Discord eases NSFW server ban on iOS

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Discord has recently eased its ban on accessing NSFW servers from its iPhone and iPad apps. Now, only servers focused on explicit pornographic content will be fully blocked from being accessed through the apps. Other NSFW servers will still be blocked by default, but users will be able to opt in to viewing them.

On April 12th, Discord said it would require server owners to mark their community as NSFW if it was organized around NSFW themes. Under the original plan, any server marked NSFW would have been inaccessible on iOS.

A Discord spokesperson said the changes were made to protect minors from inappropriate content per App Store guidelines. Apple has firm restrictions on nudity in the App Store, and Discord may have risked an outright ban if it didn’t block content to come into compliance.

He said: “Our goal is always to keep Discord safe, especially for our younger users. The company published additional details on Reddit. We will continue to work with server owners and our partners, and will notify all server owners letting them know which of their servers are impacted.

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