June 4, 2020
new YouTube bedtime reminder for Android and iOS debuts

YouTube can Now Remind Users When it’s Time to Go to Sleep

A new YouTube feature will remind Android and iOS users when it’s time to hit the sack, part of the company’s digital well-being initiative…

With approximately 500 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, it’s quite easy to get sucked into the never-ending well of content. Making matters worse is the fact that people are largely stuck at home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent stay-at-home and shelter-in-place directives. But, YouTube has a new tool to help its viewers to take control of their video consumption.

New YouTube Bedtime Reminder for Android and iOS Debuts

The world’s largest video hosting site now boasts a bedtime reminder option. It’s already rolling out to Android and iOS as part of the company’s digital well-being initiative. It allows users to pick a start and end time and allows them to choose between popping up during video playback or waiting until the end. (It’s also possible to dismiss the alert, if desired.)

It’s just another addition to YouTube’s existing digital well-being tools, which include data on past usage, total watch time for the past week, scheduled reminders, and more. YouTube says that it’s rolling out now and will become available to all users over the next several days.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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