If you’re wondering why some of your messages appear to look like this “####,” it’s because your chat has the Safe Chat option enabled. There are two reasons for having this option enabled, 1. You are under 12; and 2. Your parents had it enabled. With that in mind, have you ever wondered how to turn off Safe Chat in Roblox? We know we have!
We get it, there’s nothing more annoying than typing a very long reply only to find out that some of the words you used were filtered. As annoying as it may seem, the Safe Chat mode is there to ensure that kids are not disclosing sensitive data to online strangers. If you think about it, it’s a very noble gesture from Roblox. They’re showing how much they value the internet gaming community.
When it comes to turning off the Safe Chat feature in Roblox, you would need the following:
- An active Email inbox (to finish verification)
- Access to the Privacy Tab (preferably online)
- Access to game chat support (if applicable)
- Parent Email Address (for updating parental access)
Now that we have everything prepared, let’s now discuss the options you can take on disabling certain security modes despite the online privacy issues that you may encounter. As they say, do this at your own risk.
Turning off Safe Chat in Roblox
In this guide, we’re going to give you some options depending on the situation you’re in. To put it simply, we have narrowed it down to 2 categories: For accounts under 12 and for 13 and up. Each of these methods is still working to this day.
How to turn off safe chat in Roblox for accounts with children age 12 and below
If you’re using an account with a child age 12 and below, the best thing you can do is to create a parental account and manage the privacy settings from there. Here’s what you need to do:
Sign in to your Roblox account or create a new account
Click on the upper left part to bring up a drop-down menu. Look for ‘Account’ and search for ‘Update Parent’s Email Address.’
Follow the on-screen instructions and make sure to use an email address that you actually use as it will be the parental email account registered. Verify with the activation link provided. Once done, go to your email and verify your account.
Go to ‘Account Settings’ and head over to ‘Security’ and toggle ‘Account Restrictions’
Head over to ‘Privacy Mode’ and toggle the Safe Chat from ‘On’ to ‘Off.’ Complete the additional verification and hit the submit button.
Disclaimer: If your child is under 13, we highly recommend leaving the Safe Chat feature ‘On’ just to be safe. Otherwise, you know where to find it in the future.
How to turn off safe chat in Roblox by Adjusting Child Privacy and Security Settings via Roblox Support
If you’re not tech-savvy enough to do the steps above, you can also get in touch with Roblox Support to get your issue fixed. Here’s what you need to do:
Go to Roblox Contact Us Page and fill out the form
Under Description of Issue, you can inform them about making changes with online chat access, such as enabling/disabling safe chat mode and other safety features, limiting online interactions, updating your email address, and more.
Disclaimer: The support team would ask for proof of identification to complete the verification process. This is to ensure child safety regardless of players’ ages.
How to turn off safe chat in Roblox for accounts that just turned 13+
According to the Roblox online gaming community, there are instances where the lifting of the Safe Chat filter won’t always be automatically executed. If you are part of the unlucky few, the simplest solution is getting in touch with Roblox support.
Disclaimer: You may need to provide proof of identification to complete your request.
Now that we have a general understanding of why inappropriate content is being filtered effectively thanks to the game developers of Roblox. In fact, they have a page committed to helping parents understand how this game is a great environment for kids.
Which method worked for you? Let us know in the comments how to turn off Safe Chat in Roblox properly and we’ll credit you in our post. Do you think these safety settings can really help protect our kids from awful social interactions? One thing’s for sure, it’s getting some of the junk out!