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YouTube's new feature lets you stop watching YouTube

13 May, 2018, 09:40 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • YouTube wants you to “take a break” from watching videos with new update

To activate YouTube Take a break notification, first tap your profile picture in the top-right corner. This will prevent you from using the app anymore once you have hit the time limit you have set.

A Youtube take a break reminder will pop up on your screen after the scheduled time, but it doesn't ruthlessly lock you out. Today, the brand new version of the YouTube cellular program started rolling out, which included several features in keeping with this new motif.

The new feature will enable the users to set a reminder for every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes, at which point the video will pause and users will receive "Take a Break" notification that they have been binge-watching videos for longer than they chose to. YouTube will also let the users to let change their behaviour of exploring the YouTube's contents. Once you select this feature, you would see a number of timers on the page.

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After choosing the reminder frequency between 15 minutes and 3 hours, you can continue your YouTube show as usual.

Lastly, if you have trouble sideloading the APK file, then enable the Unknown Sources option from the Settings Security menu to install the APK from the link given below. One will disable all notification sounds and vibrations from the YouTube app for a set amount of time. So it's likely that in the near future, you'll see plenty of other apps coming out with an updated Material Design look and feel.

Go to: Settings General Remind me to take a break. Moreover, nothing major has been spotted yet on the surface, which suggests that most of the new changes are made under the hood at the mainframe code level. This type of updates take longer than expected and Google might have released this update in phases. If you are an Android user and don't see this feature yet, make sure you are using the latest version of YouTube by updating it from the Play Store. It will reach to your region very soon.

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