How to use Google as a Countdown Timer

tech tips logoNeed a quick TIMER?

You can now simply type into Google Search “set timer” followed by an amount of time and a countdown timer is displayed.

eg. “Set timer for 30 seconds”


An alarm beeps when time is up. (Or you can mute it) You can make the timer appear full screen without advertisements by clicking a little box (full screen) icon to the right of the timer.

Note: This will work on Internet Explorer browser1but the alarm does not go off. Use Google Chrome browser2 for better results! It is installed on our computers – a much better browser.

To see a very short video showing this feature in action  click here.

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