Wondering why you have some NFTs you don’t recognize in your “hidden” folder on OpenSea? Let’s learn more.
“Hidden” NFTs come to exist in two ways:
- NFTs sent to your wallet that aren’t from badged collections
Due to the way that transactions work on the blockchain, anyone can send and receive tokens to wallet addresses. That means you don't have to accept the transaction to receive an NFT in your wallet. Receiving an NFT you didn’t purchase does not mean your wallet has been compromised. Sometimes, creators will mint NFTs to people directly as part of collection airdrops, for example. We classify these received, but not user-initiated, NFTs as “hidden.”
Any NFTs that aren’t from badged collections are, also by default, “hidden." This means they’ll appear in your Hidden folder, and the item’s activity won’t appear in your activity feed. We believe this will help improve our users’ experience on OpenSea. However, we do realize this will impact some creators with smaller collections who regularly airdrop NFTs to their community. We are planning to continue to improve our filtering system in the future.
Viewing your hidden NFTs on OpenSea:
You can view items that have been “airdropped” to you in your Hidden folder when logged into your OpenSea profile:
Airdrops from badged collections won't be hidden, and will appear like so in your Activity feed:
You can report spam NFTs and unsolicited airdrops here.
If you’d like to unhide an item, navigate to your Hidden folder, click on the 3 dots on the bottom lefthand side of the NFT you’d like to unhide, and then select “Unhide.”
You’ll then see a confirmation message on the bottom righthand corner of your account, where you’ll again click “Unhide,” which will also trigger a signature request:
Now the NFT will be visible on your OpenSea profile and in your activity log!