YouTube for Android is one of the latest apps that has received the call «Digital Wellness» that Google promoted in the Google I / O of 2018. He proclaimed his interest in using less mobile phones or at least not getting so hooked on him. Today, the app adds certain improvements that will help us in this purpose.
Google wants you to stop using the mobile, and it's great news
Google wants us to stop using the mobile compulsively. And although it may seem silly at first sight, it is something very necessary and good.
YouTube will now try to stop using your phone for so long
YouTube has been updated on Android and has enabled its own settings so that you stop using the app for so long. These changes consist of adding a video viewing timer, a reminder configurator so that we can motivate you to stop using the app and a way to avoid all sound and any notification that comes from YouTube.
These settings will also give us data about our use of YouTube throughout the days, so that we have more information on how we use the application. We can set an alarm so that YouTube for Android reminds us that we must stop, and that if we are big heads, we can put a time interval so that we can remember to stop again.
Perhaps the most important characteristic is that of silencing. We can configure notifications on an hourly basis, that is, that for a certain time no notification sounds. When the interval closes, YouTube will give us all the notifications it deems relevant grouped so that we don't have to see them all one by one.
The best phones to watch YouTube according to Google
Google has launched today coinciding with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 "YouTube Signature Devices", a list of the best phones to watch YouTube
This update, as we say, is part of Google's Digital Wellness program is released today for Android and iOS. We must be somewhat patient, since the update could appear in the Google Play Store from one moment to another. Therefore, check the updates section to see if it has arrived and thus better control the consumption you have in the app.