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YouTube will now show how many hours you spend watching videos

Users can set reminders to alert them of how much time they’re spending on YouTube and to take a break.

tech Updated: Aug 28, 2018 14:59 IST
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Google extends its ‘digital wellbeing’ initiative to YouTube.(REUTERS)

Even Google knows its products are addictive. As part of its efforts to promote a digital wellbeing, Google has decided it will show you the amount of time you spend binge-watching on YouTube.

In its blog titled ‘Tools to Take Charge of Your Digital Wellbeing’, Google announced a new tool which will be accessible to its YouTube users. The personal time watched profile will show you how long you have watched YouTube videos today, yesterday, and over the past 7 days.

The new feature will be available under your account menu starting this week. Users can also set reminders on YouTube to alert them of how much time they’re spending watching videos. Once a reminder is set, YouTube will show a pop-up advising users to take a break from watching videos.

YouTube shows how much time users spend watching videos. (YouTube)

YouTube is also giving an option to club all notifications into one to receive it just once a day. YouTube sends notifications of new videos released from channels users follow or new video recommendations. Users can now set a scheduled time to receive all notifications at once. At the same time, users can also set a duration for notifications to be received.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 14:59 IST