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YouTube now prompts when you watch too many videos

ANI  |  Washington [United States] 

Do you also start watching a video on and lose track of time following the recommended/list? wants to tell you that it is concerned over this habit of yours and has inserted a new feature to its video service.

As part of its focus on digital well-being, has added a feature to called 'take a break' which notifies you when you have exceeded a specific amount of consecutive viewing time, The Verge reports.

The feature is optional, and just like how you might scold a little one for exceeding their television viewing time, the feature will show you a prompt when you lose track of time.

You can enable it through the Settings menu and selecting 'Remind me to take a break'. You can choose from options ranging from 15 minutes to 180 minutes.

Whether or not it really contributes to a healthy digital well-being is something we are yet to see, but it surely gives an easy way of timing the consumption of the addictive video service.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 13:50 IST