Using the Zoom Timer App

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The Timer app features a sleek countdown animation and a water-like alarm. Perfect for keeping meetings on track, time-based tasks, and even in-meeting group meditation. It displays the current time in the middle of the screen as the timer is counting down.

Start the timer with some of our ready made time lengths: 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 25 min, and 30 min. Customize the timer with your own custom length up to 100 minutes.


  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: version 5.7.3 or higher
    • macOS: version 5.7.3 or higher
  • A Zoom account.
  • Your administrator has added the Timer app URL to your network or firewall’s URL Allowlist:

How to install from the App Marketplace

The Timer app is included with the Zoom desktop client and is displayed in your Apps list.

To install the app manually:

  1. Log in to the Zoom Marketplace, and enter Timer in the Search field to find the app.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Review the requested permissions, and click Authorize.
    Once installed, the app is displayed under the Apps section of the Zoom desktop client.

How to use the Zoom Timer App

The timer app can be started from within a Zoom meeting and from the Apps tab in the Zoom client.
You can select from the preset time intervals or enter a custom length up to 100 minutes.

How to uninstall from the App Marketplace

  1. Login to your Zoom account and navigate to the Zoom Marketplace.
  2. Search for Timer and click the app. 
  3. Click Remove for the app.

Data Security

The application uses the zoomapp:inmeeting scope to allow users to open it during Zoom meetings, as well as to display the timer as part of the participant video. The app does not share any personal data.

See the full list of Zoom Apps SDK methods accessed by this app below:

  • setVirtualForeground - Displays an image in the foreground of the user’s video to demonstrate the timer to meeting participants.
  • removeVirtualForeground - Removes the image which was set using setVirtualForeground from the foreground of the user’s video.
  • onMyMediaChange - Notifies the app when the current user's video settings change, such as enabling or disabling video, and when the audio is muted or unmuted.
    Note: The app requests this event to ensure the clock is shown with the right dimensions and aspect ratio for the user’s video stream.

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