YouTube’s new "take a break" notifications are part of Google’s focus on your digital well-being

When Android P is launched this summer, it will bring with it a new Board designed to clearly show the amount of time we are spending on our phones. You'll see a breakdown that includes how many times you've unlocked your device, a count of notifications, and details about how much time you're spending on individual applications. All this comes from Google's focus on digital well-being that the company announced in I / O 2018 this week. But YouTube is not waiting for Android P to present some useful features. As promised by Sundar Pichai, and after some very turbulent months, YouTube is launching the digital load of Google to balance technology and life.

The company has released new optional "take a break" notifications that will show a warning when it has exceeded a specific amount of consecutive viewing time. To access them, tap your user photo in the top right corner of the mobile application, go to Settings and then choose General. Right at the top is the new option "Remember me take a break."

Your choices are:

  • Never
  • Every 15 minutes
  • Every 30 minutes
  • Every 60 minutes
  • Every 90 minutes
  • Every 180 minutes

I can not say that Often I've spent three hours in a row with YouTube, but if it's a platform that takes up a good part of your day, maybe too much, now you can set these reminders to close the application and focus on other things. .

YouTube also added a new configuration for a "scheduled digest" that combines all the individual notifications you would normally receive from the application (new videos from your favorite creators, etc.) into a single list that is delivered at a time. of the day you choose