Microsoft Introduces Content Filters that Blocks Offensive Language for Xbox By Sean Carey, 15 Oct 2019 CommentsMicrosoft is introducing a new feature that automatically filters out swearing, insults and offensive language in private messages. The new system has already been rolled out for Xbox Insiders and will come to all users at some point this fall. The feature incorporates four filter levels: Friendly, Medium, Mature and Unfiltered. These filters can be applied to different types of communication, so you could have one filter enabled for friends, and another filter for message request from people you don't know. With the Friendly filter, it will detect and hide all swear words or offensive language with the placeholder text, [Potentially offensive message hidden]. A user can then decide if they want to view the message, or not. Friendly is also the default filter for all Child accounts, but the ability to view hidden messages will be turned off, the same goes for Teen accounts.The Medium filter allows some vulgar words through and limits harsher words and phrases that could be considered bullying. Words like "shit" will be changed to "sh*t" while much like the Friendly filter, more offensive language is hidden by the same placeholder text, and can still be viewed if wanted. For the Mature filter, the text filter will hide messages determined by Microsoft that is almost always considered harmful while the Unfiltered option leaves users open to all messages. The filters will not only apply to Xbox One consoles but across both PC and Mobile.You can find out more about the text filters over on Xbox Wire.Industry News View comments Written by Sean CareyHey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.