If a video has a restriction, it means there’s something preventing viewers from watching your video. For example, it might not be appropriate for kids or there could be a pending copyright issue.
Restrictions can be found in the “Restrictions” column on the Content page in YouTube Studio. If you’re a monetizing creator, the “Restrictions” column will also tell you if anything is impacting monetization on your video.
Find restrictions on your video
To see if restrictions are impacting your video:
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- From the left menu, select Content.
- In the Uploads tab, find your video in the list and check the “Restrictions” column. If a restriction is listed, you can hover over it to learn more.
Types of restrictions
You’ll see something in the “Restrictions” column if you have a content ID claim or a copyright strike. If you’re disputing a claim, you’ll also see the dispute status. For example, you’ll see “In appeal” if you’ve submitted an appeal to the copyright owner. Learn more about copyright on YouTube.
Terms and policies
- Your video contains inappropriate content that violates our Community guidelines
- You artificially increased your view count
- You violated the YouTube Terms of Service
- There is a trademark issue with your video
- We receive a legal complaint about your video
If your video is made for kids or only appropriate for adults, you’ll see a message in the “Restrictions” column. The following age-related restrictions can appear:
- Made for kids (set by you)
- Set to Made for kids (by YouTube)
- Age restriction (set by you)
- Age restriction (set by YouTube)
Ad suitability (eligible creators only)
If you’re a monetizing creator, you’ll see a message in the “Restrictions” column if your video is running limited or no ads due to content identified as not suitable for most advertisers. If you’ve requested a review, you’ll also see the review status in the “Restrictions” column. Learn more about monetization changes.