pixiv has updated the Privacy Policy as of June 13, 2023.Revision history

pixiv is one of the world's largest art communities, where you can enjoy browsing and posting illustrations, manga, and novels.
July 14, 2023
Regarding changes in the iOS and Android pixiv apps
July 14, 2023
Greetings from pixiv.

Currently, we are working to solve the issue of users not being able to install or update the Android version of the pixiv app.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

In relation to this, on July 14th, 2023, we changed some features on both the iOS and Android apps.

We are also making it a priority to address the issue where renewal payments for pixiv Premium memberships through the Android version of the pixiv app may have been automatically canceled by Google, resulting in the unsubscription from the service.
We are sorry for keeping you waiting, we will post another announcement and contact you via e-mail about this matter at a later date.

The changes to the app will apply to all users who have downloaded the app, regardless they update the app or not.

■ Everyone using the iOS or Android pixiv app

Regardless of how the image was created, any realistic illustrations or manga depicting children that can be mistaken as photography will be hidden in both the iOS and Android pixiv app.

pixiv has always taken measures to remove and address works that violate the Terms of Use and Guidelines, including images primarily based on real-life photographs or photo-realistic images that are deemed to have sexual intent.
However, due to a significant increase in the number of such artworks, our capacity for review has been strained, resulting in some of these artworks being displayed in the app and putting our app in conflict with the app stores' guidelines.

In response to this issue, we have decided to hide all illustrations and manga that depict children realistically on the app, since these media have been found to be particularly prone to violations.

■ People who have set the iOS or Android pixiv app not to display R-18 works

Works containing sexual content that is deemed to not be in violation of the app stores' guidelines will not be displayed to those who set their app to not show any R-18 work.

Users who have their app set to display R-18 works will continue to be able to browse said works.

A dedicated thumbnail will be displayed in place of those works, as well as for the previously mentioned illustrations and manga depicting children in a realistic manner.

▼ Check this article to learn more about browsing restrictions
I would like to view age-restricted content (R-18/R-18G)

■ Everyone using the Android pixiv app

We have confirmed multiple instances of malicious usage where captions or profile pages direct users to URLs that contain highly explicit content.

As a response to this issue, if a URL is included in the illustration/manga details page or profile page, that specific text area containing the URL will no longer be displayed.

The work and profile page will continue to be normally displayed otherwise.

This is a temporary countermeasure and we will consider improvements to enhance the overall experience once the issue is resolved.

We will continue to address the issues at hand in order for pixiv to be a comfortable place for everyone.
We kindly request that you review the Terms of Use and Guidelines once again and cooperate with us in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

Once again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
We are working to investigate and solve the pixiv app issue as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to your continued support.

▼ Related announcements
Announcement for pixiv Android app users(July 11th, 2023)
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