Enable/Disable NSFW Content On Reddit

NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work. Anything that can distract you at work is NSFW, and users must use the NSFW tag on their submission if it has NSFW content. 

Reddit hides NSFW content by default from search results and timelines. You can enable NSFW and still blur post thumbnails so you don’t view NSFW content unintentionally. 

You can enable NSFW content from the Reddit website and mobile app. The key difference is you can view the NSFW subreddit without an account if you use the Reddit app, but you can’t view it without an account in a web browser.

Enable or Disable NSFW on Reddit Website

Hundreds of millions of people use the Reddit website on their computers. If you also use a computer to use Reddit, here’s how to manage NSFW content on your account:

Open a web browser and visit the Reddit website. Click Log In and use your login credentials to access your account. 

Visit Reddit website and log in

If you have already logged in, click on your Reddit username at the top right corner of the navigation bar and go to User Settings

Go to Reddit User Settings

Switch to the Feed Settings tab below User Settings.

Enable NSFW on Reddit

To enable NSFW content on Reddit, toggle on Adult content. Also, toggle on Safe browsing mode to blur the thumbnails unless you open a post. 

Reddit saves the changes automatically, so you won’t have to save the changes on your end. 

Enable or Disable NSFW on Reddit Android App

You can enable or disable NSFW from the Reddit Android app. It’s also possible to blur NSFW images on the app. 

Open the Reddit app on your smartphone and tap on your Reddit avatar at the top right corner. A menu will appear on the screen; select Settings from the menu.

Manage NSFW Content on Reddit Android

Scroll down and toggle on Show NSFW Content (I’m over 18). Don’t forget to Blur NSFW Images to save yourself from troubles at work.

Enable or Disable NSFW on Reddit iOS App

iOS is different than Android in various ways. You can’t enable NSFW content from the Reddit app on an iPhone. You have to enable or disable NSFW from the Settings of your device.

Tap on Settings from the App list on your iPhone; scroll down to the bottom of the App list and tap on Reddit.

Manage NSFW Content iPhone

Toggle on Show NSFW Content (18+) to enable NSFW, and you can Blur NSFW Images if it’s what you want. Again, you can toggle off both options from the Reddit settings page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is NSFW content blurred on Reddit? 

It’s because you forgot to toggle off Blur NSFW Images from Settings. On the web, go to User Settings > Feed Settings > Toggle off Safe browsing mode. On iPhone, go to Settings > Reddit > Toggle off Blur NSFW Images. On Android, tap on Reddit avatar, go to Settings, and disable Blur NSFW Images.

Why does Reddit no longer show NSFW content?

If you disable NSFW content from Settings, Reddit excludes every NSFW post from your feed and search results. Enable NSFW, and they will start appearing again on your account.

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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