Just like school do have break period, YouTube is bringing similar stuff to its app as users can now go on break with time schedule. The pushing out of this feature by Google can be seen as to make everything balanced between technology and life.
The YouTube update help users to be able to schedule custom breaks to step away from their online lives for a while. Normally, the app new version will come with the update. Currently, a new version of the YouTube for Android app is now rolling out with a new ‘Take a Break’ feature.
The YouTube Take a Break feature is available on the mobile app Setting screen. Users can set a reminder to appear every;
- 15 minutes
- 30 Minutes
- 60 Minutes (1 hour)
- 90 Minutes (1 hour 30 mins)
- 180 minutes (3 hours)
Once a user selects an option, YouTube will pause the videos at those intervals. The user can then choose either to dismiss the reminder to continue watching or close the app. Please note that the setting is optional and is switched off by default.
Additionally, there are two more features in the new YouTube notifications menu. One of the options called ‘Disable sounds & vibrations’ will let you disable all notification sounds from the YouTube for Android app for a particular amount of time. The other new feature is called ‘Scheduled Digest’ that lets users get all of their notification once a day at a particular time.
HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUTUBE TAKE BREAK FEATURE
The Take a Break and other notification features are available in the latest version (13.17.55) of the YouTube app . The Take a Break feature can be accessed by going to Settings > General, and the notifications feature is available at Settings > Notifications.