YouTube offers tools to control the time spent on your site
A little too pervasive YouTube? The video-sharing site takes steps to help users addicted to videos by providing several tools.
You may have seen a simple video on YouTube before, and finally spent hours there. The video sharing platform can indeed be very addictive but new tools can help you limit the time spent on it.
On his blog, Google shows what is available to users in the mobile application YouTube. In the account menu, it is possible to view the time spent on the site during the last 7 days, this will better realize the real-time of use. Once done, a new parameter allows you to limit the time spent by displaying a notification that will be triggered after the time you have set
Another source of distraction on Youtube:
notifications. If you subscribe to several channels, a sound notification with vibration will warn you with each new video. It is now possible to group all these notifications into one that will summarize all the events of the day to avoid being constantly trying to watch the novelty.
Always about notifications, Google also offers to cut the sound and vibrations of notifications between 10 pm and 8 am to prevent them from preventing you from sleeping or waking you up unexpectedly. It is possible to define custom schedules.
All of these settings are available in the YouTube app settings. These new features are available today and are accessible after the application has been updated.