After first announcing the feature at IO in May, Google is taking Focus mode out of beta and rolling it out to Android 9 and 10 devices. "You can select apps you now find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that app is paused".
Focus Mode allows you to mark specific apps as distracting, preventing you from launching them when the mode is enabled. You can now schedule Focus Mode to turn on at certain days and times, so you can do not forget to stay off Instagram while at school or checking work emails on the weekend.More news: Family of terrorist Usman Khan 'saddened and shocked' as they condemn atrocity
Google also added the ability to take a break of up to 30 minutes without actually having to exit Focus Mode (seen below).
Since the initial beta launch, Google has added a few more features. And the new "Take a Break" feature will allow you to temporarily snooze focus mode. "This is especially handy for setting daily schedules; you can minimize distractions during the hours you're at work, school or home", the company explained. "And if you've completed your tasks early, you can simply turn off Focus mode and it'll resume as scheduled the next day". Since then, Google has expanded access to Digital Wellbeing features and further integrated its features - including parent control app Family Link - into the Android OS.More news: Indian Idol 11: It's OFFICIAL! Himesh Reshammiya Replaces Anu Malik As Judge
The Focus Mode feature is one of now many investments Google has made into its comprehensive Digital Wellbeing feature set, which was originally introduced at Google I/O 2018 but initially only on Pixel devices.More news: ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ sequel could hit PS5 even sooner than we expected