The Miro timer helps to manage and track your time while running a whiteboarding session in real time. No matter if you are a team member, a group leader, or just want to manage your personal projects and meet the deadline — our timer will boost your productivity by taking care of your most precious resource.
Available for: Team, Business, Consultant, Enterprise, and Education plans
Set up by: editors who were explicitly invited to the board via email or have access to the board because they are part of a project or team in Miro. All registered users (viewers, commenters, editors) and non-registered visitors with edit access can see the running timer on the board
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The timer is located in the collaboration toolbar on the bottom left corner of the board.
✏️ If you do not have the timer on the toolbar in your paid team, please install it from the Marketplace or ask your Admin to install.
Timer icon on the collaboration toolbar
Click the icon to open the timer, set the time period by either typing in the time or using the + and - options, and click the blue play button to start:
The timer has been set for 1 minute
While the timer is counting down, you and have the ability to stop, pause, and add more time to the timer. Click the +1m or +5m buttons to add time to the countdown.
The timer is counting down from 1 minute and has 55 seconds left
To pause timer, click the corresponding button.
The button to pause timer
To stop timer and reset the time, click the button on the left and choose Stop timer.
The timer starts and ends for everyone on the board. You can minimize the timer and the toolbar icon will always show how much time is left.
While the timer is minimized, time left is displayed on the collaboration toolbar
When the time is up all the collaborators are notified visually and with a chime.
Time's up notification
Built in music player: play music directly from the timer
When you are setting up the timer you have the option to select from a list of royalty-free music to play during your countdown.
Selecting music to play while the timer is on
You can also mute the music while it's playing.
The option to mute the timer music
Frequently asked questions
- The timer icon is not present on the collaboration toolbar. Why?
- Please note that timer cannot be set up by viewers, commenters, or visitors and it is not available in free teams.
You may also need to install the timer in the team where the board you are working on is located or ask your Team Admin to install it. Note that timer may be restricted on Enterprise plan by your Company Admins.
- Can I see timer while in Presentation mode?
- If you enter Full Presentation mode, timer will pop up at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Can I move timer to a different spot on the board?
- No, this is not currently possible.