YouTube's new feature will give you a Reminder to take a Break

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Google had previously designed YouTube to be addictive, adding autoplay video, including a scrolling playlist of similar videos just so users would spend that extra minute on its video service.

The update, which was first announced at Google I/O 2018, also lets users turn off notification sounds during certain times of the day.

Once you over limit the use of Youtube, you will receive a notification as a warning which will ask you to take a break. The new feature is now available on YouTube Android app version 13.17+ and comes in line with Google's attempt with Android P.

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YouTube also has a "time watched profile" in the line which is said to provide an insight to the users about their viewing habits.

You can set break reminders in the YouTube app by visiting Settings. If you want to choose the delivery time for the digests in the settings, then head to Settings Notifications Scheduled Digest.

Tap Remind me to take a break.

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Now, the YouTube app will alert you if you're binging too much. When you see the reminder with take a break, you can close down the app right away or can dismiss the notification and start watching the video. One will disable all notification sounds and vibrations from the YouTube app for a set amount of time. Once a user selects an option, YouTube will pause the videos at those intervals. The Take a Break feature can be accessed by going to Settings General, and the notifications feature is available at Settings Notifications.

Google is trying to make sure that more users use its apps meaningfully at Google IO this week. Now it's designing one of its most addictive products, the YouTube service, to be less addictive than it is. It will reach to your region very soon.

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