Everyone is fascinated when using their smartphone and thinks it will affect our health when used excessively and take up all the time of the day. Some people are addicted to games, while some are addicted to social media. There are a lot of addicts YouTube. Believe it or not, but a lot of people spend hours on YouTube watching videos. I mean, there’s a reason YouTube is the second most popular site on the internet. Anyway, the problem is that people are addicted to smartphones and YouTube is one of the culprits.
At I/O 2018, Google introduced their “Digital Live” initiative in hopes of reducing the time people spend on their smartphones. While most of the features are Android P-exclusive at this point, Google recently released one such feature for YouTube.
Through a back-end update, Google enabled “remind me to take a break” in the YouTube app for a reminder that it’s time to stop sharing and watching YouTube for hours and make the most of your niche. Here’s how to enable YouTube’s interrupt prompt.
Turn on YouTube’s remind me to take a break
Before you follow the steps, make sure you’re running the latest version of YouTube.
Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your Android device.
Step 2: Tap your profile picture in the top right corner.
Step 3: Click Setting.
Step 4: Click Shared.
Step 5: Turn on tap the “Remind me to take a break” button to bring up the option.
Turn on YouTube’s interrupt prompt
When on/off, you will prompt for the reminder frequency. These frequencies vary from five minutes to 24 hours. Once the timer has elapsed, a pop-up will appear on the screen indicating that it is time to take a break. Now you can take a break or dismiss the pop-up and come back to using the Youtube app.
Honestly, sitting for hours doing nothing but watching meaningless YouTube videos is one of the worst things you can do for your body and brain. Reminder or not, take a break after using the app and go outside to get some fresh air and relax your eyes.