COMMUNITY GUIDELINES


PicsArt was founded on the belief that there’s a creator in all of us. We believe everyone should have a way to make and share awesome content in a welcoming and safe environment. Those beliefs are the foundation of our Community Guidelines, which outline what we do and do not allow on PicsArt. Along with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, they reflect our commitment to keeping our community safe, inclusive, and welcoming.

As part of that commitment, we remove content that violates our Community Guidelines and restrict or ban accounts with severe or repeated violations. In certain circumstances, we will also report the accounts to relevant authorities and law enforcement. Determining whether the Community Guidelines have been violated can be very nuanced, and we reserve the right to make decisions we believe are appropriate for the PicsArt community.

Our Community Guidelines apply to everyone and to everything shared on PicsArt. We update them periodically based on community behavior, emerging issues, and user reports. In that way, you are an important part of helping us maintain a safe, open, and authentic shared space.


Nudity and sexually explicit content


PicsArt isn’t a place for nudity or pornography, nor accounts dedicated to sexual activity. Do not post nude, sexually explicit or pornographic content, including illustrated or computer-generated content of that nature. This includes:

  • Genitals.
  • Sexual intercourse or acts.
  • Sexual fetishes.
  • Sexual exploitation.
  • Sexual arousal.
  • Simulated sexual acts.


In some cases we may permit partial nudity shared in a non-sexualized nature. These cases typically are shared for the purposes of raising awareness, advocacy, education, or documentary.


Minor safety


We are deeply committed to minor safety and have zero tolerance for content and other acts that jeopardize the safety of children.

  • Do not post content that depicts or promotes the sexual exploitation of children, including illustrated or computer-generated content of that nature. We report such content to relevant legal authorities and law enforcement. This includes content:
    • Depicting sexual activity involving minors.
    • Depicting sexual fetishism or arousal involving minors.
    • Depicting sexually suggestive language objectifying or otherwise involving minors.
  • Do not post links to third-party sites that host material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
  • Do not post content depicting child abuse or the infliction of physical or emotional trauma on a minor.
  • Do not follow or like users on our platform in order to make sexual remarks or engage in grooming behavior, including building an emotional relationship with a minor for the purposes of sexual abuse, exploitation, or trafficking.


We have minimum age requirements to use PicsArt, as stated in our Terms of Use. When we become aware of underage account holders, we remove their accounts from our platform.


Harassment and bullying


We believe psychological safety and wellbeing are necessary for learning and creative expression. PicsArt isn’t a place for degrading, shaming, insulting, or antagonizing others.

  • Do not post content intended to degrade or shame.
  • Do not post content that incites violence or coordinated harassment.
  • Do not post content that wishes death, disease, physical harm, or other harm to a person.
  • Do not post content that glorifies violent tragedies or disparages victims.


Hate


We believe in diversity and want PicsArt to be a place of inclusion and respect. Do not post content that discriminates against, attacks, or promotes or incites hatred, harm, or violence towards, individuals or groups based on following protected attributes:

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Ancestry.
  • National origin or immigration status.
  • Religious affiliation.
  • Caste.
  • Gender.
  • Gender identity.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Age.
  • Disability (physical or mental).
  • Disease.


This includes content:

  • Depicting logos, symbols, flags, slurs, negative stereotypes, uniforms, salutes, gestures, caricatures, illustrations, or names of individuals related to hateful ideologies.
  • Condoning, idolizing, or trivializing violent events that have occurred or may occur based on someone’s membership in a protected attribute.
  • Denying well-documented factual events have taken place or portraying such events as hoaxes or conspiracy theories.
  • Glorifying, commending, or idolizing perpetrators of violent events.
  • Dehumanizing or degrading individuals or groups based on a protected attribute.
  • Justifying or promoting exclusions or segregation of individuals or groups based on a protected attribute.
  • Reinforcing harmful or negative stereotypes.


We may permit certain content for historical, documentary, or educational purposes.


Violence


PicsArt isn’t a place for graphic violence. Do not post violent content involving humans or animals, including illustrated or computer-generated content, that is excessively vivid, gruesome, gory, or shocking. This includes content:

  • Depicting footage of war, car crashes and other accidents, decapitations, suicide, terrorism, murder, or executions.
  • Depicting wounds where the injury is the core focus.
  • Depicting the torture, skinning, or slaughter of animals.


We may permit certain content for historical, tribute, condolence, or educational purposes.


Dangerous organizations and individuals


PicsArt isn’t a place for groups or individuals that promote violence, hate, terrorism, crime, or other harmful behavior. We remove content and ban accounts affiliated with gangs, terrorist organizations, cult communities, organized crime, and other violent extremist groups. This includes content:

  • Depicting hand signals representing gang affiliation.
  • Depicting names, flags, slogans, monikers, logos, and other identifiers associated with such groups.
  • Depictions that glorify or praise leaders or members associated with these groups.


Illegal activity, regulated goods, and controlled substances


We remove content and ban accounts that promote any form of criminal activity.

  • Do not use our platform to buy, sell, or trade regulated goods and other controlled substances, including drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, weapons, toxic substances, and counterfeit goods.
  • Do not post content that provides instruction on or otherwise promotes criminal activity, such as swatting, vehicular break-in and theft, or fraudulent money making schemes.
  • Do not post content advertising illegal goods or services, such as the sale of drugs, escort services, or prostitution.
  • Do not use our platform for human trafficking or any related activities.


We reserve the right to report any such violations to law enforcement authorities.


Self-injury and self-harm


PicsArt isn’t a place for encouraging, normalizing, or glorifying suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, or other harmful acts.

  • Do not post content glorifying self-inflicted wounds.
  • Do not post content depicting instructions on how to commit self-harm.
  • Do not post content depicting body changes promoting eating habits that are likely to cause self-harm.
  • Do not post content depicting the use of drugs and other controlled substances.
  • Do not post content depicting instructions on how to obtain, make, use, or sell illegal substances.
  • Do not post suicide or self-harm challenges.


Private information


We believe sharing or threatening to share private information is a form of abuse. Do not post content, make comments, or otherwise share information that discloses the private information of others. This includes:

  • Contact information, such as email address, residential address, telephone number, or photographs of a person’s residence.
  • Sensitive personal information, such as national identification numbers, passport numbers, drivers licenses, or username and password logins.
  • Financial information, such as credit card numbers, or credit card and bank account information.


Authenticity and platform integrity


We want the creator experience on PicsArt and in our community to be trustworthy and authentic. Do not:

  • Create, spread, or engage in spammy behavior of any kind for any reason, including creating inauthentic accounts, accounts en masse via manual or automated means, or new accounts if you have been banned under these Community Guidelines.
  • Create accounts to impersonate people or organizations for the purpose of misleading others.
  • Create, post, or share synthetic or manipulated content (deepfakes) that may confuse, mislead, or deceive others.
  • Post misleading information meant to incite harm, fear, panic, or disrupt civic processes.
  • Post comments or content to divert web traffic to destinations that are unsafe, deceptive, pornographic, or otherwise commercial in nature.
  • Artificially increase views, votes, likes, followers, shares, comments, Remixes, or Replays.
  • Upload or distribute files that contain malware, spyware, or other materials that are malicious or harmful to the PicsArt service or others.


Intellectual property


We encourage everyone to create and share their creations with the community, and to Remix, Replay, edit, and use content that other creators have shared with the community for those purposes. Do not upload, post, or share content that violates or infringes on someone else’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.

Learn how to report copyright infringement here if you believe someone has used your work without permission.