Starting a new business venture and posting content online always carries risks. Luckily, OnlyFans has a variety of features and services to keep creators and fans safe and happy on the platform. Read on to learn more about the features that help you stay safe on OnlyFans, from keeping your account secure to protecting your content, to staying in control of what you share on your profile.
Keeping your account secure
Your OnlyFans account is where you post your carefully created content and is also where your details and earnings are stored. As such, it’s important that it stays secure.
It’s a good idea to secure your OnlyFans account using two-step verification. Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator are two apps that work well for this. You can set two-step verification up in Settings > Account > Two-Step Verification. Follow the instructions to add the QR code or the Key provided to your authenticator app. This will link the authenticator app with your OnlyFans account. Once linked, you will have to enter a six-digit code from your app every time you log into your OnlyFans account. You can select “Remember me for 30 days” to skip this step on a secure device.
If you’re struggling with two-step verification, the OnlyFans help centre has a useful page on two-step verification troubleshooting.
You are able to view your log-in sessions in Settings > Account. If you have reason to believe that someone has accessed your account without your permission, you should change your password as soon as possible. If you are unable to access your account, create a support ticket in order for the OnlyFans Support Team to be able to assist you.
Protecting your content
Having someone post your content without your permission is every creator’s nightmare. To discourage non-consensual re-posting, it’s a good idea to Watermark your content. This serves as a copyright protection feature. You can turn on your Watermark in Settings > Privacy and Safety.
If despite your best efforts your content gets stolen, you can use the services of OnlyFans’ designated Copyright team, which are free of charge to all creators. To learn more, visit this page on stolen content in the OnlyFans Help Centre.
Blocking and restricting users
Most users on OnlyFans are respectful but unfortunately, people don’t always behave themselves online. That’s why you have the option to block subscribers on OnlyFans. To do this, go to your subscribers list and click the three dots next to the name of the user you want to block. Then select “Block.”
You can also block by country and IP address by going to Settings > Privacy and Security.
If blocking seems like too big a step, you can also restrict users on OnlyFans. The method is the same as blocking a user but select “Restrict” instead of “Block.” When a user is restricted, they will not be able to direct message you or comment on your posts. However, they will still be able to view and like the content posted.
Choose what you let people see on your profile
When someone clicks on the link to your OnlyFans page they can always see your profile name, @username, and avatar with cover picture. However, apart from these areas, you have a lot of control over what people can see on your profile. Depending on what kind of content you post and your own personal preference, you might want to keep some things between you and your subscribers, or for your eyes only. You can alter visibility settings for the following in your Settings:
- Your activity status (Whether or not you are online)
- The text on your profile: if you select “Fully Private Profile” the text on your profile will be hidden
- Your fan count
- Your media count (The total number of your posts)
- Your friends’ list
- The sum of your tips
You can also choose whether or not to enable comments on your posts, or to opt-out of the OnlyFans suggestions list.
Staying safe on OnlyFans
Making use of these features will help you stay safe on OnlyFans and in control of your account. If you would like to learn more, visit the OnlyFans Help Centre for useful information for OnlyFans creators and fans. If you can’t solve your problem there, contact OnlyFans Support for assistance.