How to use safe search on

Twitter has many user-focused tools for curbing offensive or abusive content on the service. If you prefer using the micro-blogging service in your web browser, you may want to enable a pair of toggles in settings to prevent unwanted content from cluttering your search results.

You can tell Twitter to prevent sensitive content as well as tweets from blocked and muted accounts from polluting your search results on, here’s how.

Your search results show a combination of tweets, photos, accounts and more.

These filters exclude content that Twitter has deemed potentially sensitive, along with accounts you have muted or blocked, from your search results on the web. You have the option to turn the safe search filter on the web off, or back on, at any time.

To use these features, be sure to search on as a logged-in user.

How to enable and use safe search mode on

1) Using your desktop browser, log in to

2) Type your search query into the box at the top of the page.

Safe search on Twitter

3) Now click the overflow icon (it resembles three vertically aligned dots) on the right hand side of the search results page for more options, then choose Search Settings from the popup menu to disable or re-enable filtered search results.

Twitter search settings

You have the following toggles at your disposal.

  • Hide sensitive content—Stop sensitive or abusive content from appearing in search results.
  • Remove blocked and muted accounts—Prevents content from the accounts you have blocked or muted from unnecessarily spamming your search results.

Tick or untick the box to enable or disable either setting.

Hide sensitive content on Twitter

4) Click Save Changes to continue.

Keep in mind that this setting may take several minutes to go into effect. To reiterate, these safe search filters are currently only available through Twitter’s web interface.

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