Recently, Twitter has taken more aggressive stand to ban the accounts that spread hatred and terror and completely mutes abusive words and phrases. Eliminating explicit contents from displaying in the search results, Twitter also lets you search in safe mode both on your iOS device and computer.

Once you have enabled the safe search mode in Twitter, all the sensitive contents won't show up in the search results. Even better, it also prevents contents from blocked or muted accounts from showing up. Let's jump over to find out how it works:

How to Enable Safe Search Mode in Twitter on iPhone and Computer

How to Turn On Safe Search Mode in Twitter on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First off, you need to open any web browser on your iOS device. In this test, I am going to launch Safari.

Step #2. Now, go to twitter.com.

Step #3. Next, you need to sign into your account.

Step #4. Now, tap on the search button and enter the name of the query. As for instance, politics.

Search in Twitter on iPhone

Step #5. Next up, tap on the gear icon.

Tap on Settings Icon in Twitter Search on iPhone

Step #6. Now, you need to check the boxes next to “Hide sensitive content” and “Remove blocked and muted accounts.”

Turn On Safe Search Mode in Twitter on iPhone

Note: By default, they are enabled. Keep them checked to browse safely.

How to Enable Safe Search Mode in Twitter on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser on your Mac or Windows PC and go to twitter.com.

Step #2. Then, type your search query and hit enter.

Search in Twitter on Computer

Step #3. Next, click on the three vertical dots along the top right corner.

Click on Vertical Dots in Twitter on Computer

Step #4. Next, you have to select Search settings in the menu.

Click on Search Settings in Twitter on Computer

  • Hide Sensitive Content: It prevents sensitive contents from displaying in your search results.
  • Remove blocked and muted account: It lets you prevent blocked as well as muted accounts from showing up in your search results.

Check the boxes next to these options to enable them. If you don't want to search in safe mode, uncheck the boxes.

Enable Safe Search in Twitter on Computer

Note: By default, these options are enabled. I would recommend you to keep these options enabled to continue to search in safe mode.

Signing Off

This is a very user-friendly feature and a perfect tool to keep all those sensitive contents away. What's your take on it?

Twitter has recently added quite a few interesting features such as the ability to stream video, the option to use QR code, night mode, read receipt etc.

Is there any new feature you want to see in this news app? Share your views in the comments.

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