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How to Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter [2024]

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How often have you come across the “This profile may include potentially sensitive content” message on Twitter? Probably many times! 

Well, this message is Twitter’s way of keeping its users safe from abusive, violent, or disturbing content. After all, from kids to adults, Twitter has a wide and unique user base. 

Undoubtedly the sensitive content warnings are great for kids or users under the age of 18. But many users on Twitter get irritated by the warning message and want to see the sensitive content. And if you’re one of them, the good news is Twitter allows you to remove the warning message.

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In this post, we’ll tell you how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter from your mobile or desktop device.

So, without further ado, let’s start reading! 

What is Sensitive Content on Twitter?

People use Twitter to share their life updates or what’s happening all over the globe. And to share these updates, they often use images or videos to start a conversation with the Twitter community. 

Sometimes these images and videos can contain violent, abusive, or adult content. Twitter recognizes these contents as sensitive content. 

According to Twitter, the below-mentioned content falls into the category of sensitive content:

  • Graphic Violence: Any type of media that depicts violence such as violent crimes, medical procedures, physical fights, blood, physical harm, accidents, visible injury, etc. 
  • Adult Content: Images or video content with pornographic content, full or partial nudity, sexual act, etc. 
  • Gratuitous Gore: Any Images or video content that shows extreme gruesome content related to violence, abuse, death, etc. 
  • Hateful Content: Any type of image, logo, video, or symbols promoting hate against any race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. 

Twitter has over 206 million daily active users worldwide. Obviously, some users may not be comfortable seeing sensitive content among these large audience bases. 

That’s why Twitter stops you from uploading abusive, sensitive, violent content on Twitter, including profile, live video, list banner images, or header. 

Why Does Twitter Give Sensitive Content Warning to Certain Tweets?

Twitter is a place where people from all over the world participate in broad conversations and build a community. While this creates an opportunity to share your voice freely, it also opens the door for distressing posts and misleading information. 

However, Twitter’s goal is to spread credible information and not promote sensitive content that violates their policy. That’s why when they recognize a tweet that has abusive, violent, or adult content, they restrict it with a warning message like- “This media may contain sensitive material” and “The following media includes potentially sensitive content.” 

A warning message like this explains that the restricted tweet may contain images or videos that are harmful to the user. The risk related to the content may not be severe, or maybe it doesn’t directly violate Twitter’s terms and conditions, but users may still be harmed or affected. 

By giving a sensitive content warning, twitter ensures that users can make informed decisions about what they want to see on the platform.  

How to Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter Mobile App (Android & iPhone)

If you want to see sensitive content in your Twitter feed, you can easily disable the warning message. Below we have mentioned how you can easily turn it off on your Android or iPhone device in just a few steps. 

For Android Users

Step 1. Open the Twitter mobile app on your Android device.

Step 2. Tap on your profile picture at the top left corner of your screen.

Step 3. Scroll down the sidebar menu and tap on Settings and privacy.

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Step 4. Now press on the Privacy and safety option.

Twitter app privacy and safety

Step 5. Tap on the Content you see option.

Twitter sensitive content

Step 6. Tap on the toggle to enable Display media that may contain sensitive content

Turn off sensitive content on twitter from mobile app

For iPhone Users

The option to turn off the sensitive content warning on Twitter isn’t available in the Twitter app for iPhones and iPad. However, you can turn off the warning from any browser on your iPhone; here’s how:

Step 1. Open any browser on your iPhone and log in to your Twitter account

Step 2. Tap on your profile icon, located in the upper left corner. 

Step 3. From the menu, tap Privacy and safety settings.

Step 4. Tap on the Content you see option.

Step 5. Next, check the box beside the Display media that may contain sensitive content option.

Step 6. Head to Search Settings.

Step 7. Uncheck the box beside the Hide sensitive content option. 

How to Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter Web (Desktop or Laptop)

Here’s how you can turn off sensitive content on Twitter from your desktop or laptop: 

Step 1. Open your browser on your desktop or laptop. 

Step 2. Go to and log in to your account with the right credentials. 

Step 3. Click on more in the sidebar menu.

Step 4. Now, select Settings and privacy.

Twitter settings

Step 5. Then, click on the Privacy and safety option.

Step 6. Click on the Content you see option.

Twitter privacy setting

Step 7. On the opened tab, check the box located beside the option “Display Media That May Contain Sensitive Content”.

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There you go! You can turn off the sensitive content warning on your desktop or laptop following these steps. 

How to Remove Sensitive Content Warning From Your Own Tweet

If you upload media or post tweets that contain sensitive content, Twitter may put a warning label on your Tweet. You can remove the sensitive content label by following these easy steps below:

For Android Users

  1. Open Twitter and click on your profile icon. 
  2. Click on Settings and privacy.
  3. Tap on the Privacy and safety option.
  4. Tap on the Your Tweets option.
  5. Disable the toggle beside the option Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive. 

From Desktop or Laptop

  1. Open and click on the More option in the sidebar.
  2. Click on Settings and privacy, and then select Privacy and safety.
  3. Select Your Tweets.
  4. Uncheck the box besides Mark media you Tweet as containing material that may be sensitive.

Why Can’t You Turn Off Sensitive Content on Twitter?

The settings to turn off sensitive content on Twitter isn’t available on iPhone or iPad. So if you’re using an iPhone, you won’t be able to remove the warnings. However, you can change the settings on the iPhone using a browser. 

If you can’t turn off Sensitive Content on Twitter from your Android phone, make sure to check you have the latest app version. You can update the app to get the latest version and remove the warning messages. 

Wrapping Up

Unlike Facebook or Instagram, Twitter allows almost everyone to post anything they want. It definitely lets people share their opinion and start a conversation freely. However, it also comes with its own drawbacks. 

Millions of users post tweets that contain media or information that may be harmful. By providing the option to enable and disable sensitive content on Twitter, it has offered freedom to users. 

With the warning message, users can filter their tweets based on their preferences and have a great experience on the platform. 


  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith is a writer at specializing in social media and digital marketing. She likes to make complicated things easily understandable for everyone. Her writing expertise includes how-to guides, social media tips and tricks, and digital marketing. When she's not writing, she is either traveling in some part of the world or painting in her house. She has been writing for the past 7 years and has written dozens of blog posts and articles around various digital marketing and social media topics.

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