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Media settings and best practices

What are Tweet media settings?

Your Tweet media settings allow you to label your media for the appropriate viewers, and select whose media will display on your Twitter homepage. Remember that your audience is potentially made up of millions of people, and that not all media is suitable for everyone. 

Who should mark their media as containing sensitive content?

If you upload Tweet media that might be considered sensitive content such as nudity, violence, or medical procedures, you should consider applying the account setting “Mark my media as containing sensitive content” by following the instructions below. 

If another user notices that you have not marked your media appropriately, that user may flag your image or video for review. To avoid this, if you plan to often upload possibly sensitive content, check the box next to "Mark my media as containing possibly sensitive content" in your account settings page. To learn more about what happens if your image or video is reported, please review the Twitter Media Policy page

How to mark your media as containing sensitive content:

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account.
  2. Go to your account settings page and locate the Tweet Media section.
  3. Click the box next to "Mark my media as containing sensitive content."
  4. Save your settings at the bottom of the page.

How will others see media that has been marked as sensitive?

When you mark your Tweets as containing media that might be sensitive, users will be required to click through a warning message before media is displayed to them. For users who have opted in to seeing possibly sensitive media, they will see your images without a warning.

Users can opt in to view any sensitive media by default. These settings can be selected in your account settings Tweet media section as well.

How to control whose media you see in Tweets:

You can choose to view media in Tweets that may contain sensitive content without a warning. If you are concerned about viewing sensitive content, you should keep your default settings. Your default settings will help by providing warnings before seeing content that has been marked as possibly sensitive.

  1. Log in to Twitter and go to your account settings.
  2. Check the boxes to display media from people you don't follow, and/or to display sensitive content. 
  3. Save your settings at the bottom of the page.


Note: Remember you can also unfollow or block users that are disrupting your Twitter experience. 

How to flag and report images and videos in Tweets:

If you feel an image or video should be brought to the attention of the Twitter team for review, please report the media. You can do this by following the instructions in this article.

For more information, read the Twitter Media Policy.