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

If you do not want to be exposed to age-restricted content on Discord, or if you are under 18 years old, we recommend turning on the explicit media content filter in your privacy settings. In your User Settings, select Privacy & Safety, and choose 'Keep me safe' under Safe Direct Messaging. Choosing "Keep me safe" will ensure that images and videos in all direct messages are scanned by Discord and explicit media content is blocked.

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