YouTube is kicking off Google's aims that will greatly help customers balance technology and life. Notably, a new version of the YouTube for Android app is now rolling out with a new "Take a Break" feature in keeping with this theme. However, the time can be adjusted as per convenience by the user. YouTube will also let the users to let change their behaviour of exploring the YouTube's contents. The user can then choose either to dismiss the reminder to continue watching or close the app. If you have the notifications of the update, you will receive a notification regarding the new YouTube update on your phone as well. They should see a new entry called "Remind me to take a break".
In order to start using this Take a Break feature on the YouTube's mobile app, you just need to launch the YouTube app and click the profile's Settings icon. A user can now see daily average video surfing time, the amount of time spent watching YouTube on the current day, yesterday along with the insight on the same for past seven days. 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.
Additionally, there are two more features in the new YouTube notifications menu. One of them is focused on your "digital well-being" as it will track the time you spend on your device with a breakdown of each app. The Take a Break feature can be accessed by going to Settings General, and the notifications feature is available at Settings Notifications.
Google at its recently concluded I/O 2018 annual developer conference announced some new features for its products like Gmail, Assistant, Maps and more.