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Last Updated:Jun 01, 2023

Content Moderation 2.0 provides Image Moderation 2.0 and Text Moderation 2.0, and supports the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Activate the pay-as-you-go billing method for Content Moderation

After you activate the pay-as-you-go billing method for Content Moderation, you will only be charged for the actual usage. Compared with Content Moderation 1.0, Content Moderation 2.0 has simpler billable items. In scenarios where multiple risks are detected in the same content, the moderation cost decreases by 50-70% compared with that in Content Moderation 1.0. For more information about the billing rules, see Pricing.

After you activate the pay-as-you-go billing method, Content Moderation 2.0 performs charging and billing based on the types (images and text) and quantity of content that is moderated.

  1. Open the activation page of Content Moderation 2.0.

  2. Read and agree to Terms of Service for Content Moderation 2.0, and then click Activate Now.

Overdue payments and top-ups

The billing cycle of Content Moderation 2.0 is 24 hours.

Alibaba Cloud generates a bill in each billing cycle based on the quantity of resources that you used in the previous billing cycle, and deducts the service fee accordingly from your Alibaba Cloud account. In most cases, a bill is generated within 10 to 12 hours after the end of each calendar day.

When the system detects overdue payments on your account, your service is suspended. After you make the payment, your payment will take effect within 5 minutes, and you can use the Content Moderation service again.