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How to Use the Countdown Timer for Facebook

Learn how to create and share a timeanddate.com Countdown with your Facebook friends.

Countdown to a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, baby due date, and any other events that people wish to share with others via their Wall or friend’s Wall on Facebook.

Countdown Features

The timeanddate.com Countdown allows you to choose:

Getting Started

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Go to the timeanddate.com Countdown on Facebook.
  3. Select one of the five tabs at the top of the page under “Event”:




Create Your Own Countdown

  1. Select the Custom tab to create a countdown for any event (See Figure 1).
  2. Enter the Name of your Event in the Top and Middle text fields.
  3. Choose your location from the drop down menu.
  4. Change the date and time.
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Figure 2: Choose the countdown design, background colors, and text colors.

Choose Your Countdown Design

  1. Select one of the preset designs in the “Customize” section (See Figure 2).
  2. You can choose one of the preset designs from the “Presets” drop down menu.
  3. Select different colors for your background and text
  4. Choose the Counter Mode: Breakdown or Total.
  5. Choose your Smallest Unit (day, hour, minute, second, or millisecond).
  6. The Preview shows how the countdown will look on your wall. To see it countdown live, you must click on the play icon. It is a static number at the time of posting and only shows the time left when the post was made.
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Figure 3: Select where you would like to post your countdown.

Post Your Countdown

  1. Choose where you would like to post the countdown (See Figure 3).
  2. Choose between your Wall, a Friend's Wall, a Fan Wall, an Event Wall or a Group Wall.
  3. Click on the “Preview & Share” button.
  4. A pop-up message will appear in which you can type in a personal message to include with your countdown timer. Click on “Publish” if you want to go ahead and share your countdown or click on “Skip” if you want to cancel.





More services are available for Facebook at the bottom of the page, as well as free countdown timers for your website or personal blog outside Facebook.

Other Information

The timeanddate.com Countdown is designed to be used directly on your Wall (“What’s on your mind?”), a friends’ Wall, a Fan Wall, an Event Wall, or on a Group Wall.

The timeanddate.com Countdown application’s icon will be available in the side menu on your Facebook Homepage. You can click on the icon to use our application for countdowns to other events in the future. Information about the timeanddate.com Countdown can be found in your Application settings under your Privacy settings.

Please note that the timeanddate.com Countdown application needs your authentication before you use it on Facebook. We will not store your information and we do not take responsibility for the content you add with our application. Any information that you provide to timeanddate.com is subject to our Privacy Policy, which states our firm commitment to privacy.

If you have any comments, feedback or questions about the timeanddate.com Countdown on Facebook, email us at: webmaster@timeanddate.com.

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