YouTube tries to be your mom with a new bedtime reminder
The new feature works much like an alarm - you can set a time and it will activate, telling you to stop watching videos and go to bed. You can, of course, snooze it for 10 minutes, or choose if you want to finish your video before the reminder goes off. You can set your bedtime reminder from the YouTube settings menu on your mobile device, toggling “Remind me when it’s time for bed“ on or off. Alternatively, you can tap on your profile picture and find the same option under the “Time Watched” setting.
This new bedtime alarm builds upon the “Remind me to take a break” feature, which has logged more than 3 billion prompts since its launch, according to YouTube. The feature is already rolling out with wider availability scheduled for the next few weeks. Reminders and alarms are good and all, but your digital wellbeing is ultimately in your hands.