YouTube's New Feature Reminds You To Stop Binge-Watching

The You Tube TV app running on a Google Pixel phone.                  Sarah Tew  CNET

The theme of the year for Google is more control over your privacy and digital connected-ness, and we've seen quite a few new features that give users granular control over that stuff coming out of Google I/O.

Going Incognito works in the same way as it does on Chrome, preventing any activity from showing up in the browsing history.

To use the feature, you simply have to select the floating microphone icon when you see it in the YouTube app and say a command.

Before Incognito mode was introduced for YouTube, users had the option to log out of their Google account from the YouTube app to allow private content viewing.

There's good news for mobile YouTube fans now, though.

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Incognito mode doesn't really offer a whole lot when it comes to hiding your activity from three lettered agencies and is kind of pointless on a non-shared device.

To access it, you'll need to tap your avatar in the top right hand corner of the YouTube app - it should be available as "Turn on Incognito" just below the Switch account/Sign out option. Within the menu, users will find a simple "Turn on Incognito" option.

The new feature introduced is called as voice remote and it is an incremental update and presently available to some selected users.

Since the YouTube TV "Voice Remote" feature is not yet part of a downloadable update, there is no choice but to wait for Google to make the official announcement.

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