How to Manage Sensitive Content on Twitter

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Twitter’s Media Classification Algorithm or Machine Learning Model flags some tweets with a sensitive content warning and hides that particular tweet. You may have observed many times while scrolling through your twitter feed that “The following media includes potentially sensitive content”. You can disable this feature in your Twitter Android or iOS application or twitter website. You can also disable this warning for your own tweets.

A potentially sensitive content tweet looks like this in your twitter feed. It’s quite tedious to click on the “View” button every time to see the tweet when you encounter this kind of message.

What is Sensitive Content?

Twitter considers some irrelevant content as a sensitive content which can be awkward for some group of people or age group

Twitter is a less strict social media platform compared to other social media platforms like Facebook. But Twitter considers some content to as sensitive. You can refer to Twitter’s Sensitive Media Policy to know more about sensitive content.

Twitter flags the media and profiles warnings like, “This media may contain sensitive material,” “This profile may include potentially sensitive content,” or “The following media includes potentially sensitive content.”

How to disable Sensitive Content Warning

You can disable the Sensitive Content warning from Twitter’s privacy settings on the Twitter website or Android application. But they’re not available in the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad. Changing the Settings on the web app or Android app will also reflect in your iOS application as the Twitter iPhone and iPad apps will not display sensitive content warnings.

To disable the sensitive content warning:

  1. Click on Menu(More)
  2. Go to Settings and Privacy
  3. Go to Privacy and Safety and scroll down to Safety
  4. Check the box that says “Display media that may contain sensitive content”

You can also click on “Change the Settings” in the warning message on the tweet to quickly open this settings.

Twitter Sensitive Content Settings

How to disable warning from your own Tweets

To disable the sensitive content warning of your own tweets:

  1. Click on Menu(More)
  2. Go to Settings and Privacy
  3. Go to Privacy and Safety and scroll down to Safety
  4. Uncheck the box that says “Mark media you Tweet as containing material that may be sensitive”

This option is also available on the web app and in the Android app but not in the Twitter app for iOS devices.

Note that Twitter reserves the right to permanently enable this option for your account if you abuse this option and upload sensitive content.

Conclusion

Above displayed are the two methods to disable or enable sensitive content warning on twitter.

If you don’t want to see the sensitive content, you need to do nothing, that’s the default setting on Twitter. Just ensure the “Display Media That May Contain Sensitive Content” option is unchecked in Safety settings.

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