Managing Sensitive Content on X/Twitter

November 27, 2023

If you’re an active Twitter user, you may notice a lot of tweets that are not visible immediately due to containing sensitive media. You can view it only after hitting the “Show” button on the sensitive content.

If there are a lot of tweets like that on the timeline, it might get frustrating at one point. So what to do if you want to see the content immediately, without tapping on every “sensitive content” media?

Here is our full guide on how to turn off sensitive content on Twitter X and start peacefully scrolling through your timeline.

Disabling Sensitive Content on Desktop (Twitter)

First, let’s see how to turn off sensitive content on the desktop Twitter X:

  1. Go to the X/Twitter website and log in to your X/Twitter profile.
  2. Select the "More" button from the sidebar which is located last in the menu.
  3. Click on "Settings & Support".
  4. Navigate to "Settings and Privacy" on the opened page.
  5. Select "Privacy and Safety" to access another menu.
  6. Locate "Content You See" and enable the checkbox "Display Media That May Contain Sensitive Content". Not that by default sensitive content is hidden.

Disabling Sensitive Content on X/Twitter (Android)

Now, let’s switch to your mobile devices.

If you want to disable sensitive content on Android devices, follow these steps:

  1. Open the official app on your smartphone.
  2. Select "Settings & Support" from the sidebar.
  3. Tap on "Settings and Privacy" to open the Settings tab.
  4. Choose "Privacy and Safety" from the options.
  5. Find and tap on "Content You See."
  6. Enable "Display Media That May Contain Sensitive Content".

Disabling Sensitive Content on X/Twitter (iOS)

Unfortunately, directly disabling sensitive content on X (Twitter) for iOS is not possible. Use a browser or Android device and follow the steps we introduced above.

Reporting Sensitive Media on Your Timeline

Now, if you see media on your timeline that should be considered sensitive, but in fact is not, you can report it. Here is how to do that in a few simple steps:

  1. Open X/Twitter and navigate to the tweet containing sensitive media.
  2. Select the three-dot icon adjacent to the post and choose "Report Tweet".
  3. Specify the reason, selecting "It Displays a Sensitive Photo or Video."

Sensitive Content on Your Timeline

Another issue that occurs a lot when it comes to X/Twitter. Many users have sensitive content on their accounts but cannot spot it because the tweet/X post was posted a long time ago.

Now, they obviously don’t want others to find and see it! Now, TweetDeleter offers a great solution that helps you delete all your tweets/X posts at once.

Instead of choosing complete wipe, users can selectively remove older posts and retweets using TweetDeleter. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Log in to TweetDeleter using your X/Twitter account.
  2. If necessary, sort tweets/posts by type, date, profanity, media, or specific time frames.
  3. Choose to delete all X post/tweets or selectively remove specific ones.

And that’s how to keep your sensitive content data away from prying eyes!