There are numerous videos you can find on the YouTube app. Whether it is about games or recipes or movies or anything, you can find them all on YouTube. However, the main problem with YouTube is that it starts recommending your videos, that are totally irrelevant to what you’ve searched. Apparently, the viewers might find it interesting and get carried away by it. This results in them ending up sending more time than required. In order to prevent that from happening, the YouTube app introduced a feature called ‘Remind me to Take a Break.’
Basically, this feature works as an alert system that asks you to stop watching a video after a certain period of time. For that, you will need to adjust the duration for the reminder.
Enable YouTube App “Take a Break” Feature
This feature is available on both iOS and Android. However, you must have the latest version of the app to have this feature. This feature will be available to you if your app’s version is 13.18.xx or higher. As for the process to enable this feature, it’s pretty easy.
For enabling this feature, you must first open the YouTube app. Then, go to the top right corner of the screen and tap your user photo.
Now go to Settings and click it. After opening Settings, you will see “Remind me to take a break” option at the top.
There you can set your time limit at whatever time you will like to be reminded for taking a break. Once the time is over, the video you’re watching will pause and a message box pops up asking you to take a break. You can either dismiss and continue watching or go to settings and set the reminder again.
Although it helps you by reminding you to take a break time and again, this feature may not be that effective for young generations. That is because they may just dismiss and continue watching the video until they are satisfied or the battery runs out.
Nonetheless, this feature will stop your recommendations from going insane as it reminds you to stop at a certain point. At least that way you will be able to break free from the virtual world and observe the real world. This motivates you to go outside and absorb the freshness of the air. Moreover, you can visit your friends or family members and spend time with them. As a whole, in conclusion, “Take a break” feature breaks you free from the virtual world and reminds you to enjoy the real world.