May 12, 2022

Age-Restricted 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 okay for some might be unsuitable for others. Age-restricted content on Discord should only be accessible to those over 18 years old, and must be labeled properly to avoid anyone stumbling upon it inadvertently.

Labeling age-restricted content properly on Discord

To help keep age-restricted 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 age-restricted.

Anyone that opens the channel will be greeted with a notification letting them know that it might contain age-restricted 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 age-restricted content.

Age-restricted 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.

Partnered servers on Discord should not have age-restricted content in those servers.

It's worth mentioning that while having a dedicated place for your age-restricted content is permitted, 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 is allowed on Discord, check out our Community Guidelines.

If you do not want to see age-restricted content on Discord

At any time, you can further configure personal settings to blur or block content in DMs that may be sensitive. The “blur” option in our sensitive content filters applies to all historic and new media. For teen users, by default, Discord will blur media that may be sensitive in direct messages (DMs) and group direct messages (GDMs) from friends, as well as in servers. Adults can opt into these filters by changing their sensitive media preferences in Privacy & Safety Settings. Learn more about how to do this here. For all users, the default configuration is “block” for direct messages (DMs) and group direct messages (GDMs) from non-friends.

At any time, you can block the user responsible and report the content that violates our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service.

You can control these settings by going into User Settings and selecting the Privacy & Safety section.

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