How to Use the Timer Widget

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Session has an easy-to-use timer feature built-in. It's only accessible to room owners and hosts. Use it to keep your meeting on time! This article goes in-depth about how to use and manage the timer.

Starting the Timer

Here's how!

  • While inside the room, click on the tools icon at the bottom right
  • Click on Timer


  • Choose to set it for 3 mins, 5 mins, 10 mins, or 15 mins. You may type in your desired time instead as well.


You can only enter the time in minutes and seconds and the maximum amount of minutes that it can be set for is 99 minutes. For example, if you would like to set the timer for 1 hour and 30 minutes, you would have to enter 90:00.

  • Click on Start
  • That's it!

Participants will be notified that the timer has started and the countdown will be displayed in the top left-hand corner of the room. 


An audible countdown will begin when time is about to run out.

Extending the Timer

If you need to extend the timer, simply hover over the timer widget and click on the +1 min button that will appear. 


Participants will not be notified via sound that it has been extended and you can extend it as many times as you'd like to.
The timer can only be extended by 1-minute intervals. 

Stopping the Timer

To stop the timer, click on the stop icon on the timer widget.


Participants will also be notified with a toast at the top the screen when the timer has been stopped. 

Tip! You can restart the timer after it has ended by clicking on the restart button that will appear once the time elapses. It will be restarted for the previous time that it was set for.

To close the widget itself, click on the close icon at the top right of the widget.


Q: Will the timer be included in the recording?

A: Yes. The small countdown widget will be included in the timer. The window shown when the time is being set will not be included though.

Q: Can the timer be paused and for how long?
A: The timer can indeed be paused. To pause it, simply click on the pause icon. There isn't a limit currently to how long the timer can be paused for. 


Things to note

  • Closing the timer widget while the timer is running will stop the timer. 
  • The room owner and any other host can stop the timer even if they were not the ones who started it.
  • You can start and stop the timer as many times as you want to. There is no limit to this.

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