How to Use Take a Break Feature on YouTube

YouTube's Take a Break feature remind you to take a break from watching videos after a specific amount of time you chose.

Let's see how to use this feature on YouTube app (Android) in detail. 

Steps to Use Take a Break Feature

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    Open YouTube app.
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    Tap on your profile picture at the top.
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    Tap Settings > General.
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    Now, you can see "Remind me to take a break" option. Tap on it.
Remind me to take a break option
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    Choose the "Reminder frequency" you prefer. The available options are - Never (default option), Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes, Every 60 minutes, Every 90 minutes, and Every 180 minutes.
Reminder frequency
Selected Every 15 minutes

That is all. YouTube app will remind you to take a break once you pass the time you have chosen. In this instance, I have selected "Every 15 minutes." So, YouTube app will remind me every 15 minutes to take a break from watching videos.


Once you see the reminder, you can close the app to take a break OR change "Reminder frequency" or turn off the reminder (tap "Settings" option for that) OR dismiss the notification (tap "Dismiss" option for that) to continue watching videos.

You can turn off reminder at any time you want, and for that, all you need to do is set up "Reminder frequency" as "Never." That is all.

Also, keep in mind that this feature is currently available in YouTube app only (iOS and Android).

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