Pause and continue the timer

Clockify doesn’t have a pause button per se, but you can use the continue button on the Time tracker to continue working on the same activities

So once you start a timer on the activity and stop it, the activity will be recorded and a time entry will be saved. You then have an option to continue this time entry by clicking the little play button on the right side.

If you click that button it will start a new timer with all the same details of that activity (description, project, tags, etc.).

This is because when you continue working on something after you stopped a timer, this activity now has a different start time and the system needs to record that which is why a new time entry is started.

Here’s an example:
Let’s say you work on a project from 10 am to 11 am. You start the timer at 10 am and stop it at 11 am, but then later in the day (let’s say 3 pm) you work on the same thing. So you start the timer again, but it’s 3 pm now, so you work for an hour, then you stop the timer at 4 pm.

If the system was to assign this to a previous time entry the start time for this single time entry would be 10 am and the end time would be 4 pm, but the total duration of how long you worked would be just 2 hours which may be confusing.

However, if you work on completely the same time entries (with the same description, project, client, etc.) your Time Tracker page will group those time entries as a single expandable entry simply for a better overview.

To learn more about grouping time entries or toggle this option on/off, check this post.