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Latest update on YouTube App for Android adds new features

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Android P is expected to release this summer. The successor of Android Oreo will bring a lot of new changes with it. The most talked change is its new Dashboard design. The new Dashboard for Android P is also designed to clearly show the number of time users are spending on their phones. The user will see a breakdown that includes the number of times they have unlocked their device. This all is an effort by Google to focus on digital well-being that was announced by the company at I/O 2018 this week. There are some new features for YouTube that follows Google’s new focus.

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However, it seems like YouTube will not wait for Android P to introduce some helpful features for users. As promised by Mr. Sundar Pichai and after some very turbulent months, the largest video-sharing app is now kicking off Google’s charge into balancing tech and life of a user. In a big surprise, the company has now rolled out new, optional take a break notifications. These notifications will display a prompt whenever the user exceeds a specific amount of consecutive viewing time. Accessing this feature is very easy. The user has to just tap on their photo at the top right of the mobile app. Then they have to go to Settings, and then choose General. At the top of General Settings, there is the new Remind me to take a break option for the users.

YouTube also added some new settings for users. A new feature for the app includes a setting for a scheduled digest that will combine all of the individual notifications that the user gets from the app. These notifications will be combined into a single list and it will be delivered at a time of day of user’s choice.