Age-restricted content

Sometimes content doesn't violate our policies, but may not be appropriate for all audiences. In these cases, our review team will place an age restriction on the video, or remove the thumbnail, when we're notified of the content.

Age-restricted videos are not visible to users who are logged out, are under 18 years of age, or have Restricted Mode enabled.

What will result in an age-restriction

Here are some of the things we consider for age-restriction:

If you believe we made a mistake, you can appeal the age restriction.

Monetization and age-restrictions

If you’re eligible to monetize, make sure you review our policies. Age-restricted videos are not eligible for monetization and are not shown in certain sections of YouTube. Age-restricted videos are also not eligible to be used as ads.

Check if your content is age-restricted

If your content is age-restricted, you’ll see “Age restriction” in the Restrictions column of your Videos page

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