What does this article cover?
- Setting Up the age-restricted Channel
- Help! I'm over 18 years old, but got locked out of an age-restricted Channel!
The nice thing about Discord is just how awesome and easy it is to find brand new communities full of new people focused around all sorts of different topics, activities, and conversations!
We understand that there's a wide variety of fun things to talk about when chatting with close friends or new acquaintances, and that what might be ok for you might be unsuitable for others.
To help keep age-restricted content in a dedicated spot that's clearly labeled, we've added a channel setting that allows you to designate a text channel in your server (or multiple channels!) as age-restricted.
When enabled, anyone that opens the channel will be greeted with a notification letting them know that the channel may contain adult content:
Setting Up the Channel
To designate a channel as age-restricted, start by clicking the edit channel icon next to the channel you'd like to mark:
Within the edit channel overview tab, you'll see an option to mark the channel as age-restricted. Click that option, and you'll be good to go!
It's worth mentioning that while having a dedicated place for your age-restricted content is ok by Discord standards, there's still some material that isn't appropriate anywhere in Discord.
If you're unsure of what qualifies as ok or not, check out our Community Guidelines.
Help! I'm over 18 years old, but got locked out of an age-restricted Channel!
If you are over the age of 18 and have been locked out of an age-restricted channel, you can appeal by following the instructions below!
What do we need to unlock access?
Take a photo of yourself that includes yourself holding the following items:
- A photo ID that contains your date of birth
- A piece of paper that shows your full Discord Tag (including your username and the last 4 digits following your username - ex: Wumpus#1234)
Once you have taken the photo, submit a request to the Trust & Safety team here: https://dis.gd/request and select “Appeals, age update, other questions” and then "Update my age information".