How to Enable NSFW on Reddit 2022

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Reddit

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Reddit is one of the most significant online communities, a space where people from different age groups share their diverse content, some of which are unsuitable for minors.

For the same reason, Reddit has integrated an option that is turned on by default and restricts under-aged users from seeing inappropriate content marked as NSFW.

The NSFW abbreviation is also used to warn users that the content is unsuitable for public places.

However, if you are above eighteen and wish to see NSFW content, this post will guide you through the process of turning this option on.

What is NSFW on Reddit?

nsfw abbreviation

NSFW is an abbreviation for Not Safe for Work and warns users that the content they are about to view might contain nudity or violence and is inappropriate for minors and public places.

The NSFW option is available on many social platforms where diverse UGC is shared daily. As a result, users can control whether a specific person behind a social media profile can view such content or not.

On Reddit, the NSFW option is turned off by default, meaning that if users want to view NSFW content, they must manually turn it on.

This post will go through the steps for allowing NSFW content on Reddit, so keep reading.

How to view NSFW content on Reddit

To view NSFW content on Reddit, users need to navigate to the settings of their profiles and toggle the button for ‘Adult content’.

The process is straightforward; however, the steps differ depending on the device you are using.

Below you will find the steps for enabling adult content on Reddit via Android, iOS, or PC.

Enable NSFW content on Reddit for Android

  1. Open the Reddit app and go to ‘Users Settings’.
  2. Tap on ‘Feed Settings’.
  3. Tap the toggle button for ‘Adult content’.

Below the Adult content is the option for ‘Safe browsing mode’. If this option is enabled, the NSFW content will appear blurred. Tun it off to be able to view the content completely.

Enable NSFW content on Reddit for IOS

iOS users need to enable this feature via a web browser. Check the steps below for showing NSFW content on Reddit via PC.

Enable NSFW content on Reddit for PC

  1. Log in to your Reddit account and click on your profile name in the upper right corner.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click on ‘User Settings’.

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  1. Click on ‘Feed Settings’.
  2. Toggle the button for ‘Adult content’.

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This option only applies to how you see content in your feed or search results.

Enable NSFW content on the old reddit.com version

  1. Log in and go to your preferences.
  2. Under content options, select I am over eighteen years old and willing to view adult content (required to view some subreddits) and include not safe for work (NSFW) search results in searches.

Why does Reddit say “NSFW search results are hidden”?

If you have encountered a message stating ‘NSFW search results are hidden,’ it means that you haven’t enabled the ‘Adult content’ feature on your account.

If you haven’t allowed this action on your Reddit profile, you won’t be able to view NSFW content.

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How to turn your profile category to NSFW?

Reddit content creators can also mark their content as NSFW of SFW (safe for work).

Keep in mind that this can only be done via a web browser.

  1. Open Reddit on your mobile browser or PC.
  2. If you’re on mobile, tap the three lines on the top-right side.
  3. Select ‘Settings’.
  4. Select ‘Account Settings’.
  5. Go to the Profile tab and turn on NSFW.

Wrap up

NSFW is an option that is integrated into almost all social media platforms where users are allowed to share adult content.

On Reddit, the NSFW is turned off by default for all users, which means that those who want to view NSFW content will need to turn it on manually.

Follow our guide to find this feature on the device you are using.