Google brings back the timer feature for its Search engine


Google has decided to bring back a feature that stopped working at the end of the last month. The timer feature in Google Search which allowed users to set a timer or stopwatch is now working again. Users who will type and search commands like “set timer for 10 minutes,” and “start stopwatch,” on the desktop or mobile web versions of Google Search will now be able to see a widget with the said timer (which automatically started) or stopwatch.

In July, when it stopped working such searches were showing some “irrelevant” search results with landing pages of different websites. According to a report by AndroidPolice, the feature has started showing the widget once again and Google Search liaison Danny Sullivan has also shared a tweet recently to confirm the availability of the feature.

As per a report by The Verge, Sullivan has recently tweeted about the return of the feature from his official Twitter account. Sullivan also added that he was aware of the issue but wasn’t able to provide a satisfying answer about the return of the feature until now. Moreover, Sullivan also confirmed the feature’s eventual return at the beginning of the month but couldn’t provide a clear timeline.
How does this feature work
The report mentions that this Google Search feature is working in the same way it used to do previously. Currently, when users ask Google to “set a timer,” (without specifying the amount of time) it will start counting down from 5 minutes. Users can also specify the other amounts of time or set it for a time of the day like 3:15 p.m as well.

Moreover, users can also pull up a smartwatch from Google Search but will have to start that one by themselves while the timer will start running automatically. Apart from that, users can also issue a voice command to the Google app or Google Assistant on their mobile devices to do the same thing.



Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! My droll is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment