This is the latest feature to be added to YouTube’s time management suite, which launched in 2018.
YouTube has announced the launch of Bedtime Reminders, which aims to give viewers who use the site’s mobile apps the ability to set specific times to log off and “go to bed”.
Writing in a blog post, the site said: “Bedtime reminders let you set reminders at specific times to stop watching videos and (you guessed it!) go to bed.”
Under the new feature, users will be able to set prompts that will appear at specified times, which they will be able to dismiss or place on snooze for 10 minutes.
Bedtime Reminders can be set up via one’s phone settings, and users can decide “whether or not you want the prompt to interrupt a video or wait until the video is over”.
It joins a host of other related features YouTube has released in the past that are geared toward improving one’s digital wellbeing. These include showing viewers how much time they spend on the site and user-set reminders to take breaks from watching videos, amongst others.
The new feature will be available to Android and iOS users, with YouTube stating it will take a few days for it to roll out for everyone.
More information, as well as how users can submit feedback regarding the reminders, can be found via YouTube Help.