New improved timer plugin with music 🎶

  • 30 March 2021
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Take control of your (virtual) space with Miro’s improved timer plugin! Set your timer during group activities to keep everyone on track and play background music to get people in the right mindset.  

The improved timer allows you to:

  • Time box an activity such as brainstorming or voting
  • Pause the timer when needed 
  • Add time to the timer with the click of a button 
  • Choose royalty free background tunes 

The new timer plugin is available on Education, Team, Consultant, Business, and Enterprise plan. 

 

:books:  Visit the Help Center to learn more. 

 


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@mlanders : +1 for supporting up to 24 hours at least for the timer!

I also find that the background music, while initially appealing, rapidly becomes annoying “on hold” music, so I turned it off after 10 minutes of it looping! Being able to upload your own MP3 file might make it more appealing...

Kiron

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@Marina :

I love the new timer and the music function …

there is a huge problem with the timer:

The limitiation of time to 99:59 Minutes.

I’ve got workshops that has got a duration of a whole day so there should be hours, too.

Michael

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@mlanders I have some beta feature that will be interesting for you to test in case of a long session, will text you in DM about that

@Robert Johnson Could you explain  a bit more what you expected to see there as a Guest Editor?

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@Robert Johnson no the Timer is running till it ends or someone with the correct permission ends it, Guest editors don’t have those permissions, Editors and Board Owners can stop it.

Hi @Robert Johnson thank you for your quick response. I needed a fast solution as it heavily affected my online meeting. I’ve deleted and re-installed the App on Windows and it helped. 

Hi @Robert Johnson thank you for your quick response. I needed a fast solution as it heavily affected my online meeting. I’ve deleted and re-installed the App on Windows and it helped. 

@Diana Deriazhna - Glad to hear that you got it sorted!

In the future, rather than re-installing the desktop app, you could first try resetting the app data by following these simple and quick steps:

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017572854-Desktop-app#For_Windows_1

 

Thanks, @Robert Johnson I saw this article, I have MS App, so I didn’t have these tabs. It was faster to re-install the App than to figure out how to reset its data, as the problem occurred unexpectedly and the meeting was already running. 

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@Diana Deriazhna - If you have the MS Miro desktop app from miro.com/apps, you can expose the menu bar by pressing the ALT key:

 

It is happening to me again, the reset data didn’t work. Please, help to solve this issue, it affects heavily my work

@Diana Deriazhna - Can you share screenshots of what you are seeing? Better yet, a video recording -- Loom is free and easy to use and share.

Thank you, I am now using the browser version and it works fine so far. 

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@mlanders Wow, what workshop activities do you run that is timeboxed for so long? I’d maxed out 40mins before everyone gets back.

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@Isman Tanuri :

Not so long - but often I tell them:

Board is open to work on from now 10:00 AM till after dinner 12:30 PM.

So we’ll meet again here on the board and you can show me your results.

For me it would be a great addition if I could combine the timer with the clock and it counts down … so my participants can see exactly how many time they have got left till it is 12:30 PM.

Michael

 

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@Kate Ivanova Is that a new timer behaviour with this release, Kate? ie Guest Editors cannot stop, pause or start the timer. This was one of my bugbears. I had participants starting or stopping timers during the workshop. Just happened last week on another team’s board.

So that’s one feature I never teach during Miro onboarding :joy:

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Hey @Isman Tanuri Correct, Guest Editors can not control Timer, only see it on the board when it is running.

 

I love this new feature, adding music is a plus, thus I’d love to know it there is a possibility to change the timer music or being able to choose from different ones? I’ve used them all, but adding feature to personalize the waiting music will be just AWESOME. 

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Timer music doesn’t seem to be playing for my boards in the Miro app today (April 13).

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Nevermind, user error. 

I guess it was not obvious to me that the music is muted by default and I had to unmute to hear it.

@Robert Johnson It works on the app!  Thanks!  By “we” I meant my company, when I said we don't have a VPN. 

 

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@mlanders I have some beta feature that will be interesting for you to test in case of a long session, will text you in DM about that

@Robert Johnson Could you explain  a bit more what you expected to see there as a Guest Editor?

@Kate Ivanova will that “longer time in timer” feature be available soon for everyone or do we still need to request it directly?

Hi all, the timer doesn't work for me. It is only “minimalized” version for me now. We used a timer before as a team and now suddenly it doesn't work for me, but it works for other team members. What may be the problem? 

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@Diana Deriazhna - I just tested the timer and it is working as expected for me (Windows 11 64-bit via Chrome).

Can you ease share screenshots of what you are seeing?

Note: If you are using a browser, try disabling any installed browser extensions -- you can usually accomplish this in one step by signing into Miro through a ln incognito/private browser window. 

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Hi @Robert Johnson thank you for your quick response. I needed a fast solution as it heavily affected my online meeting. I’ve deleted and re-installed the App on Windows and it helped. 

@Diana Deriazhna - Glad to hear that you got it sorted!

In the future, rather than re-installing the desktop app, you could first try resetting the app data by following these simple and quick steps:

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017572854-Desktop-app#For_Windows_1

 

massive waste of time.  all I wanted was a simple timer to find and start using in 15 seconds.  

It is happening to me again, the reset data didn’t work. Please, help to solve this issue, it affects heavily my work

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It is happening to me again, the reset data didn’t work. Please, help to solve this issue, it affects heavily my work

@Diana Deriazhna - Can you share screenshots of what you are seeing? Better yet, a video recording -- Loom is free and easy to use and share.

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It would be great if the songs would be synchronised with the timer.

If the timer is 5 minutes, we could have a song that finishes at exactly 5 minutes. This will give a very natural feel to the timer.

Sometimes, the song runs out at 4:50, and then a new song starts, right when the timer ends.

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@Kiron Bondale 

The upload or use of my own background music makes sense to me it has to be combined with the message:

“If you using your own music make shure that this is roalty free music otherwise you can get a problem with music companies.”

_X__ Yes I use roalty free music / my own music

If you not tick this on you cannot get into the upload your own music button.

 

Michael

 

 

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