Dialpad Meetings allows you to start a meeting timer that alerts the Organizer and all Participants in a conference after a specific amount of time passes.
Ensure meetings aren't going to run outside of a scheduled timeslot, or use a timer to allocate time for different speakers. Dialpad Meetings' meeting timer leads to more effective conferences.
Keep in mind that you're only able to see and hear a meeting timer from desktop; this feature does not work on PSTN or the mobile app.
Let's take a look at setting a meeting timer in Dialpad Meetings.
Enable Meeting Countdown Timer
From the Dialpad Meetings dashboard, navigate to Settings > Allow Meeting Timer.
Choose to enable the meeting timer with or without audio. With audio, an alert for the Organizer and Participants will play after the countdown concludes.
Set Meeting Countdown Timer
From an active conference, navigate to Meeting Info and select Add a Meeting Timer.
Enter the length in 00:00 format, then select Start to start the timer.
Dialpad Meetings' timer will appear in the top-left corner for the Organizer and all Participants to see. Both the Organizer and any Participants may view, set, and stop a meeting timer in conferences with the feature enabled.
Stop & Pause Controls
From an active conference, select the Stop button to turn off the timer or the Pause button to freeze the countdown.
Both the Organizer and any Participants in the conference are able to do this.
End-of-Conference (5-Minute) Reminder
If you've scheduled a conference directly or using the Add-On for Google Calendar (see special instructions), Dialpad Meetings displays a 5-minute reminder as a conference nears its conclusion.
It allows the Organizer and all other Participants to understand the conference reached its scheduled end; however, the conference will not officially end until the Organizer ends it or the Participants leave. Each person must dismiss the 5-minute reminder on their own, so the Organizer dismissing it will not do so for any Participants.
Keep in mind that this capability still works even if you've set a Meeting Countdown Timer during the conference (as shown above). Both the 5-minute reminder and the meeting timer will appear simultaneously in the top-left corner.
Sometimes it's not enough to know when the meeting is over. If a meeting runs long, the Meeting Countdown Timer show how long the meeting has gone over time with a Negative Timer.
After the timer hits zero, it will begin displaying "Exceeded By" time with a negative number. You can close this by dismissing the reminder.