It is good to listen to that tick-tick-ticking as soon as extra

As quietly because it seemingly went away, Google Search’s timer appears to have come again with out a lot of a whisper. Okay, somebody did say one thing about it this week.

You could recall from the finish of final month that instructions to the desktop or cell net variations of Google Seek for “set timer for X minutes,” “begin stopwatch,” and others had stopped working hastily — customers who would usually see a widget with mentioned timer (which mechanically began) or stopwatch solely noticed irrelevant search outcomes (nicely, not less than irrelevant to what they actually needed out of Google Search).

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Google Search liaison Danny Sullivan was made very nicely conscious of the drawback, however wasn’t in a position to present a satisfying reply as to when or even when the feature can be introduced again. Sullivan confirmed on August 1 that the feature would finally return, however did not have a timeline.

On Wednesday, Sullivan tweeted (through The Verge) some welcome information:

Certainly, for those who ask Google to “set a timer,” you will now see one begin counting down from 5 minutes. You can too put down different quantities of time or set it for a time of day like 3:15 p.m. And sure, you can too pull up a stopwatch, too, however you will want to start out that one on your personal.


In fact, you could possibly do the very same issues by issuing a voice command to the Google app or Google Assistant on your cell machine, however for people who find themselves simply caught on their desktops and need a technique to monitor the time, this feature has all the time been an important standby. And hey, it certain beats counting along with your fingers.

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