See restrictions on your video

The “Restrictions” column lets you know if anything is preventing viewers from watching your video. If you’re a monetizing creator, it also tells you if anything is impacting monetization on your video. The “Restrictions” column is found on the Videos page of YouTube Studio.

Find restrictions on your video

To see if restrictions are impacting your video:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Find your video in the list and check the “Restrictions” column.

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

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-related restrictions

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)

Learn more about age-restricted content or content made for kids.

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.

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