So you plan on posting content to your Twitch audience that may not be a fit for all viewers and need a way to be transparent about it Marking your Twitch channel as "Mature Content" is an easy way to comply with Twitch's community guidelines and create a safe environment for potential viewers. Marking your channel for mature content protects younger viewers (or simply those who are not interested) from coming across sensitive or mature content. It also helps build trust and avoid consequences for violating Twitch's community guidelines (e.g., getting your channel demonetized or deleted entirely). Overall, it is a crucial step in creating a positive and responsible streaming experience for everyone involved.
What are Twitch's Mature Content Guidelines?
Swearing: Occasional swearing or use of mild profanity is allowed on Twitch, but excessive or offensive use or swearing or slurs, is prohibited.
Violence: While violence is allowed (in specific circumstances such as unbanned games), it should not be excessive or glorified. Real-life violence, graphic violence, or violence against vulnerable groups are not allowed.
Drugs and alcohol: Twitch allows discussion and portrayal of drug and alcohol use, but it should not promote or glorify substance abuse.
Sexual content: Twitch prohibits nudity and sexually explicit content or behavior. This includes sexually suggestive content, sexual language, and sexual behavior on stream. Even suggestive or partial nudity is not allowed—this includes pixelization, blurring effects, etc.
If you're unsure about whether your content meets Twitch's guidelines, it's always best to err on the side of caution. For a full breakdown of what constitutes acceptable mature content, please review Twitch’s community guidelines in its entirety.
How to Mark Your Twitch Channel for Mature Content
Once you’ve read the community guidelines and have determined that your content is allowed on Twitch, it’s time to mark your channel. Here’s how:
- Log in to your Twitch account and go to your Creator Dashboard.
- Click on Settings and then Stream.
- Scroll down to Mature Content and toggle the switch to On.
- Be sure to read Mature Content terms of service while you’re on this screen and triple-check that your content complies before broadcasting.
Marking your channel for mature content ensures that your stream is being watched by an audience who understands and is comfortable with the potentially sensitive content that you may be streaming. By taking the extra step to mark your channel, you can foster a positive streaming experience for your viewers while avoiding breaking Twitch guidelines and having your account irrevocably terminated.