Time’s up for Google Search’s built-in timer

All the way back in 2013, Google introduced a nifty tiny element in its look for motor device that experienced nothing at all to do with research at all: a timer. All users experienced to do was lookup for nearly anything like “14 minute timer” or “timer until eventually 2pm” and Google would make a widget and start out the countdown instantly. People had been previously paying out hundreds of time on Google at that point, it may have nicely produced sense to enable men and women maintain monitor of it there. Effectively, time looks to have stopped for the Google Look for timer, at least for now.


You can however give your mobile phone a voice command (both via Search or Google Assistant) to established up a timer and it’s going to do it. But moving into a text command on either cell or desktop to set a timer just is not going to operate any more — customers are mostly taken care of to YouTube benefits instead.

A Hacker News person manufactured mention of it these days, but it appears SERoundTable caught wind of this adjust ten times in the past via the Deccan Herald. I only make notice of this exploration thread just simply because it is instead telling of the obsolescence of a Google Look for-centered timer (or stopwatch, do not overlook that it could rely up as well!) since we have other techniques to get from nowhere in close proximity to our clock app to our clock application and right away set it to depend toward anywhere we want it to go.

Much more importantly these times, we want individuals timers (and the reminder they are supposed to stand for) to be out there where ever we want them. Which is been a problem when we have so a lot of equipment on so many software platforms these times, but at minimum there’s some hope that Google Assistant will be developing bridges to cross the gaps soon. It may possibly be coming in a Pixel Element Fall shortly plenty of.

UPDATE: 2022/08/01 14:39 EST BY JULES WANG

Timer’s comin’ back again

Google Research Liaison Danny Sullivan has been reaching out to folks and media inquiring questions about the challenge on Twitter. Extended story shorter: indeed, the timer/stopwatch will be coming again to Google Lookup “pretty shortly,” but no definite ETA.