Google’s handy timer and stopwatch that you can use right from Search have returned. The tools have been unavailable for weeks, but Google public search liaison Danny Sullivan announced that the timer was back in a tweet on Wednesday.
To use the timer, just type “set a timer for [however long you need],” and the top result will be a timer that automatically starts to count down. If you want to edit the timer, click on the numbers counting down. To use the stopwatch, Google “stopwatch” and click the “start” button on the box that appears. You can also tab back and forth between the timer and the stopwatch if one of them already appears in your search results.
Google first introduced the timer and stopwatch in 2013, but reports indicated they disappeared from search results sometime in mid-July. On August 1st, Sullivan confirmed in a tweet to The Verge that they were unavailable due to an “issue” and that the team expected to bring them back “fairly soon.” Now that they’re back, you can time things to your heart’s content once more.