Tech & Science YouTube’s newest feature reminds you to stop watching YouTube

11:31  14 may  2018
11:31  14 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

YouTube has 1.8 billion users logged in and watching every month

  YouTube has 1.8 billion users logged in and watching every month YouTube doesn't have a playbook for operating at such scale, CEO Susan Wojcicki said, but the company is committed to being "on the right side of history.""It's incredibly important to me and to everyone at YouTube that we grow responsibly," Wojcicki said Thursday, speaking at a New York presentation for advertisers known as a Newfront. "There is not a playbook for how open platforms like us operate at scale…it's critical that we're on the right side of history.

Yep, that’ s right: YouTube can now help you stop watching YouTube . Granted, the feature isn’t turned on by default, but it’ s still a nice gesture. You can access it by tapping on your profile icon, then Settings > General > Remind me to take a break. You can choose reminders ranging from

Yep, that’ s right: YouTube can now help you stop watching YouTube . Granted, the feature isn’t turned on by default, but it’ s still a nice gesture. You can access it by tapping on your profile icon, then Settings > General > Remind me to take a break. You can choose reminders ranging from.

  YouTube’s newest feature reminds you to stop watching YouTube © Provided by The Next Web

Google made a big deal about the concept of digital wellbeing at Google I/O this year. Basically, the company wants to help you be less distracted by technology. Now we’re seeing the first signs of this initiative making its mark: YouTube now has reminders to stop watching videos.

Yep, that’s right: YouTube can now help you stop watching YouTube. Granted, the feature isn’t turned on by default, but it’s still a nice gesture. You can access it by tapping on your profile icon, then Settings > General > Remind me to take a break. You can choose reminders ranging from every 15 minutes to every 3 hours.

YouTube now supports HDR video on Apple’s latest iPhones

  YouTube now supports HDR video on Apple’s latest iPhones YouTube has added support for HDR video playback on Apple’s iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. YouTube has plenty of great demo material for seeing the improved picture for yourself: just search “HDR” and you’ll find no shortage of exotic scenery, cityscapes, food, animals, and other demo reel material. My iPhone switched over to HDR automatically once I started streaming a video, but you can also tap the icon with three vertical dots to manually enable it. Note that since it’s really all about color, brightness, and contrast, you don’t have to pick 1080p to enjoy HDR; it’s also supported at lower resolutions like 480p.

Yep, that’ s right: YouTube can now help you stop watching YouTube . Granted, the feature isn’t turned on by default, but it’ s still a nice gesture. You can access it by tapping on your profile icon, then Settings > General > Remind me to take a break. You can choose reminders ranging from.

Google made a big deal about the concept of digital wellbeing at Google I/O this year. Basically, the company wants to help you be less distracted by technology. Now we’re seeing the first signs of this initiative making its mark: YouTube now has reminders to stop watching videos.

The company is also rolling out a ‘scheduled digest’ which basically combines your YouTube notifications into one big announcement at a time of your choosing instead of the usual barrage of notifications. And yet another useful change is the ability to disable notification sounds during certain periods of the day. Like, you know, bedtime.

The features don’t seem to be available on every device quite yet – I’m not seeing it on my Pixel 2 running the Android P Beta – but that’s only a matter of time. They’re small changes, but ones that could make a big difference in reducing distractions throughout your day. For more about Google’s Digital Wellbeing movement, check out Google’s site on the matter here.

Twitter is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV .
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