YouTube adds ‘time watched’ stats to its mobile apps and makes it clear for you.
After Google pushes the significance of digital wellbeing in YouTube, a feature rolls out that will number how much you’re watching video on the platform. Titled “Time Watched”, the idea is to allow users to take better control over their behavior and arrange their time for taking a break.
Stated in their official announcement, When YouTube opens the feature to your account, you can sign into the platform and go to your account settings, then click through to “time watched.” Therefore, you’ll be able to see how many times you’ve spent viewing YouTube videos, along with a daily average.
However, there are some critics for the tool. Time watched stats are based on your watch history so if you’re under incognito mode, the statistics won’t be tracked. Plus, the videos deleted will also go untracked. Moreover, the time watched feature will include your YouTube TV watch time but YouTube Music won’t get counted.
This tracking feature is YouTube’s latest tool and as the platform mentioned, they can now all be on the same page. Others can also be found on YouTube notification management and users are able to set reminders via pop-up window and let you know when it’s time to take a break from your channels.
YouTube becomes the first website to offer something to help users track and manage their video addiction. To openly say, imagine a platform that tries to limit their users and remind them to take a break and don’t also let the internet steal their all spare times. Cleverly interesting.