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Azure Content Moderator will be retired on 15 March 2027

Published date: March 22, 2024

On 15 March 2027 Azure Content Moderator will be retired. From now through 15 March 2027, you can continue to use your existing Azure Content Moderator resources. After 15 March 2027, Azure Content Moderator won't be supported.

What this means for you:

  • Service retirement: Effective from 15 March 2024, Azure Content Moderator project will no longer be available for creation of new projects. Existing projects will continue to operate and remain functional until 15 March 2027, giving you a three-year window to migrate to alternative solutions.
  • Migration support: To assist you in this transition, we're committed to providing guidance and support. We encourage users to explore our new offering Azure AI Content Safety that offers both new and updated capabilities to meet your content moderation needs.

Required action

Next Steps:

  • Review your current usage of Azure Content Moderator to understand the impact on your projects.
  • Explore Azure AI Content Safety to fulfill your content moderation requirements.

Help and support

If you have any questions, Microsoft Q&A community experts are available to provide answers. If you're covered by a support plan and require technical assistance, please create a support request:

  1. For Issue type, select Technical.
  2. For Subscription, select your subscription.
  3. For Service, select My services, then select Cognitive Services.
  4. Select the Azure resource that you are creating a support request for.
  5. For Summary, type a description of your issue.
  6. For Problem type, select Availability.
  7. For problem subtype, select Service Unavailable.
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