YouTube"s "take a break" reminder now offers "hour and minutes" option in 5-minute intervals


YouTube"s take a break reminder setting now has more flexible options

Last month, we told you about YouTube"s "take a break" reminder. This can be found by going to YouTube and clicking on this progression: Settings > General > Remind me to take a break. The feature originally gave users the option to be reminded of their binge watching after 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 60-minutes, 90-minutes and 180-minutes.

But life does not always adhere to such perfectly rounded-off time periods. So Google has decided to update the feature, allowing users to set the reminder frequency in hours and minutes. Users will be able to set reminders from 5 minutes to 23 hours and 55 minutes using 5 minute intervals. Now that seems more realistic that the three hour limit that was the maximum setting pre-update.

It isn"t clear if the update to freshen up the "take a break" reminder is coming via OTA update, or a server side update. Our version of YouTube, 13.20.54, does include the updated reminder setting as you can see in the accompanying image on the right.

source: YouTube