We’ve all been there — probably even more during the lockdown. Your sleeping patterns are down the drain, and you need to start getting more sleep before heading back to work in a few weeks. Luckily, good guy YouTube is here to help you with that using bedtime reminders.
Yesterday, YouTube announced that it is rolling out a new feature called bedtime reminders, which will join the platform’s existing “take a break” reminders. The video streaming platform has started to invest more in keeping user screentime limited as part of a group of ‘wellness’ tools as part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing Initiative. And it’s likely for the better — anything found on YouTube’s ‘recommended’ list after 12pm is not good for your soul. Believe us.
These bedtime reminders can be set up by the user, so you have the control to have YouTube prompt you to go to bed. As little fun as that sounds, it’s really not a bad idea to pry your eyes off the screen before heading off to dreamland. “You set start and end times in your Settings, including whether or not you want the prompt to interrupt a video or wait until the video is over. You’ll also be able to dismiss or snooze the reminder,” YouTube details in a blog post.
And you don’t have to wait for the feature to be available. YouTube confirmed that the feature should be available on both iOS and Android apps from today, but it could take a while to be available for everyone.