Google's Stopwatch Stops Ticking

Oct 4, 2013 • 8:05 am | comments (16) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

In August, Google launched a stopwatch like feature where you can search for [set timer for X] and Google would launch a stopwatch timer.

This feature has stopped working.

It use to work somewhat like this, as I captured in our animated GIF.

Google Timer / Stop Watch

Now, all I see are search results:

Google's Stopwatch Stops Ticking

Google has not responded to the complaint in the Google Web Search Help forum yet, so Ia m not sure if this is a bug or something Google removed on purpose.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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10/04/2013 01:31 pm

Well, mine is still up and running (lol):


10/04/2013 01:35 pm

Mine is still working (lol):

Mark LaFlamme

10/06/2013 01:06 am

Yup. Same problem here. I had a shortcut for a timer that would track coffee brewing in a french press. Worked great for months, but now all I get is a regular search. What's up with that?


10/06/2013 10:09 pm

This isn't the timer being discussed.


10/07/2013 01:23 am

yeah what gives

Kevin Shutt

10/07/2013 06:39 pm

Wow. I thought I was doing wrong. Glad it's not just me but bummed because this was such a handy tool to have.

Bradley W

10/08/2013 12:53 pm

Dude stfu if you have nothing relevant to say.


10/08/2013 03:46 pm

I was wondering why this didn't work the other day. Shame. I hope it comes back as it was pretty useful.

timerless in cali

10/08/2013 09:21 pm

i was so stoked when i discovered the timer and is broke now?! the google giveth and taketh


10/09/2013 12:46 am

I loved this timer feature and used it all the time for all kinds of things. Google is really becoming quite irritating. They are taking all the good stuff away and their search results are even becoming less than stellar. I wish they were not so obsessed with becoming FB. We needed and loved google but will have to get a divorce if all they offer is google+ and paid search ads


10/09/2013 02:35 am!topic/websearch/GEKK_ByXV0w According to this, the timer will return. They are working on fixing that feature.


10/14/2013 05:43 pm

i hate it

Jérôme Verstrynge

10/15/2013 08:31 am

Hey, I accidentally post twice and could not delete one post. No need for those comments.


10/28/2013 06:30 pm

only available on .com and english version of .ca domain, but actually works for me.


02/13/2014 07:28 am

Just search this: google timer or set timer


02/14/2014 03:46 pm

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