Yes, it’s true! You can support your digital wellbeing with Google’s help. As technology becomes more and more integral to everything we do, it can sometimes distract us from the things that matter most to us. Google has designed some new set of tools to make it easier for all of us to stay healthy.

Google has put a lot of effort to create technology that improves life, not distract from it. They are committed to giving everyone the tools they need to develop their own sense of digital wellbeing. So that life, not the technology in it, stays front and center.

Your daily digital habits

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. The dashboard gives you a daily view of how often you check your phone and how frequently you use different apps. Learn more

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Understand and manage your tech use

Explore tools and features that can help you better understand your tech use, disconnect when you want, and create healthy habits for the whole family.

Set a daily limit with app timers

If you want to limit the time you spend using certain apps, you can set daily app timers. When the timer runs out, the app is paused for the rest of the day. Learn more

Customize notifications

Change notification settings for your Android device or just for specific apps. Android proactively offers you the ability to snooze alerts that you frequently ignore and temporarily hide specific notifications for as long as you like. Learn more

Snooze notifications

Temporarily hide individual or groups of notifications by hitting snooze. You decide which alerts you see, what they look like, and how often you see them. Learn more

Do Not Disturb

With one tap in your Quick Settings on Android, Do Not Disturb can hide all notifications so you won’t see them on screen. Learn more

Unplug while your Pixel 3 charges

With the Pixel Stand wireless charger, you can choose to have Do Not Disturb turned on automatically while your Pixel 3 charges. Visit site

Wind Down

Wind Down reminds you to switch off at night by setting a bedtime schedule for your phone. Grayscale changes the screen to black and white, and Do Not Disturb silences notifications to help you get a good night’s sleep. Learn more

Flip to Shhh

Easily turn on Do Not Disturb by flipping your phone face down. Available on Pixel 2 and 3. Learn more

Grayscale

Grayscale turns your screen black and white, reducing the attention-grabbing nature of many app icons. Learn more

Switch off work

Turn off your work profile with one tap to pause work apps and their notifications. Learn more

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YOUTUBE FEATURES

Understand your viewing habits and control how you watch through customizable settings and tools, like Autoplay Controls and your Time Watched Profile. Learn more

Time Watched profile

Your time watched profile gives you a closer look at how much time you spend on YouTube, as well as comparisons to previous time periods. Learn more

Remind yourself to take a break

Schedule custom breathers as often as you want, pausing what you’re currently watching and encouraging you to step away. Learn more

Notifications: Scheduled digest

Now you can get all of your YouTube push notifications bundled into a single notification each day – and choose when you get it. Learn more

Autoplay control

Autoplay lets you decide whether or not you want the next video to start playing automatically. Learn more

Notification quiet hours

By default, all sounds and vibrations from the YouTube app are disabled between 10 pm and 8 am. You can customize the start and end times to ensure that notifications from the YouTube app are sent silently to your phone during a specified time each day. Learn more

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GOOGLE ASSISTANT FEATURES

In addition to helping you find answers quicker, tools like Bedtime Routine and Downtime help you avoid daily distractions and reduce screen time. Learn more

Improve your bedtime routine

To make falling asleep easier, your voice can activate the customizable Bedtime Routine – set an alarm, dim the lights, lower your music, get tomorrow’s weather, and zzzz. Learn more

Voice-Powered Do Not Disturb

With voice-powered Do Not Disturb, Google Assistant lets you tell your phone to silence all notifications and communications. Learn more

Google Home Downtime

When your Google Home devices are in Downtime, they won’t respond to most commands or questions. During Downtime, you also won’t receive notifications from your Google Home devices. Learn more

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GMAIL FEATURES

With tools like Auto Reply and Priority Inbox, you can spend less time in your inbox. Learn more

High-priority notifications

Turn on high-priority notifications to limit the number of email alerts you receive and get notified only when it’s essential. Learn more

Auto Reply

Gmail’s out-of-office auto reply is good for more than just your next vacation. Customize your message to let people know you won’t be able to get back to them right away. Learn more

Custom tabs

See new emails at a glance, and decide what you want to read and respond to. Learn more

Draft now, send later

Draft an email message as you normally would and schedule it to be sent at the perfect time. Learn more


Source of information: Google Digital Wellbeing

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