YouTube’s policy update is now giving users room to take certain actions that were once prohibited. In this case, the new policy update now allows users to swear while on the platform. This is surprising as YouTube was previously on an all-out pursuit to root out swearing from their platform.
Both creators and viewers alike were prevented from swearing in their videos or the comment section. Those swearing (especially creators) would face certain penalties as outlined by the YouTube team. This all-out attack on the use of profanity kicked off a few months ago.
After rolling out its profanity policy, YouTube restricted creators from swearing in the first seven seconds of their videos. Also, if the video contains a large amount of swearing, YouTube will then tag it as inappropriate. This will then lead to severe penalties for the channel, but all of this is coming to an end.
YouTube’s policy update says creators can swear just a little bit
With the new policy update, YouTube will allow creators to swear in their videos without getting demonetized. The profanity policy from last year punished swearing creators by demonetizing their videos. This action was aimed at making creators wary of the words they use in their videos.
Now, the video-sharing platform seems to be loosening its grip on creators that swear. The new policy update will give them room to swear in their videos without facing any penalties. As long as creators can reduce the amount of indecent language they use in their videos, they won’t have any problem.
This YouTube policy update now allows users to swear in the first seven seconds of their videos. But, it must be moderate, as the use of strong vulgar speech will make YouTube demonetize the video. After the first seven seconds, creators can still swear but should be mindful of how much they do so.
It is advisable with this new policy update that creators swear just a little. This is important because YouTube hasn’t fully trashed its profanity policy. They only are giving creators a little room to retain the originality of their videos (for those accustomed to swearing) and avoid demonetization.