How To Turn On NSFW On Reddit App And Website (See Blur Content)

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By Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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If you are a constant user of Reddit then you most certainly have come across the NSFW filter, which blurs some type of content on the app.

A lot of apps these days have filters that blur content. Because it has been turned on, the feature block you from seeing the contents until you request to see it.

If you’re wondering what you can do to enable the NSFW filter on the Reddit app or website, this guide shows you how.

In this article, you will learn what NSFW means on Reddit. You will also learn how to turn on NSFW on the Reddit app and website.

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What Is NSFW On Reddit?

NSFW is just an abbreviation for “Not Safe For Work” on Reddit. It is a filter on Reddit that allows users to toggle on or off the display of certain sensitive or inappropriate content.

This feature is turned off by default in case you’re viewing Reddit in public or at your workplace.

It can be quite awkward and slightly embarrassing If you should be caught viewing certain content which may be sexual or may contain other sensitiv. e things.

For this reason, Reddit has a filter that can help you to avoid seeing certain contents which are deemed not safe for work when you are viewing Reddit at work or in public places.

How To Turn On NSFW On Reddit

Turning on your NSFW filter on Reddit is quite simple. If you’re using an Android or iPhone device, you’ll easily be to enable NSFW on Reddit.

Enable NSFW On Reddit For Android

Open Reddit app > Tap on your profile picture at the top right > Tap Settings and scroll to View Options > Toggle Show NSFW Content (I’m over 18) to on.

Step 1: Open Reddit App

Open the Reddit app on your Android device and log in to your account If you’re not already signed in.

Step 2: Tap Profile Picture

Tap on your profile picture at the top right corner of the screen and tap on Settings at the bottom of the side menu.

Step 3: Turn On NSFW

On the Settings page, scroll down to the View Options section and toggle on Show NSFW Content (1’m over 18) to on.

You can stop NSFW images from getting blurred by toggling off Blur NSFW Images to off.

Enable NSFW On Reddit For iPhone

There is no direct feature to turn on NSFW on the Reddit app for iPhone. You can however turn on the NSFW filter using your phone settings. Here is how to do it.

Open iPhone Settings and find the Reddit app > Tap on the Reddit app > Under the Reddit Settings, toggle Show NSFW Content (18+) to on. 

Step 1: Open iPhone Settings

To Turn on NSFW on iOS, open the iPhone or iPad Settings and scroll down to the Reddit app.

Step 2: Turn On NSFW

Tap on the Reddit app, Under the Reddit Settings, toggle Show NSFW Content (18+) to on. 

You can stop NSFW images from getting blurred by toggling off Blur NSFW Images to off.

Enable NSFW On Reddit For Desktop

Reddit also allows users to access NSFW on PC through the website. To turn on NSFW, follow these steps.

Open Reddit through a browser > Tap your Username at the top right > Tap on User Settings > Tap on Feed Settings > toggle Adult content to on.

Step 1: Open Reddit Web

On your computer open the Reddit website and log in to your account if you haven’t already. Then tap on your username at the top right.

Step 2: Tap User Settings

From the Account options display, tap on the User Settings, and the User Settings tab will open.

Step 3: Tap Feed Settings

From the User Settings, tap on Feed Settings and toggle on Adult content.

Turn off Safe browsing mode to stop NSFW images from getting blurred while using Reddit the website.

Conclusion

Reddit is great for keeping up to date with social news and for asking questions. There is an answer to pretty much every question you can ask.

In using Reddit, you may come across adult content or other content that may not be appropriate for every viewer.

Having people peep over your phone to watch what you are viewing in public can be quite awkward and sometimes embarrassing.

With Reddit, there is the NSFW filter which, when turned off, prevents adult and sensitive content from being displayed on the app.

Now, with this filter turned on, you can see NSFW content even in your workplace or public area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How To View NSFW Content On Reddit?

If you want to view NSFW content on Reddit, you will have to turn on the NSFW Content (18+) filter.

Can I Enable NSFW From My Reddit App?

Yes. You can easily enable the NSFW filter to allow you to comfortably use Reddit in public places. You can do this on your iPhone or Android device.

How Do I Turn Off NSFW On Reddit?

For Android: Open the Reddit app > log in to your account > Tap profile picture > Tap Settings >Toggle off NSFW Content (18+)

For iPhone: Open Settings > The Reddit App > Under Reddit Settings, toggle off NSFW Content (18+)

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