Tuesday, March 21

How to place sensitive content warnings on Twitter | Digital Trends Spanish

Have you ever refrained from posting an image on Twitter because its content was very explicit and could hurt feelings? Well, it happens that you can do it by alerting your followers beforehand. You did not know? we tell you here how to place sensitive content warnings in your tweets in a few simple steps.

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Although Twitter offers the option to tag accounts with sensitive content, it is a tool that is aimed at those who publish this type of material frequently and not for those who may do so occasionally and under certain circumstances.

An example may be an image or video with which you want to report a case of extreme violence. Since this is a post that might make some people uncomfortable, it’s best to tag it as sensitive content.

How to tag sensitive content on Twitter for one time

The option to add a one-time sensitive content tag is available to all Twitter users, both Android, iOS, as well as the web platform.

If you need to use it, you must follow the following steps:

  • Open the Twitter app on your phone or computer.
  • Make a post and attach an image or video.
  • If you’re on a cell phone, press the three vertical dots. From a computer, click Edit.
  • Look for the flag icon and press it.
  • Mark the content warning that most represents the image.
  • press Keep and later Tweet.

This way, you can alert your followers if a post contains any sensitive content. In addition, you also prevent the platform itself from marking your publication, either due to automatic filter processes or due to complaints from other users.

How to set up your account for sensitive content

Another option is to permanently configure your account for the publication of sensitive content, in case you constantly publish content that can hurt certain sensitivities.

By properly marking your media settings, Twitter can identify potentially sensitive content that other users may not want to see, such as violence or nudity.

In this way, if you intend to publish this type of content regularly, it is best to carry out the following process:

  • Sign in to your Twitter account.
  • If you’re on mobile, tap your profile picture. From a computer, click the plus icon.
  • Choose Settings and privacy in the dropdown menu.
  • go to Privacy & Security.
  • press your tweets
  • Check the box next to Flag media content you tweet as containing sensitive material.

If you have this setting enabled, people who visit your profile may see a message informing them that their account may contain potentially sensitive content and asking them to confirm that they want to view it.

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