NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are digital assets that are stored on a blockchain, which is a distributed digital ledger. Each NFT is unique and cannot be replicated or exchanged for another asset on a one-to-one basis like traditional currency.
Have you been wondering how some NFTs end up in your Hidden tab on OpenSea?
In this article, you will learn how to hide and unhide an NFT on OpenSea, how to uncover or explore an NFT, how to report fraudulent content on OpenSea, and much more.
One of the interesting properties of many blockchains is the ability of a user to send and receive tokens to and from wallet addresses. That means you don’t necessarily have to buy or sell an NFT to have one transferred to your wallet. You don’t even need to accept a transfer to receive an NFT from someone else, just like the way you can receive an email from anyone.
Receiving an NFT you didn’t purchase doesn’t mean your wallet has been compromised. Sometimes legitimate or licensed creators mint NFTs to people directly as part of a collection’s airdrop. But something similar to receiving spam emails, scammers will use transfers to send you NFTs that entice you to view NFT listings that contain links to third-party websites.
To protect users on the OpenSea marketplace, they will automatically move the transferred NFT to the hidden tab if they think to dim it to be suspicious. The items won’t show in your collected tab and the transfer won’t appear in your activity fees. As with any system like this, they will occasionally send legitimate item transfers to the hidden tab.
How to unhide an NFT on OpenSea
If you were expecting a transfer but didn’t see it, log in to your OpenSea profile and check More → Hidden.
You can easily filter hidden items by selecting the Auto-hidden filter in the hidden status section.
If you would like to Unhide an item, in Your OpenSea profile navigate to more → hidden, click the three-dot menu on the bottom left corner of the NFTs you will like to unhide, and select unhide.
You will see a confirmation message on the bottom right corner of your account, where you will again click unhide. This will trigger a signature request.
The item will now be visible in your collected tab. Unhiding an item on OpenSea won’t result in direct interaction with the NFT or a third-party website.
How to hide NFT on OpenSea
If you own an NFT on OpenSea, you may want to keep it private for various reasons. Here are some steps to hide your NFT on OpenSea:
- Log in to your OpenSea account: Go to the OpenSea website and log in to your account.
- Select the NFT you want to hide: Find the NFT you want to hide in your collection and click on it to open its details.
3. Click on the “Edit” button: On the NFT details page, click on the “Edit” button located near the top of the page.
4. Go to the “Visibility” section: Scroll down the edit page until you see the “Visibility” section.
- Change the visibility setting: You can choose to hide your NFT by selecting the “Hidden” option under the visibility setting. This will prevent other users from seeing your NFT in your collection or searching for it on OpenSea.
- Save changes: Once you’ve selected the “Hidden” option, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
Note that hiding your NFT on OpenSea will only prevent other users from seeing it on OpenSea. It does not remove your NFT from the blockchain, and it may still be visible on other NFT marketplaces or platforms.
1. How do you uncover NFT?
To uncover or explore NFTs, you can follow these steps:
- Learn about NFTs: It’s essential to understand what NFTs are, how they work, and their potential uses. You can start by reading articles and watching videos that provide an overview of NFTs.
- Choose a blockchain: NFTs are stored on different blockchains, such as Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and others. You need to choose the blockchain that you want to use to store or trade NFTs.
- Create a digital wallet: To buy, sell, or store NFTs, you need a digital wallet that supports the blockchain you’ve chosen. For instance, if you’ve selected Ethereum, you can use wallets like MetaMask, MyEtherWallet, or Trust Wallet.
- Browse NFT marketplaces: Several NFT marketplaces allow you to browse and purchase NFTs from artists and creators. Some popular NFT marketplaces include OpenSea, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, and Rarible.
- Buy or create NFTs: Once you have a wallet and have explored NFT marketplaces, you can buy NFTs that interest you. Alternatively, you can create your NFTs by using platforms like Mintable or Rarible.
Remember that NFTs are a relatively new technology, and the market is still evolving, so it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.
2. How can I report fraudulent content on OpenSea?
OpenSea is a self-service, peer-to-peer marketplace which means anyone can create and sell NFT on OpenSea.
The OpenSea user safety teams actively monitor the platform and remove s fraudulent content as soon as it is discovered or reported by users. This includes content that may violate the right of others or their terms and conditions.
Anytime you make a report, the team reviews the collection to determine if it violates their terms of service and takes the appropriate actions. Your ticket will be closed at that point, and you may not hear back from them directly due to the high volumes. Do not worry if you don’t get a reply OpenSea appreciates your help in making the marketplace a better place.
How to report fraudulent content
Follow these steps below if you want to report a fraudulent content
On the right-hand side of the collection page, click the three dot menu and select Report.
You will see a pop-up window with a drop-down, where you can select the reason you are reporting the content.
If you select “fake collection or possible scam”, you will be prompted to select the original collection before clicking Report.
With that, you have successfully reported fake content.
3. Why is the wrong owner listed for my NFT?
When a user purchases an NFT on OpenSea the ownership may not update immediately.
This delay is typically due to congestion on the Ethereum blockchain. It is therefore recommended to wait a few minutes and refresh the item’s page on the OpenSea. Your wallet address should show as the owner of the item.
If however, your transaction reads as successful on a blockchain explorer such as Etherscan, and ownership isn’t still updated on OpenSea, they may need to re-sync their platform to the blockchain.
It is important to know that hiding or unhiding an NFT on OpenSea only affects its visibility on the OpenSea platform. The NFT will still exist on the blockchain and may be visible on other marketplaces or platforms.