Google reportedly working on sleep timer for YouTube Music for Android

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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US-based technology giant Google is reportedly working on a sleep timer feature for the YouTube Music app on Android.

A sleep timer in YouTube Music will allow users to make their devices stop playing music after falling asleep and will also help them in scheduling breaks for their tracks.

The report suggests that “the sleep timer will appear as a bottom sheet somewhere inside playback controls in the YouTube Music app.” Furthermore, YouTube Music will show the remaining time on an active timer with the ability to add five more minutes or cancel it immediately.

According to the reports, “This has been said to be a much-awaited feature, especially since this feature was already being offered in Google Play Music. However, to enable the sleep timer, users were supposed to head to the settings list in Google Play Music.”

Moreover, YouTube’s upcoming sleep timer feature is also said to be similar to Apple Music for Android.

As per the reports, it is still not confirmed when the sleep timer feature would launch on YouTube Music for Android. There could also be a possibility that Google may or may not ever launch this feature.

Last year, Youtube Music introduced a new ‘Energise’ mood filter for personalized playlists consisting of tracks from various genres and artists.

This is the fifth filter that adds to the already present Workout, Focus, Relax, and Commute modes. These filters can be accessed from the Activity Bar on the top of the YouTube Music app homepage and it will get updated over time.

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