While Google makes it extremely easy to ask your phone or Home to set a timer, did you know you could just set one from the search engine’s homepage? Here’s how…

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Steps to set a timer or stopwatch from Google’s homepage

  1. Setting a timer
  2. Setting a stopwatch

1. Setting a timer

Whether you’re cooking a meal, need to know when to leave, or something else, a timer can be a handy tool. Just like how you can ask Google what your internet speed is, you can ask it to set a timer.

Just go to Google’s homepage and type in ‘Set a timer for X minutes/hours.’ Doing this will automatically load a timer above several search results and begin counting down.

The same thing can be done from the URL bar in Chrome if you don’t want to navigate all of the way to the search engine before setting a timer.

2. Setting a stopwatch

Just like with the timer, you can start a stopwatch right from Google’s homepage. To do it, just type ‘Start a stopwatch‘ in the search bar. Once it’s running, you can start, stop, and restart the stopwatch.

Additionally, you can get to the stopwatch from Chrome’s URL bar or by clicking on it in the tab above the timer.

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