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

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

Apart from all the AI-packed announcements at Google I/O 2018, the company also said they have worked out a feature that'll help people reduce their use of Android devices and Google service. One will disable all notification sounds and vibrations in the YouTube program for a fixed amount of time. However, Google also announced its "Digital Wellbeing" initiative for Android P, as a part of which it also announced a feature called "take a break" for YouTube. Today, the new version of the YouTube mobile app started rolling out, which added some features in keeping with this new theme.

You can set break reminders in the YouTube app by visiting Settings.

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From here, you can choose to get a reminder every 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes you're watching videos consecutively. Whether I'm catching up on Good Mythical Morning with my cereal before work or taking a break to see what's going on with 368, I often find myself glued to my phone going through everything new in my subscription feed. If users chose to try this feature, they can continue to watch videos, but will get reminders to take some time off. Users are free to ignore this reminder and keep watching. If raw numbers don't scare you, then the app timer lets you set limits on how much you use your apps.

One of the YouTube-specific features was titled take a break, with which you could schedule custom breathers as often as you want, pausing what you're now watching and encouraging you to step away. The other new option lets users get all of their notification once a day, again at a specific time.

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