How to Enable Twitter Safe Search Mode on iPhone, iPad, and PC

With more than 330 million monthly active users on Twitter, you stumble upon all types of content from witty to offensive to vulgar. But not everybody likes to see such sensitive content in their Search or Timeline. If you, too, would like to keep yourself away from these, here are the quick steps to enable Twitter’s safe search mode.

How to Enable and Use Safe Search on Twitter.com

On iPhone and iPad

  1. Log in to Twitter.com using Safari or any other browser.
  2. Tap on the search icon at the bottom.
  3. In the search box, type any word.
  4. Tap on the three horizontal dots at the top right.
  5. Tap on Search settings.
  6. Check the box for Hide sensitive content.
  7. Optional: If needed, go ahead and check the box for Remove blocked and muted accounts too.Enable and Use Twitter Safe Search on iPhone and iPad

On Computer

  1. Log in to Twitter.com on your computer.
  2. Type any query in the search box at the top right.
  3. Click on the three dots icon at the top and choose Search settings.
  4. Check the box for Hide sensitive content.
  5. Optional: Check Remove blocked and muted accounts to exclude results from accounts you have blocked or muted.
    Enable and Use Twitter Safe Search on Computer

How to Mute Certain Words or Phrases on Twitter

  1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone and tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) at the top left. (If you are on a computer, click on More in the left sidebar)
  2. Tap Settings and Privacy Privacy and safety → Muted.In Twitter App Tap on Settings and Privacy Privacy and safety and Muted
  3. Tap Muted wordsAdd.
  4. Enter the desired word or phrase.
  5. Choose where you wish to mute them from – Timeline, Notification, etc.
  6. Next, choose the duration, and finally tap on Save.Tap on Muted Words Add Enter the Word and Tap Save

Keep Yourself Safe on Twitter!

Twitter is continually on the lookout for ways to make the platform more user-friendly. Hiding insensitive posts is one such feature, among many others, like muting/blocking certain words or accounts.

It is vital to keep yourself safe on Twitter (and the web, in general). There is a ton of content out there, and disrupting your well-being for some irrelevant tweet is silly.

Are you using Twitter’s safe search mode? How’s your experience so far? Share your views in the comments.

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