How to turn on YouTube's reminders to stop watching videos

How to turn on YouTube's reminders to stop watching videos

How to turn on YouTube's reminders to stop watching videos

As a part of Google's 'Digital Wellbeing' initiative which the company announced with Android P, this app is first of its kind to receive a feature like this.

These new features will not be the final ones from Google created to help make people shut down their phone for just a little while.

Google had previously designed YouTube to be addictive, adding autoplay video, including a scrolling playlist of similar videos just so users would spend that extra minute on its video service.

The YouTube Take a rest feature can be found about the mobile app Putting display. Users can select the time they feel they can devote to YouTube and get all the notifications at that particular time.

YouTube also has a "time watched profile" in the line which is said to provide an insight to the users about their viewing habits. The reminder frequency can be set for every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 180 minutes. When the timer reaches the reminder that has been set, the video will be paused. So whenever yo want to set a reminder to stop watching the YouTube's videos, you can go to the Settings option and can set the reminder as per your requirements. When you see the reminder with take a break, you can close down the app right away or can dismiss the notification and start watching the video. Notably, the setting is optional and changed off by default.

It seems like Google has rolled out this feature to a limited number of users. The Take a Break feature can be accessed by going to Settings General, and the notifications feature is available at Settings Notifications. Numerous users are still awaiting for this update on their phones, however many of them have got the updated YouTube and they can see the new Controls in the Settings menu.

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