What does the eye icon 👁️ mean on Mastodon?

If you’re browsing a thread on Mastodon through your server’s website, you may have noticed an icon in the top right corner that looks like an eye 👁️

Clicking this icon reveals or hides all posts in the thread that are hidden by Content Warnings (CW). If the posts with CWs are hidden, click on the eye to open them all at once, or click again to close them all.

This feature is really useful on threads with a lot of posts hidden by CWs, as it means you don’t have to open each CW one by one.

I can’t see the eye, where is it?

The eye icon is only visible when you’re viewing a thread. You can view a thread by clicking on a post, which will show you the thread the post comes from.

Also note that apps may use something else to represent this feature instead of an eye. Don’t worry if you can’t see it!

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