Placing a Countdown Clock on Facebook

by Melly Parker

When you're waiting for an event, minutes can pass like hours. Facebook can help you kill time before the big day; you can also chart the days and hours until your event happens. In addition, countdown clocks can help keep other people aware of an event – if you're trying to get your friends excited about a party or trip, a countdown clock is the answer. While Facebook doesn't have a native countdown clock for you to install, plenty of third-party developers have created countdown apps that integrate into your profile.

Not Long Now

Step 1

Sign into your Facebook account and click "App Center" from the left sidebar.

Step 2

Navigate to the "Not Long Now (Countdown Timer)" app (see Resources).

Step 3

Click "Go to App." Enter the name of your event and select the date and time from the drop-down menus.

Click "Create," then click "Share." Press "Share" again to publish your Countdown clock to your Wall.

Countdown Generator for Facebook

Step 1

Sign into your Facebook profile. Navigate to "Countdown Generator for Facebook."

Step 2

Set your event date and time from the drop-down menus and write the name of your event under "Text." You can also adjust your font and the background theme of the clock.

Step 3

Press "Start." Scroll down and copy the HTML code generated for your countdown clock. Click "Share it on Facebook."

Step 4

Paste your HTML code in the box and click "Preview/Share."

Click "Share it Now," then click the "Share" Facebook icon. Write any messages you want to be published with your post and click "Share Link."

My Countdowns

Step 1

Navigate to the "My Countdowns" app (see Resources).

Step 2

Click "Go to App."

Step 3

Click "+ add." Fill in the blanks to set a title, date and time, choosing the month from the drop-down menu. You can add a URL, picture and description as well.

Click "Save Event." Click "Post to Wall" and "Share" to share your countdown clock.


  • My Countdown App also allows you to mark an event as repeating, so after the event occurs a new countdown will start for the same event the next year.

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About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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