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.
This feature is currently only available on mobile phones, not tablets.
To customize your take a break reminder:
- Tap your profile picture .
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Remind me to take a break.
- Select your Reminder frequency.
Once the reminder shows up, you can tap Dismiss to keep watching the video, or tap Settings to go directly to the Settings page. On the Settings page, you can turn off the reminder or edit the reminder frequency.