Select one of the five tabs at the top of the page under “Event”:
Special - Common holidays.
Custom - Create your own Event.
Birthdays - Choose a Friend's upcoming birthday.
Calendar Events - Select an upcoming Facebook event.
Previous Countdowns - Re-post a countdown you have already created.
Create Your Own Countdown
Select the Custom tab to create a countdown for any event (See Figure 1).
Enter the Name of your Event in the Top and Middle text fields.
Choose your location from the drop down menu.
Change the date and time.
Figure 2: Choose the countdown design, background colors, and text colors.
Choose Your Countdown Design
Select one of the preset designs in the “Customize” section (See Figure 2).
You can choose one of the preset designs from the “Presets” drop down menu.
Select different colors for your background and text
Choose the Counter Mode: Breakdown or Total.
Choose your Smallest Unit (day, hour, minute, second, or millisecond).
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.
Figure 3: Select where you would like to post your countdown.
Post Your Countdown
Choose where you would like to post the countdown (See Figure 3).
Choose between your Wall, a Friend's Wall, a Fan Wall, an Event Wall or a Group Wall.
Click on the “Preview & Share” button.
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.
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.
If you have any comments, feedback or questions about the timeanddate.com Countdown on Facebook, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.