Manage restrictions on your videos

Video restrictions may prevent viewers from watching your video or could impact monetization when you’re in the YouTube Partner program. For example, it might not be appropriate for viewers under 18 or there could be a pending copyright issue. 

You can also check restrictions in the YouTube Studio app on your mobile device.

Check restrictions on your video

To check if restrictions are impacting your video:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. In the Videos tab, find your video in the list and check the “Restrictions” column. To filter your videos, click Filter filter resultsand select your filter(s): 
    • Age restriction: Viewers over 18 or none.
    • Copyright claims: Copyright claims. 
    • Made for kids: Made for kids (set by you), Set to made for kids (by YouTube), Not made for kids, or Not set.
  • If a restriction is listed, you can hover over it to learn more and request review. 

Types of restrictions

Copyright claim

If you upload a video that contains copyright-protected content, your video could get a Content ID claim or copyright strike.

Terms and policies

If your video is taken down, limited, or made private by YouTube for a terms of use issue, you’ll see “Terms of use” in the “Restrictions” column. For example, you may see a terms of use issue if:

Age-restrictions

If your video isn’t appropriate for viewers under 18, it may be considered age-restricted content.

Made for kids

If your content is set as made for kids, we'll restrict certain features to comply with applicable laws.

Ad suitability

If you’re in the YouTube Partner Program and your content is identified as not suitable for most advertisers, your video may run limited or no ads

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