Time well spent is one of the tech industry’s newest initiatives to ensure that people don’t just spend more time on their devices, but that they spend focused and meaningful time.
Google is introducing a new page in its app to help fulfil that aim with the new Time Watched page. This page curates options from a stats page which tells you how much you’ve spent watching it, to take a broken feature which lets you set your own limits and remind yourself to stop watching. Finally, Google is adding in an option to limit the number of YouTube notifications you receive a day to only one at a time of your choice.
It seems counter-intuitive for Google to want to push you off YouTube, but for consumers and users, its a step in fighting tech addiction.
“Starting today, you can find all of the YouTube tools in one place, alongside your personal time watched profile,” Google said on Monday, “Our goal is to provide a better understanding of time spent on YouTube, so you can make informed decisions about how you want YouTube to best fit into your life.”
Google’s Time Watched is rolling out to users workdwide from today.