After a year’s wait, Twitter is finally granting users access to its content warning feature. The feature allows you to tweet photos or videos with a warning label of nudity, violence, and ‘sensitive’ content. The feature has been made publically available on Android, iOS, and the web.
Content warning labels are important for users to protect them from potentially upsetting or triggering content.
The option to add one-time sensitive content warnings to photos and videos you Tweet is now available for everyone across Android, iOS, and web.
To add a content warning, tap the flag icon when editing the photo/video after you've attached it to your Tweet.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 25, 2022
Over the past few months, since his appointment as Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal has been trying his best to make the platform more secure, improve the company’s performance and streamline the way the microblogging website operates.
The site has also been reevaluating the way it handles problematic or abusive tweets. The content warning labels are aimed towards bringing a more ‘human first’ approach to help improve the quality of tweets that are often flagged for misinformation, hate speech, or spam.
The content warning labels can be easily added when editing a photo or video by tapping on the flag icon. For an individual media, multiple warnings can be selected. Other users can then click ‘Show’ to view the media.
The feature is currently not available for text tweets. It is also not applicable to embedded tweets or apps.