I can’t seem to find the self-timer option in the Camera app on my Xiaomi phone. Is there a timer option in the pre-installed Camera app ?
As of this writing, the self-timer feature isn’t available in the stock Camera app in the current version of MIUI V5. But, if you have the voice control turned on, and you’re taking a shot using your voice, it has a default 3-sec delay timer.
If that’s not good enough, you can opt for a 3rd party camera app such as Google camera.
I also did a quick check on my Mi 3 running MIUI 4.11.21 Developer Rom. And the good news is that it comes with a Countdown option which offers a 3 second delay for the front camera.