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How to View NSFW Content on Reddit

Are you getting an “NSFW search results are hidden” error on Reddit?

If you are, you won’t be able to view NSFW content on Reddit.

This includes NSFW search results and media.

Enabling NSFW content is difficult because it cannot be done on the Reddit app.

Instead, you’ll need to use the desktop version of Reddit.

You can either use Reddit on your computer or on a mobile browser.

In this guide, you’ll learn why does Reddit say “NSFW search results are hidden” and how to view NSFW content on Reddit.

Why does Reddit say “NSFW search results are hidden”?

NSFW search results are hidden Reddit

Reddit says “NSFW search results are hidden” because you’ve disabled adult content.

If the adult content filter is disabled, you won’t be able to see NSFW search results and media.

You can only enable or disable the filter on the desktop version of Reddit.

This is because the adult content filter is not available on the Reddit app.

Hence, if you want to fix the “NSFW search results are hidden” error, you need to enable adult content on the desktop version of Reddit.

The filter is located in your feed settings.

How to view NSFW content on Reddit

To view NSFW content on Reddit, you need to enable the adult content filter on the desktop version of Reddit.

On the desktop version of Reddit, you need to log in to your account and go to your account settings.

In your account settings, tap on “Feed Settings” and enable “Adult content”.

After you’ve enabled “Adult content”, you’ll be able to view NSFW content on both the desktop version of Reddit and the Reddit app.

Unfortunately, the adult content filter is not available on the Reddit app.

Hence, you need to use the desktop version of Reddit to find it.

Here’s how to view NSFW content on Reddit:

1. Go to Reddit.com

Reddit on Google

The first step is to go to the desktop version of Reddit.

You can either use a computer or a mobile browser for this.

If you’re using a mobile browser, you need to open Safari or Chrome.

Next, go to Google and search for Reddit.

Alternatively, you can go to the desktop version of Reddit by clicking on this link: https://reddit.com/.

You cannot use the Reddit app as the adult content filter is not available there.

If you’re prompted to open the Reddit app, tap on “Continue” instead.

2. Log in to your account

Reddit login page

Once you’re on the desktop version of Reddit, you need to log in to your account.

To do so, tap on the menu icon on the top navigation bar.

After you’ve tapped on the menu icon, the menu will open.

Scroll down the menu and tap on “Sign Up or Log In”.

At the bottom of the “Sign up” page, tap on “Log In”.

Lastly, log in to your Reddit account by entering your username and password.

3. Tap on the menu

Reddit menu

After you’ve logged in to the desktop version of Reddit, you need to go to your account settings.

To do so, tap on the menu icon on the top navigation bar again.

4. Go to your account settings

Reddit account settings

After you’ve tapped on the menu icon, the menu will open.

Firstly, tap on the “Settings” dropdown to expand it.

Now, you’ll see multiple options including “Show online status”, “Dark mode”, “Ask to Open In App”, and more.

Tap on “Account settings” to go to your account settings.

5. Enable “Adult content”

How to view NSFW content on Reddit

After you’ve tapped on “Account settings”, you’ll land on the “Account settings” page.

The page contains multiple tabs including “Account”, “Profile”, “Safety & Privacy”, and more.

Tap on “Feed Settings” to go to your feed settings.

In your feed settings, you’ll see multiple filters including “Adult content”, “Safe browsing mode”, “Enable home feed recommendations” and more.

The “Adult content” filter allows you to view adult and NSFW (not safe for work) content in your feed and search results.

To view NSFW content on Reddit, you need to enable the “Adult content” filter”.

After you’ve enabled the “Adult content filter”, you’ll be able to view NSFW content on the Reddit app!

How to enable NSFW content on Reddit on iPhone

Here’s how to enable NSFW content on Reddit on iPhone:

  1. Go to your iPhone settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Reddit”.
  3. Under “Reddit settings”, enable “Show NSFW Content (18+).
  4. Disabled “Blur NSFW Images”.

By enabling the “Show NSFW Content (18+)” filter, you’ll see potentially sensitive text, images, and videos.

This filter will only affect the current logged-in account.

Conclusion

After you’ve enabled the adult content filter, make sure to force close the Reddit app.

This will apply the change from the desktop version of Reddit to the Reddit app.

If you’re using the old version of Reddit, you need to go to your preferences.

Under “Content options”, enable “I am over eighteen years old and willing to view adult content”.

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Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

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