Published By : 14 May 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Yes, you heard it right. Google’s YouTube has finally applied a set of filters that will actually make their users stop watching, or at the very least restrict their video-watching binging times. The announcement was made by the tech giant at its Google I/O Conference last week.
More Details about YouTube’s New Settings
The new controls for YouTube will limit users watching times on the app, wherein they will receive reminders that can tell them to ‘take a break’. The feature will be available in the latest YouTube’s app version, which one can download or update from the Play Store. Apart from this update, Google has also introduced settings that restrict ability of YouTube to send notifications for enticing users to switch on the app. Other settings provides users with an overview of their binge behavior, so that they can think twice before becoming attracted towards video-watching, thus helping inculcate good viewing habits.
The ‘Take a Break,’ option is available from YouTube’s mobile app Settings screen. By ticking this option, users can set a reminder at 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes, wherein the video will get paused. Users can then choose to dismiss the reminder and continue viewing the video, or close the app. Of course, the setting is optional as it can be turned off by selecting default. Thus, such an optional setting for the new upgrade is not expected to make a lot of difference in YouTube’s viewership numbers at the moment.
YouTube has also introduced a new feature that lets you disable notification sounds during a specified time period every day. For example, users can disable notification sounds from bedtime until the next morning. After users will turn on the setting to disable notifications, the device will by default enable the disabling mechanism from 10 PM to 8 AM local time.