Free Countdown Timers You Can Use in PowerPoint
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated April 5, 2021
Applies to: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)
You can create PowerPoint presentations with countdown timer slides or you can download free PowerPoint timer slides. Timers can be for 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 minute or even 30 seconds. You can adjust the time required in many downloaded templates and change their design. PowerPoint countdown timers can be useful during breaks to show participants the time remaining or for tests and activities during a training session.
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The countdown timers listed here use multiple animations and you need to run a slide show to use them. Links to download the PowerPoint templates are to the Microsoft site.
You can download the PowerPoint templates with the countdown timers for free and use them as standalone presentations. If you'd like a different look, edit the background of the slide(s) in Slide Master View but you won't be able to edit the numbers in Normal View since that are actually a set of stacked pictures, each animated to appear at a different time interval.
If you prefer, you can copy the slide(s) with the timers to your own presentation and edit them if necessary.
The following timers all use a blue pictures as backgrounds in Sllide Master View.
15 minute countdown timer
This 15 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
Download the 15 minute countdown timer >
10 minute countdown timer
This 10 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
Download the 10 minute countdown timer >
1 minute countdown timer
This 1 minute countdown timer is available from Microsoft.
Download the 1 minute countdown timer >
Although you can create your own countdown timers in PowerPoint using objects and animations, it can be easier to simply download timer templates. There are also many sites where you can buy countdown timer templates or you can run a timer using an online tool.
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