Twitter blocks certain tweets with a “potentially sensitive content” warning. You can disable this warning, even on an iPhone or iPad, where the option isn’t normally available. You can also disable sensitive content warnings on your own tweets.
What is “Sensitive Content”?
Twitter says this warning label is for “potentially sensitive content. . . such as violence or nudity. »
To be frank, Twitter is a more versatile social network than Facebook. While Twitter ‘s sensitive media policy prohibits “excessively bloody” media, “media depicting sexual violence” and illegal content, almost anything else is allowed.
By default, Twitter restricts this media with a warning such as “This media may contain sensitive content”, “This profile may contain potentially sensitive content” or “The following media contains potentially sensitive content. »
If you don’t have a Twitter account, you’ll need to create one and log in to change this setting.
How to ignore the “Sensitive Content” warning
You disable the sensitive content warning in Twitter’s privacy settings. You will also find these options in the same place in the Android app, but they are not available in the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad. However, if you change the setting on the web, the Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad will show you sensitive content without any warning.
To turn off the warning, go to the Twitter website and click menu > Settings & privacy > Privacy & security .
Under Security, enable the option “Show media that may contain sensitive content” to disable the warning for tweets.
How to Show “Sensitive Content” in Searches
Tweets with sensitive content are normally hidden from search, but you can turn them on if you prefer.
To do this, go to the Twitter website and click menu > Settings & privacy > Content preferences > Search settings . Uncheck “Hide sensitive content” here.
How to remove the warning from your own tweets
To prevent Twitter from marking media you upload as sensitive, choose menu > Settings & privacy > Privacy & security. Make sure “Mark media you tweet as containing material that may be sensitive” is unchecked.
This option is available on the web and in the Android app, but not in the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad.
Note that Twitter reserves the right to permanently enable this option for your account if you abuse this option and upload sensitive media without marking it as such. If you can’t turn it off, that’s why.
If you don’t want to see sensitive content, don’t worry, this is the default setting on Twitter. Just make sure ‘Show media that may contain sensitive content’ is disabled and ‘Hide sensitive content’ for searches is enabled.