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"Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore

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"Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Alberto Leal 10/3/13 5:31 PM
"Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore. This feature was introduced recently: http://googlesystem.blogspot.ca/2013/08/google-timer.html

Has this been removed?

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Rocky Kev 10/4/13 7:54 AM
I too do not see it. It went back to a search result.

This was really useful for me.

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore courtfunke 10/4/13 9:00 AM
I used it just yesterday but it's not there again today.  It was a helpful tool for me in my classroom.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore mimelia 10/4/13 1:40 PM
It's not showing up for me either. I'm seeing posts all over that it's not working, but no one seems to know why.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore C Hrbal 10/6/13 7:16 AM
Same here as well, and this was the only Google Now card I found useful.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Dave Winter2 10/6/13 11:05 AM
I was going to introduce this at a conference this week for educators. Hoping it starts working today.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Terry Furey 10/6/13 3:07 PM
It appears that Google has revamped their search page. The bar at the top that used to say "Web | Images | Shopping | " etc. has been removed. Instead, there's a smooth interface.

This tells me that Google forgot to move some of its search apps over to this new interface. Hopefully, it will be back eventually. For now, we'll all have to live with timers on websites or on phones, as inconvenient as they might be.

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Brett Rayfiel 10/7/13 6:35 PM
I used this feature all the time. Hopefully Google brings it back :(
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore nealeigh 10/8/13 9:59 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to submit the report and share feedback.

The team is aware of the issue and is hard at work on a fix. The timer feature will return soon!

Best, 
Nealeigh
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Kendall Baker 10/8/13 10:33 AM
Good to hear because I use that all the time so I'm not late to class. :)
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Rocky Kev 10/8/13 10:40 AM
Me too. I've been using a website that's not as elegant to keep a timer.

I use pomodoro with a google timer to help me stay focused.

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore mimelia 10/8/13 10:56 AM
Thanks for the update, Nealeigh! I'm glad to hear that the timer will be back - and I appreciate that the team is listening to us.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore mimelia 10/8/13 10:58 AM
Me too! Pomodoro all the way! I've had such a hard time finding a replacement timer that I like.
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Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Jim McJibbers 10/16/13 8:30 AM
I miss this one :( I honestly don't understand the point of removing these, they aren't getting in the way of anything.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Ian Santillan 10/18/13 1:06 PM
bring this feature back pls
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 10/21/13 8:56 AM
Dear Nealeigh,

It's been almost two weeks since your post. Would you happen to have an approximate ETA on when this could be fixed? I'm sure you have better things to do, but I figure it could be worth a shot to see if you would let us know when this might be coming back.

Thanks! :-)

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Brett Rayfiel 10/21/13 9:08 AM
Indeed, also is there any way to be updated on any revisions Google makes to their search cards? I would love to discover new and exciting queries; for example
"Jack Nicholson's children"
lists each child in a beautiful rectangle before the links.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore khelek 10/23/13 6:40 AM
For anyone interested, I tried this this morning (10/23) from both my phone and in my desktop Chrome browser and it looks like the timer functionality is there (again?). I had no issues.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore nealeigh 10/23/13 7:55 AM
Hi everyone,

The timer is indeed working again. Thanks for your patience! 

Nealeigh
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 10/23/13 9:08 AM
It sure doesn't work for me... :( Maybe it takes a while to roll out to everyone?
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Steffen H. 11/6/13 1:56 PM
The timer still does not work as it did before. Both Chrome and IE11, google.com and US-English.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Matt Storms 11/6/13 1:59 PM
If you are using Google Chrome, add this extension as it will allow you to set a timer. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocusd/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=en
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Rocky Kev 11/6/13 2:11 PM
Weird. Working fine on my end.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 11/7/13 2:26 AM
Yeah, same here. No-go on latest Chrome and Firefox on Ubuntu. Tried in incognito mode on Chrome and private browsing on Firefox, to see if trying with a clean cache/no cookies made a difference. It did not.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Brett Rayfiel 11/7/13 9:17 AM
They actually fixed it a few weeks ago. It was most likely botched in a Penguin algorithm update a couple months ago. I'm so happy a Google employee helped us here, in our time of not knowing when our dinners should be removed from the oven.

On a side note, I'd like to point out that the send feedback button (found in most Google apps) is fantastic and should be used frequently.

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Steffen H. 11/7/13 9:59 AM
Apparently, they did not fix it completely. I'm still struggling with the oven.

As you suggested, I just sent feedback for this issue.

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore BrAvA27 11/11/13 12:57 PM
I find saying "set timer for x minutes" works fine for minutes. Not hours. 120 minutes is 2 hours and works fine.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 11/11/13 1:11 PM
Not for me. Searching for "set timer for 10 minutes" does not work, for example. 120 minutes doesn't work either. So something is amiss here, as it works for some but not for others.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 11/11/13 1:12 PM
"as it works for some *people* but not for other *people*", I should say.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore gowtham_v 12/17/13 2:37 AM
try set timer 35 minutes..works
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 12/17/13 3:25 AM
Tried "set timer 35 minutes"... doesn't work.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Aishvarya Vishvesh Singh 12/24/13 9:07 PM
Not working for me still :-/
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore lullo 12/25/13 2:20 PM
It is not working for me too.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Nawita F 1/18/14 5:45 AM
Hi Nealeigh,

I'm surfing using Safari 7.0.1 on Mavericks and this feature is not working (despite using www.google.com, not the localized version like google.ca or google.fr etc.)

is there a know issue with safari? is an extension needed?

Thanks!

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore ukimalefu 1/21/14 2:41 AM
timer is not working for me. I liked it and used it :(
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore ubiquist 1/24/14 3:08 PM
Not working. Search results only.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Johny Blaze 2/14/14 4:29 AM
search for set timer or timer
Its default set to 5 minutes
manually you able to change it
but in search query eg. set timer 1 minute doesn't work for me :(  
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Brian Forbes Colgate 2/22/14 8:04 PM
Works for me

Search for "set timer xx minutes" and a timer opens with the number of minutes you have requested/

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Nawita F 2/23/14 7:56 AM
No luck here...

Any ideas?

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Karmi Phúc 2/26/14 5:48 PM
It's been too long :( Google, please bring the timer back!
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore mkoch227 3/3/14 9:56 AM
I have been searching for "x min Timer" and it works for me.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Victor Zamanian 3/3/14 10:09 AM
I think it's great that it works for some people, but it still doesn't work for a lot of people. It still doesn't work for me. I tried what you did too: "10 min Timer". It just gives me search results.
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Mary 02493 3/9/14 5:59 AM
Is there a way to set for two minutes that doesn't also include one hour and two minutes?
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Christopher Steinke 3/9/14 9:23 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore rasa rebwar 3/10/14 5:49 AM
It works only in google.iq
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore mkoch227 3/20/14 8:10 AM
Same thing happens for me on my home machine, but on my work computer, it will set it for only 20 minutes instead of 1 hr and 20 minutes. Strange!
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Josh R. 3/29/14 10:10 AM
It still works for me, just used it.

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:31:33 PM UTC-5, Alberto Leal wrote:
> "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore. This feature was introduced recently: http://googlesystem.blogspot.ca/2013/08/google-timer.html
>
> Has this been removed?

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore warkud 4/4/14 4:16 AM
works for me from some machines and doesn't work from others(chrome on all of them, logged in same account)
Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore Stu Lamont 4/9/14 5:18 AM
it still works in chrome by entering

10 minute timer

etc, not typing "set" before the needed timer

Re: "Set a timer for x minutes" doesn't work anymore jking95167 4/13/14 12:38 PM
I had the same problem today. i typed "timer" and it worked
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