How to Turn On or Off “Profanity Filter” in Threads

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The article provides a guide on toggling the ‘Offensive Words and Phrases’ feature in the Threads app, a messaging platform developed by Facebook. Users can decide whether to hide or display replies containing potential spam, misleading, or offensive content. This setting allows for better filtering of undesirable content, enhancing the user’s digital safety and conversation…

This article explains how to hide or unhide “Offensive words and phrases” in the Threads app on mobile devices.

The Threads app is a messaging app developed by Facebook for users who want to keep in touch with their closest friends and share their status. It allows users to share photos, videos, messages, stories, and more.

When you use Threads, you can switch between private and public accounts, mute or unmute people, and more.

The mobile version also lets you turn “Offensive words and phrases” on or off so that replies to posts containing common words, phrases, or emojis that may be offensive, misleading, or spam will automatically move to a covered section at the bottom of your thread.

Hiding or unhiding offensive words and phrases in the Threads app can help you filter out unwanted or potentially harmful content from your conversations. By turning on this feature, any messages containing common offensive words or phrases will be hidden from view, making your experience on the app more pleasant and safe.

Conversely, if you choose to turn off this feature, you may see more explicit or offensive language in your conversations.

Hide or unhide “Offensive words and phrases” in Threads

As mentioned above, users can turn a feature on or off in Threads to hide or unhide unwanted or potentially harmful content from their conversations.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Threads app on your device.

Open the Threads app on mobile device

When the app opens, click the “Person” image at the bottom right, then select the Settings Menu at the top.

Switch to private account in Threads

Next, select the Privacy tile on the Settings page to expand it.

Switch to private account in Threads

On the Privacy settings page, select the Hidden Words tile to expand it.

Hide or unhide offensive words and phrases in Threads

On the “Hidden Words” settings page, under “Offensive words and phrases,” select the On radio button to enable it.

To disable it, select the Off button.

Additionally, select On for “Custom words and phrases” to add your own words to filter from posts. You can add and manage as many as you want.

Hide or unhide offensive words and phrases in Threads

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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