How to Unblur on Twitch - Steps Explained

An image of a blurred Twitch homepage - How to Unblur on Twitch

An image of a blurred Twitch homepage - How to Unblur on Twitch

Twitch now blurs preview thumbnails of streams with sexual themes while browsing categories, viewing recommendations, or searching for content. However, some users are unhappy with this feature and are looking for ways to unblur on Twitch.

While this change aims to protect viewers, many adults find it frustrating as they prefer to understand the content of a stream from its thumbnail without needing to open it. If you’re one of those users looking to unblur these thumbnails, we can help.

This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to unblur on Twitch. We’ll explore how to adjust your settings to see the content you want without any obstructions. But, before that, you might want to know how to raid on Twitch.

How to Unblur Thumbnails on Twitch

Fortunately, blurring the thumbnails is an opt-in feature enabled by default, and users can opt out of it at any time. To unblur preview thumbnails on Twitch, follow these steps:

  • Click your profile icon and select “Settings.”
  • Navigate to the “Content Preferences” tab.
  • Toggle off “Blur Content with Sexual Themes.”

This will unblur preview thumbnails for content labelled as containing “Sexual Themes.” Note that if you follow a channel, its content won’t be blurred in the first place, even if it has a “Sexual Themes” label.

It is also worth noting that this feature will only blur mature content with sexual themes, not other types of explicit content such as drugs, gambling, mature-rated games, vulgarity, or profanity.

Why Is Twitch Blurred?

Twitch blurs certain thumbnails to create a safer and more comfortable browsing experience for all users. This feature specifically targets streams with sexual themes, ensuring that potentially explicit content is not immediately visible on the homepage.

By doing so, Twitch aims to protect viewers, particularly minors and those who prefer not to see such content. The blur feature relies on creators to label their streams appropriately, and users can opt out of this setting if they wish to view all thumbnails without restrictions.

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to unblur thumbnails on Twitch. We hope you found it informational. Before heading off, be sure to explore our other Twitch guides, including how to get Twitch drops and how to add emotes.

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