The two companies are bringing features aimed at helping people track down how long they spend on their devices – and Google’s latest effort to help people track their use comes in the form of a new “Duration” in the YouTube app, integrating with the Android‘s Digital Wellbeing feature.
In the Time Watched section of the YouTube app, which is available in both iOS and Android version of the app, you can see how much time you’ve spent watching the videos on that special day, the first day, and the past 7 days .
You will also get a daily average. Statistics do not just flow from the past while watching videos on the phone – when you watch videos on YouTube and you’re signed in to your Google Account from a computer, the data will be counted in statistics. However, YouTube Music and YouTube TV are not included.
“Our goal is to give you a better understanding of the time spent on YouTube, so you can make informed decisions about how YouTube wants to fit best in your life,” Google said in blogging of them, reports tg.
To find the Time Watched menu in the YouTube app, just go to the Account menu by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner. Then click the Time Watched option, and you should be able to see your stats.
Google is also promising that Digital Wellbeing on Android, which is currently in beta, will be able to connect to Time Watched in the YouTube app.