Google has made a concession on one of YouTube’s policies – now if a YouTube channel owner says a few dirty words in the first few seconds of a video, the video will no longer be flagged and disqualified from monetization as it was before.
The new policy also stipulates that moderate or strong profanity used in background music, accompaniment tracks, and intro/outro music of YouTube videos won’t affect monetization.
It’s worth emphasizing that any profanity used in YouTube video titles and thumbnails will still disqualify them from being monetized and earning ad revenue.
Google’s policy, implemented in November 2022, would have flagged videos containing profanity in the first 15 seconds, and ads in the video would have been removed, making it unable to monetize. This policy was strongly opposed by creators as it could interfere with their content creation and delivery. Google has now made a concession.