While Flickr welcomes a wide range of artistic expression, moderate and restricted content is limited to Flickr Pro subscribers only.
If your Free account is determined to contain moderate or restricted content, your account will be temporarily placed into a suspended state.
The following is a general guide to Safety Levels:
- Safe - Acceptable to a global, public audience. Think of what would be appropriate for children or your grandma.
- Moderate - Partial nudity, like bare breasts and bottoms. This would include areolas, nipples, thongs, nipple covers/pasties, or see through topless nudity.
- Restricted - Full-frontal nudity and sexual acts. This would include genitalia, pubic hair, full-frontal nudity, imagery depicting/insinuating sexual activity, gore, graphic violence, and adult themes. (Photos only – videos cannot contain restricted content and are deleted if reported.)
For more information regarding Safety Levels, see here.
What happens to my account when it is suspended?
Your content will be viewable only to you as the logged-in account owner.
Other members will not be able to see your photos. While your profile will still be searchable, your photos will be hidden from public view.
You will still be able to upload safe content, comment, fave, and send or receive FlickrMail.
How do I remove the suspended state from my account?
In order to remove your account from the suspended state, you will need to either:
Once you have brought your account into compliance, you’ll need to contact our Trust & Safety team with a request to review your account.
You can submit your request here.
With a Free account, can I still view and favorite moderate and restricted content?
Yes, you will still be able to view and fave moderate and restricted content.
Note: If your login ID is based in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Korea, or is with Maktoob.com, you'll only be able to view safe content based on your local Terms. This means you won’t be able to turn SafeSearch off.
If your login ID is based in Germany or Romania, you are not able to view restricted content due to your local Terms.
How do I report a Free account that has moderate or restricted content?
For all the ways on how to report abuse, please view our Help Center article here.
For more information about these changes, check out our blog post.