The social network Twitter has started testing a new feature that allows its users to inform that the images or videos uploaded to the platforms may be sensitive, so that alerts are shown to other people.
This novelty of Twitter applies to situations in which the users who upload them are aware that some images are “disturbing or sensitive content“, as explained by the official Twitter security account.
In this way, the social network allows users to add warnings that are only displayed once, hiding the content of the image or video for those who prefer not to see it, although it is still possible to view it if the ‘view’ button is clicked.
People use Twitter to discuss what’s happening in the world, which sometimes means sharing unsettling or sensitive content. We’re testing an option for some of you to add one-time warnings to photos and videos you Tweet out, to help those who might want the warning. pic.twitter.com/LCUA5QCoOV
. Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) December 7, 2021
Adding these alerts to a tweet with multimedia content is possible after attaching the image or video in the Twitter post editor, by clicking on the three points shown in the lower right part of the image icon.
Later, in the editor, after the icon of a flag, Twitter lets you choose a third option, apart from ‘violence’ and ‘nudity’, titled ‘sensitive’.
After this option, the editor shows a preview of the alert message. Once ready, you have to click on ‘save’ and post the tweet with the attachment for the alert to appear.
Twitter has only specified that the new test function will be available for “some” of the users of your service.