YouTube ChangesProfanity GuidelinesFor Creators
YouTube has introduced newguidelines easing the useof profanity in videos aftercomplaints from creators.
Previously, excessiveprofanity in the first 15-20seconds or throughout thevideo could result in limitedor no monetization.
The new guidelineswere revealed in a ‘ProfanityUpdate’ video on the CreatorInsider channel, but receivedmixed reactions from creators.
The new guidelines state thatusing the f-word in the firstseven seconds or throughoutmost of the video may limitad revenue for creators.
Using a few swear wordssparingly may allow fullmonetization for videos.
The new language policies onYouTube are still unclear beyondthe 15-second introduction.
Profanity is allowed inmusic, backing tracks,and video intros that aremeant to be sold.
Older content may bereviewed and any changeswill be notified to the creators.
YouTube revised its policies onadvertiser-friendly content late lastyear and said cursing in the first 15seconds could be ‘demonetized.’
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