Can You Curse on Twitch?
According to Twitch’s guidelines, you are allowed to swear while you broadcast, but if you cuss a lot, you should mark your content as mature. Many teenagers (and even younger children) watch content on Twitch, and this is the platform’s way of trying to protect them. Many adults also prefer to watch family-safe streams either because they don’t like foul language or they have children in the same room.
How to Mark Your Content as Mature on Twitch
Here is how you can mark your content as mature on Twitch:
Click on your avatar in the top right-hand corner of your screen, then select settings from the drop-down menu.
Select the “Channel and Videos” tab.
Locate the “Mature Content” box on the page and toggle it to the on position.
Twitch Swearing Rules – How Much is Too Much?
Defining when you have to mark your content as mature due to swearing is a bit of a grey area. You should base your decision based both how often you curse and what swear works you use.
How Often Do You Cuss on Twitch?
There are two extremes when it comes to the swearing spectrum – those who seemingly can’t say a sentence without expletives and those who never cuss. If you cuss or use rude language constantly, you will want to mark your stream as mature. On the other hand, if you rarely use bad language or just use it in a stressful context, many people understand that and won’t expect you to have your account set to mature.
What Curse Words Do You Use on Stream?
Some words (such as the F-bomb or the C-word) are considered stronger curse words than others. Even if you use these less frequently, you will want to mark your stream as mature. There are many cultures in the world and several of them use Twitch. Even if a word is culturally appropriate to your area, you need to be aware of its implications throughout the world.
Should You Swear on Stream?
Even though you are allowed to swear on stream, there may be a reason to limit the amount of cussing that you broadcast as it can limit some of your potential audience and monetization. Here’s how:
Tips On How to Swear Less Frequently on Stream
If you decide you don’t want to swear as much on your broadcasts, try one of the following methods:
While most people don’t mind a little cussing on stream, if you are worried about the impact you will have as a whole, there is nothing wrong with taking action to limit your language.