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Q: What does follow reporting sensitive media?
A: If you encounter media in Tweets that you believe should be treated as sensitive under twitter's media policy, please report it using the process described below.

Follow these instructions to report media:

  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report on or from the Twitter for iOS or Android app.
  2. Click or tap the icon.
  3. Select Report.
  4. Select It displays a sensitive [image/video/media].
  5. Next we’ll provide recommendations for additional actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience.
Please remember that if you are seeing something you don’t like, and Twitter hasn’t placed a warning label before it, it’s possible that it doesn’t meet our threshold for a warning on the media.
Q: What happens to sensitive media I report?
A: Twitter reviews reports of media flagged by users to determine if that media requires a warning message in order to comply with Twitter’s media policies. Please remember that by flagging media you are bringing it to the attention of the Twitter team. The flagged content will not automatically receive a warning message or be removed from the site.

For information about what you can do if your content is reported as sensitive, visit this artical.

Q: How to control whether you see sensitive media in Tweets?
A: 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 hide media in Tweets that have been marked as potentially sensitive.


  1. Log in to Twitter and go to your privacy and safety settings.
  2. Look for Tweet media section and check the box next to Display media that may contain sensitive content.
  3. Save your settings at the bottom of the page.
From Twitter for iOS:

Adjust your Tweet media settings by logging in to and using the From instructions above.

From Twitter for Android:

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, and select Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy and safety.
  3. Under Safety, check the box next to Show me sensitive media.

    Note:You can also unfollow or block accounts that are disrupting your Twitter experience.

Q: How to report content that is illegal or otherwise violates the Twitter Rules?
A: For information outlining other types of violations and how you can report them to us, please see this artical.
Q: Who reads my updates?
A: Your followers read your Tweets. If your Tweets are public, anyone who runs a search for a keyword in your Tweet may be able to see that message. Your Tweets are public by default; if you're hesitant to have people you may not know read your updates,protect your tweets to approve followers and keep your updates out of search.
Q: How can I send updates to Twitter?
A: Read our article about how to post a tweet.You can Tweet from, a mobile device, or an application.
Q: Can I put my Twitter updates on my blog?
A: Yes! Put a twitter widget on your blog or website – anywhere that accepts Javascript or HTML.
Q: Can I edit a Tweet once I've posted it?
A: No, you can’t edit a Tweet once you have posted it, but you can delete it.
Q: What's a Retweet?
A: Aretweet is a Tweet that you forward to your followers.
Q: Why can't I see all my Tweets? Are they lost?
A: We store all your Tweets. Navigate to your profile to view up to 3,200 of your most recent Tweets in your profile timeline. To view more, you can download your twitter archive and browse a snapshot of your Twitter information, starting with your first Tweet.
Q: How do I post a picture to Twitter?
A: Uploading and sharing images on Twitter is easy! You can find step-by-step instructions and FAQs here
Q: Where can I find out more information about Twitter's Terms of Service?
A: Read Twitter's terms of service and the twitter rules for more information.
Q: How do I submit a complaint about copyright, impersonation, trademark, or other Terms of Service issues?
A: Review our terms of service section to find out what constitutes a violation, and how to go about fixing a related problem.
Q: How do I report spam?
A: Read our article about how to report spam on twitter.We encourage you to always block any spammers you find.
Q: Why are accounts suspended?
A: Accounts are suspended for terms of service violations or spam investigation. Read more about this here.
Q: How does Twitter determine the precise location of my mobile device?
A: If you have location services enabled,Twitter may use a variety of signals to determine the precise location of your device, such as GPS, cell tower signal and data about nearby wireless access points.

Whether or not you have location services enabled, if you own a wireless access point (for example, if you have set up a wireless network), Twitter may use certain publicly broadcast information from that access point, such as its name/SSID, MAC address, frequency, and signal strength, to power Twitter's location services. If you prefer that Twitter not use data about your wireless access point in this way, you can opt out through the following options:

  • Add"_nomap"the end of your wireless network’s SSID. For example, if your wireless network SSID (name) is “TwitterHQ” you would modify this to “TwitterHQ_nomap”; or
  • Prevent your wireless network from publicly broadcasting its SSID.
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Q: When I go live on Twitter, where does it go?
A: Your live video can go anywhere that a Tweet can go. This means that it’ll be searchable in the Twitter app, on the Twitter website, and it can be embedded on other websites just like any other Tweet. It will also exist and be searchable on Periscope, which powers live videos on Twitter. If you add a location to your live video Tweet, your video will be discoverable on the global map on periscope
Q: Does this mean that I have a Periscope account now?
A: We use your Twitter account to log in to Periscope. To take full advantage of Periscope’s features, download the periscope app to discover popular and featured live videos and to find new accounts to follow. You can also update any of your account settings on Periscope.
Q: Can I save my live video?
A: Your live videos will automatically be posted as a Tweet each time you go live. Additionally, you can save your live video right to your device’s camera roll at the end of your live video by tapping Save to camera roll. If you would like to upload and share your video at a later time, read our sharing and watching videos on twitter article to learn how.
Q: Can I receive notifications when accounts I follow start a live video?
A: Yes! Learn how to opt-in to receive push notifications from accounts when they go live through our sharing and watching videos on twitter article.
Q: Can I comment in a live video on Twitter?
A: Yes, you can comment and send hearts in any live video you’re watching. You can also interact with other members of the audience by tapping on a comment to view the account profile, respond to a comment, or block the account. Please note that if you block an account from Twitter, the account will be blocked in Periscope as well.
Q: How can I find live videos on Twitter?
A: You can discover and watch live videos from your Home timeline, notifications, search, and trends. You can watch live videos and replays from anyone on Twitter.
Q: Can you remove someone from watching and commenting in a live video?
A: When you block someone on Twitter they will not be able to watch or comment in your live video. If you want to stop someone from commenting in your live video, you can block them by tapping on their comment, selecting their profile, tapping the gear icon, and then choosing Block User. The account will no longer be able to participate in your live videos and they will be blocked on Twitter and Periscope. Learn more about comment moderation here.

As a viewer, you can report comments that you find abusive or offensive by selecting the comment and choosing Report Comment. When you report a comment you will no longer see messages from that commenter for the remainder of the live video. This will not, however, block the account on Twitter or Periscope.

Q: Can I open a live video in Periscope from Twitter?
A: Yes! From a live full-screen video in Twitter: Swipe right on iOS, or swipe up on Android to open a menu of options. From the menu, tap Open in Periscope.
Q: Can I delete my live video?
A: Yes, you can delete any of your posted videos at any time.

Note: Deleting a Tweet with your live video will delete the video from Periscope as well, while deleting your video from Periscope will not automatically delete the Tweet from Twitter.


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