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
Sign into your Facebook account and click "App Center" from the left sidebar.
Navigate to the "Not Long Now (Countdown Timer)" app (see Resources).
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
Sign into your Facebook profile. Navigate to "Countdown Generator for Facebook."
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.
Press "Start." Scroll down and copy the HTML code generated for your countdown clock. Click "Share it on Facebook."
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."
Navigate to the "My Countdowns" app (see Resources).
Click "Go to App."
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.
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.