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Telegram Sensitive Content Option Not Showing – Quick Fix

Telegram Sensitive Content Option Not Showing – Quick Fix

Many Telegram users like to view sensitive content shared with them, but sometimes this option is not showing in their privacy and security settings.

If the Telegram “Sensitive Content” option is not showing on the mobile and desktop app, the platform might have removed this feature for you. To fix this, access your account on Telegram web and disable the content filter. If this doesn’t help,  update the Telegram app to the latest version and see if this option shows up.

In this detailed guide, we’ll discuss why the Telegram “Sensitive Content” option is not showing on the app and how you can turn off content filtering to view explicit posts and messages.  

Why can’t I see the sensitive content option in Telegram?

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One of the following might be the reason why the Telegram “Sensitive Content” option is not showing in the app:

  • Telegram might have removed the option for you.
  • You might be using an outdated Telegram app on your device.
  • The Telegram app cache data got corrupted over time.

How do I find the Telegram sensitive content option?

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If Telegram is not showing the Sensitive Content option, below are a few solutions that may help you locate this feature on your account.

Change Settings On Telegram Web

Many users report that the “Sensitive Content” option is usually available in the Telegram web version. Therefore, try signing in to the Telegram web on a browser and turn off or turn on this filter with these steps:

  • Open a browser on your mobile device or PC and go to the Telegram Web portal.
  • Sign in to your account using the QR code or registered phone number.
  • Tap or click the three bars.
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Go to “Privacy and Security.”
  • Check or uncheck the “Disable Filtering” option as per your requirement, and that’s about it. 
Enabling or disabling Sensitive Content in Telegram web


Telegram might have removed the “Sensitive Content” option in specific regions due to local content regulations or restrictions for public channels. To dodge this, use a reputable VPN app on your device to mimic your location where this option is available. Here’s how:

Mobile Device:

  • Open “App Store/ Play Store.”
  • Search for a reputable VPN with enough downloads and good ratings. 
  • Tap “GET” or “Install.”
  • Open the VPN.
  • Tap “Connect” and choose another location than where you currently reside.   

Windows Computer: 

  • Open “Microsoft Store.”
  • Search for a VPN.
  • Click “Get.”
  • After downloading, open the VPN, connect to a new virtual server, and verify the “Sensitive Content” option shows up on Telegram under the Privacy and Security settings.  

IMPORTANT: You may need to try different servers on a VPN to find one that shows the “Sensitive Content” option on the Telegram mobile or desktop app. 

Clear Telegram Cache Data

Sometimes, corrupt Telegram cache data disrupts the normal functions of the app and prevent it from showing messages or specific features, like the “Sensitive Content” option. 

To fix this, clear the Telegram cache on the app, mobile device, or PC with these steps:

Telegram Mobile App:

  • Open Telegram.”
  • Tap the three horizontal bars.
  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Data and Storage.”
  • Tap “Storage Usage.”
  • Select “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache” on the pop-up warning message to confirm.

Telegram PC App:

  • OpenTelegram.
  • Click the three lines.
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Click “Advanced Settings.”
  • Select “Manage Local Storage.”
  • Select “Clear All.”
  • Click “OK.”
Clearing Telegram desktop app cache


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps” > “All Apps.”
  • Select “Telegram.”
  • Tap “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “Clear Data.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone / iPad Storage.”
  • Select “Telegram.”
  • Tap “Offload App.”
  • Select “Offload App.”

Once you clear the cache data, launch the Telegram app, and check if you can find the desired option.

Update Telegram App

An outdated Telegram app on your mobile device or PC may not have the patches available in the new version to show the “Sensitive Content” option under privacy and security settings.

The best solution here is to update the Telegram app on your mobile devices and PC with the steps given below:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Tap your Profile.
  • Tap “Manage Apps and Device.”
  • Under “Updates Available,” tap “See Details.”
  • Tap “Update” next to Telegram.


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap your profile icon.
  • Go to “Available Updates.”
  • Select “Update” next to “Telegram.”

Telegram Desktop:

  • Open “Telegram Desktop.”
  • Click the three horizontal bars.
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Go to “Advanced Settings.”
  • Toggle on “Update Automatically” under the “Version and Updates” section.
  • Click “Check For Updates” to install the new app version automatically. 

Another way to update the Telegram app on PC is to check for the new version in the “Microsoft Store” this way:

  • Open “Microsoft Store.”
  • Click “Library.”
  • Click “Update All.”
  • Otherwise, click “Get Updates” to let the store search and install new updates automatically for the apps, including Telegram.

NOTE: Updating the app can also help you resolve the Telegram not loading images issue. 

How do I unblock sensitive content on Telegram?

According to Telegram Bugs and Suggestion page, the app will show only a few users to enable or disable the “Sensitive Content” option. However, here is a quick workaround to help you view unfiltered messages and posts on your Telegram account. 

Telegram has a Nicegram bot that lets you show content sensitive to others, like explicit media files and messages. To do this:  

  • Open Telegram.”
  • Search for “Nicegram Bot” and click or tap it.
  • Select “Start.”
  • Tap / Click “Login To Nicegram.”
  • Tick “Log in to as [Name].”
  • Select “Open.”
  • Toggle on “I’m 18+ Years Old.”
  • Toggle on“Show Content That May Be Sensitive.”
  • Click or tap “Save.”
  • Afterward, close the Telegram app and open it again to see if you can view the explicit content shared on various subscribed channels. 


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at