See restrictions on your videos

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:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. 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

Copyright

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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