YouTube Will Remind Users To 'Take A Break' With New Update

Video streaming platform YouTube is also a part of the initiative, under which users will be able to schedule custom breaks to step away from their online lives for a while. In Google IO 2018, the search giant had introduced a Wellbeing initiative to help users comprehend that their digital habits and curb device addiction. Users will be allowed to set proper timing of exploring the platform.

The Take a Break and other notification features are available in the latest version (13.17.55) of the YouTube app.

As you can see in the image, you can set the reminder every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes. Notably, a brand new variant of the YouTube to get Android app is presently rolling out using a brand new "Have a rest" function in keeping with this subject. YouTube will also let the users to let change their behaviour of exploring the YouTube's contents. Other features coming down the pike include Program Timers, which will let you set time limits on using apps, and Shush, which should stop all alarms and vibrations whenever a telephone is put on a table or other surface with down the screen. Once you set proper timing of reminder, you would receive a notification and the video which you are watching will be paused at that very moment.

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After the update is downloaded, YouTube users may go into the app's settings, and then the "General" menu selection. A user can decide whether continue to watch the video or dismiss the reminder. Notably, the setting is optional and switched off by default. 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.

This "take a break" feature does exactly what it sounds like.

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