Adult content on Discord

There are millions of communities that use Discord as their home base. Because of this diversity, we want to recognize that content or topics that might be ok for some might be unsuitable for others. Adult content on Discord should only be accessible to those over 18 years old, and must be labelled properly to avoid anyone stumbling upon it inadvertently. 

Labeling adult content properly on Discord

To help keep adult content in a clearly labeled, dedicated spot, we’ve added a channel setting that allows you to designate one or more text channels in your server as Not Safe for Work, or NSFW.


Anyone that opens the channel will be greeted with a notification letting them know that it might contain NSFW material and asking them to confirm that they are over 18. 


Any content that cannot be placed in an age-gated channel, such as avatars, server banners, and invite splashes, cannot contain adult content.  

NSFW content that is not placed in an age-gated channel will be deleted by moderators, and the user posting that content may be banned from the server. 

Verified/partner servers cannot create NSFW channels. No adult content should be present on those servers.

It's worth mentioning that while having a dedicated place for your NSFW content is ok by Discord standards, there is still some material that isn't appropriate anywhere on Discord. Content that sexualizes minors is never allowed anywhere on Discord. If you're unsure of what qualifies as ok or not, check out our Community Guidelines. 

If you do not want to see adult content on Discord

If you do not want to be exposed to adult content on Discord, or if you are under 18 years old, we recommend turning on the explicit media filter in your privacy settings. In your User Settings, under Privacy & Safety, choose “Keep me safe”. This setting is on by default and will ensure that images and videos in all direct messages are scanned by Discord and explicit content is blocked.

If you are under 18 years old, our age gate will restrict you from accessing NSFW channels in servers.