Take a break reminder

The take a break reminder lets you set a reminder to take a break while watching videos. The reminder will pause your video until you dismiss it or resume playing the video. This feature is available on versions 13.17+ of the YouTube app on mobile devices. 

The take a break reminder is “off” by default. 

To customize your take a break reminder:

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Turn on Remind me to take a break.
  5. Select your Reminder frequency.  
  6. Tap OK.

Once the reminder shows up, you can tap Dismiss to keep watching the video, or tap Settings to go to the Settings page. On the Settings page, you can turn off the reminder or edit the reminder frequency. 

Note: The timer only runs while you’re watching videos online on your phone. Pausing or closing a video will also pause the timer. If you close the app, sign out, switch devices, or pause a video for more than 30 minutes, the timer will reset. When watching Offline videos or Casting from your phone, the timer doesn't run.


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