’s important to note that you can only change the sensitive content setting on the web version of Twitter.

If you’re using the Twitter app, you won’t be able to see the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” setting as it is not on there.

This includes using the Twitter app on both the iPhone and Android devices.

In other words, you have two options—logging into Twitter on a mobile browser or on a desktop.

Either way, you’ll be able to turn off the sensitive content error as long as it’s on the web version of Twitter.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can turn off “This Tweet might include sensitive content” on Twitter

Step #1: Log in to Twitter on a browser

Log in to Twitter on a mobile browser or a desktop.

Firstly, go to Twitter.com on a mobile browser or on a desktop.

You can go to Twitter on any browser—Safari, Chrome, etc.

You can only see sensitive content setting on the web version of Twitter and not on the app.

So if you’re on the Twitter app, close it and go to Twitter on a mobile browser instead.

If you happen to come across the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” error on the app itself, you can select “Change settings” and it’ll direct you to the web version of Twitter.

Once you’re on Twitter web, enter your phone, email, or username, and password.

Then hit the log in button to log in to your Twitter account.

Step #2: Navigate to Settings and privacy

Profile icon > Settings and privacy.

Once you’re logged in to your Twitter account, select your profile icon on the right of the top navigation bar.

After you’ve selected your profile icon, the account info menu will be opened.

Under your account info, there’ll be an option that says “Settings and privacy”.

Select “Settings and privacy” to go to your Settings.

Congrats, you’ve found the Settings and privacy option!

In the next step, you’ll have to navigate to the “Privacy and safety” page where you can control your privacy and safety settings.

Step #3: Select “Privacy and safety”

Settings > Privacy and safety.

After you’ve selected “Settings and privacy”, the Settings page will be opened.

There are various options in the Settings—Your account, Security and account access, Privacy and safety, etc.

The option that you’ll be using is the “Privacy and safety” option.

Select “Privacy and safety” to go to your Privacy and safety settings.

Step #4: Select “Content you see”

Your Twitter activity > Content you see.

Once you’re on the Privacy and safety page, you’ll see a ton of settings and options.

There are three section headings—Your Twitter activity, Data sharing, and off-Twitter activity, and Learn more about privacy on Twitter.

Under “Your Twitter activity”, select the “Content you see” option.

The “Content you see” option allows you to decide what you see on Twitter based on your preferences like topics and interests.

It also has the option where you can turn on or turn off sensitive content.

Congrats, you’ve successfully navigated to your content settings!

Now, all that you’re left with is turning off the sensitive content setting on Twitter.

Step #5: Tick the box for sensitive content

Content you see > check the box for “Display media that may contain sensitive content”.

Box is checkedIf you want to see sensitive content on Twitter.
Box is uncheckedIf you don’t want to see sensitive content on Twitter.

The final step is to turn on the sensitive content setting on Twitter so you can get rid of the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” error message once and for all.

You can do so by checking (ticking) the box for “Display media that may contain sensitive content”.

If the box is unchecked, you won’t be able to see sensitive media on Twitter.

On the other hand, if the box is checked, you’ll be able to see sensitive media.

Make sure that the box is checked if you want to stop seeing the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” error on Twitter.

Congrats, you’ve successfully turned off sensitive media on Twitter!

You can turn the option on and off at any time in the “Content you see” settings on Twitter web.

Why can’t I see sensitive content on Twitter?

You can’t see sensitive content on Twitter because the setting for “Display media that may contain sensitive content” is turned off.

Users who post NSFW content on Twitter will mark their tweets as sensitive.

As long as the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” is turned on, you won’t be able to see media that are marked as sensitive.

How do I see sensitive content on the Twitter app?

To see sensitive content on the Twitter app, you need to turn on the “Display media that may contain sensitive content” setting.

This can be done via the “Content you see” setting.

However, you can only find this setting if you’re using the web version of Twitter.

You won’t be able to find it if you’re using the Twitter app on a mobile device.

Conclusion

Certain content on Twitter can be NSFW, so users are given the ability to mark the media that they tweet as sensitive.

If you want to see sensitive media, you need to check the box for “Display media that may contain sensitive content” on the “Content you see” setting.

This will also get rid of the “This Tweet might include sensitive content” error entirely.

However, if you don’t want to view sensitive media, you need to uncheck it instead.

Further Reading

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Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.