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14 May 2018

How to Set-up YouTube to Remind You to Stop Watching Videos

Are you addicted to watching YouTube videos and all effort to stop it has always proved abortive? Well no need to go for any deliverance, has Google is here to deliver you.
During the Google I/O in 2018, the Big G introduced series of digital wellness features. Some of this features will be available on Android P while some goes to various apps including YouTube.

YouTube can now remind you to stop watching videos if you on it for too long. So right now, if you have an Android device, you can set up YouTube to remind you that there are other things in life besides watching streaming videos.

How to Set Up YouTube to Remind You to Stop Watching Videos

  1. Open YouTube
  2. Tap your profile image in the top right-hand corner
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select General
  5. Tap ‘Remind me to take a break
From there, you will see several different reminder frequencies:
  • Never
  • Every 15 minutes
  • Every 30 minutes
  • Every 60 minutes
  • Every 90 minutes
  • Every 180 minutes
After the “timer” has run out, a pop-up message will appear suggesting it’s time to take a break. Additionally, you can use this pop-up to either dismiss the message or go back to settings to adjust the frequency.
This update is gradually rolling out so don’t panic if you don’t have the update yet at your backend. Wait for Google to smile to your direction.
The question is, will you yield to this warning or you’ll turn a side eye? Take a break, get some fresh air because its time to limit your YouTube intake.

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