Top 5 YouTube app features that you don’t know about

Almost every smartphone user have used the YouTube app at least once. Even though people use the YouTube app for hours on their smartphones, many of the users don’t know about all the features that the youtube app provides to them.

The YouTube app has a number of features that can help make your video viewing experience better and can also prevent you from wasting too many hours watching videos, one after another. Today we have come with the list of Top 5 YouTube features that you don’t know about. So, take out some time out of your busy schedule and read this whole article to learn about some interesting features of the YouTube app.

YouTube App


Top 5 YouTube App Features for Android


Watch Time

The Android YouTube app provides the users with the option to keep track of the amount of time they spend by watching videos on YouTube. If you want to know how much time you spend watching YouTube videos in a day or week, then tap on your ‘YouTube account’s logo at top-right corner, then tap on ‘Time Watched’.

If you are concerned that you are spending too much watching YouTube videos, then you can use the following settings in Time Watched section:


Remind Me To Take Break feature reminds you to take a break after using YouTube app for a set period of time.


If you have the habit of staying awake late at night just because YouTube’s recommendation algorithm keeps on recommending interesting videos one after another, then this feature can be helpful for you. “Remind Me When Its Bedtime” gives you reminder to go to sleep whenever you would stay awake late at night for watching YouTube videos.

YouTube time watched feature


Scheduled Digest

Do you feel Disturbed whenever you get YouTube Notifications while you are busy doing your daily work? Do you get tempted to watch the new YouTube video of your favorite YouTuber while you are in the middle of your work? If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes”, then it is important for you to know that such notifications can affect your productivity by making you lose your attention or waste you precious work time by making you watch the videos.

In order to maintain your focus on work, Youtube App provides the “Scheduled Digest” feature. The Scheduled Digest feature provides you with the summary of all the video notifications that you receive in a day, at a particular time (default time is 7:00 PM). For turning on the Scheduled Digest feature, you have to tap on your YouTube Account Logo located at top-right corner. Next tap on the “Settings” button located at the bottom. After that tap on the “notifications” button for accessing the Scheduled Digest feature.

You can even change the Scheduled Digest time by tapping on the text of the Scheduled Digest button.

YouTube app Scheduled Digest



Some of you may be staying abroad for work or may have settled in a foreign land. On the other hand, there are people who want to visit abroad or are interested in staying updated with videos of a particular location.
In such a case you may use the Location feature of YouTube to change your location to your preferred country, so that you can view videos of that place in the “Explore” tab of your YouTube app. For changing the location you need to do the following:

Tap on your Account Icon -> Tap on ‘Settings’ -> Tap on ‘General’ -> Tap on ‘Location’ and select your desired country from the list.

Youtube App Location


Dark Theme

Who doesn’t like a dark mode for their apps. Do you know you can turn on the dark mode of the Youtube App? Yes, you can. For turning on the Dark mode of the YouTube app, you will have to do the following:
Tap on your Account Icon -> Tap on ‘Settings’ -> Tap on ‘General’ -> Tap on ‘Dark Theme’.

Youtube App Dark Mode


Search Filter

Filter is one of the basic features of YouTube. Although, it has been available for a long time, most of us don’t use it. Using the Filter option provides better search results than normal searches. For using the Filter option, tap on the three dots located at top-right corner of the screen after searching a video. Then, tap on ‘Search Filters’ for filtering and sorting your search results based on various criteria.

Youtube App Search Filter


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