By default, Twitter takes viewer discretion into consideration and imposes censorship on content that some users may find hurtful or offensive, but not everyone feels they need to be censored. Some people would prefer to view their Twitter feed in full without it.
For anyone who doesn’t like the censored Twitter feed experience, there is a simple setting you can change so you’ll always see everything that pops up in your Twitter feed. We’ll show you how in this tutorial.
What does censored content look like?
When you’re looking at something that has been flagged as offensive by Twitter, the social network will try to hide it and you’ll see a prompt like the one below:
Whether or not the content is actually offensive remains to be seen, but in my experience, most of the stuff I find censored really isn’t offensive to me at all, so I go ahead and change the setting so I can see everything up front.
Disabling censored content on Twitter
If you’re ready to disable censored content on Twitter, we’ll show you how below.
1) Click More on the left side of the Twitter web page.
2) Click on Settings and privacy.
3) On the top left of the screen, below Settings, click Privacy and safety.
4) To the right, under Safety, check the box for Display media that may contain sensitive content.
You can then use the left-hand menu to head back to your Profile or Home.
And, you can easily change this setting later if you like by following the same basic steps and unchecking the box for sensitive content.
Should you do it?
Honestly, I can’t answer this question for you. Some people have thicker skin than others. Like I noted earlier in the post, I’ve never really seen anything on Twitter that was so offensive I felt the need to hide it.
I’ve always been a big advocator of freedom of speech, so maybe that has something to do with my views, but ultimately this is a choice you have to make based on how much you feel you can handle from the internet.
- Disabling Direct Message read receipts on Twitter
- Using Night Mode in the official Twitter app for iOS
Have you changed the setting for sensitive content on your Twitter account? Share why or why not in the comments below!