Show the current time / clock

To have a better overview over time during a meeting, it would be helpful to have the current time / a clock in the zoom bar in addition to the existing timer, which only shows the duration of the meeting.

Especially in full-screen applications and in the screen sharing mode the system clock is often hidden

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Hey @w.wiedemann,

Please see this support doc:

Thanks,
Tommy

Hey,
thank you for the reply.

I already know the feature that shows the time since the beginning of the meeting (meeting duration / connected time). however, it is often not really meaningful. Sometimes you create the meeting a few minutes before the arranged time, sometimes you arrive a little later at an existing meeting… So showing the pure connection time is usually not very helpful. There is also no possibility to reset the timer.

I think, a real clock that shows the current time would be more helpful in most cases.

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Hi @w.wiedemann, I see the use case but I don’t think this is immediately something we can provide through an API. Could you share your request with us at https://zoom.us/feed?

I have the same request. Not sure if this thread is the right place to add it.

I think what might be misunderstood is this is something we need through an API.
This is a feature request on the interface during a fullscreen Zoom meeting.

Often times you join a meeting before the top of the hour. Or you join a few minutes after the hour has passed. Or your meeting starts at half past the hour.

In Fullscreen mode, in those cases it’s impossible to get a feeling of what time it is, and how much time is left for your meeting.

On Mac, the only workaround is to move my mouse to the top bar of my screen and see the actual clock.
Alternatively I could check my watch or watch the clock on a wall or desk next to me, but this is distracting and in 1on1 meetings not very friendly.

Suggestion:
Would like to replace the current meeting running time with an actual clock of the current system time.

  • either by clicking the timer element and toggling between meeting duration and system time clock.
  • or by a setting in Preferences where you can set ‘Show system clock instead of meeting duration time’.

Should not be too difficult to implement I think, and a huge improvement for both hosts and meeting participants.

I use Zoom to teach and often have students presenting in time blocks. I have no easy way to give them a warning as their time gets low without interrupting their flow. The ability to have the current time and/or a timer I can set would solve this for me.